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Punctum Books/Records : Minóy


Punctum Books/Records : MinóyPunctum Books/Records : Minóy

The Minóy book from punctum books with CD & cassette from punctum records

Minóy as Haint as King Lear by Maya Eidolon

Minóy the Punctum Book/CD is an introduction and overview to the important, but little known, noisescape artist Minóy: the pseudonym of the American electronic art musician and sound artist Stanley Keith Bowsza (1951-2010). Minóy was a key figure in the homemade independent cassette culture scene of the 1980s.

The Minóy CD is comprised of nine audio compositions that span the years 1985 to 1993, drawn from recently discovered archival material. These tracks have been selected by the artistic director of the project, Joseph Nechvatal, in collaboration with the well-known American composer Phillip B. Klingler (PBK). Klingler (co-producer and sound engineer of the CD) houses the Minóy archive and has re-mastered the tracks, most of which have never been heard before (it was thought that Minóy stopped recording in 1992).

The Minóy Book contains sixty black and white portrait images from the Minóy as Haint as King Lear series that the photographer Maya Eidolon (Amber Sabri) created before his death in collaboration with Minóy (then known as Haint) and Stuart Hass (Minóy’s lifetime partner). The book also contains two written monograms, one by close friend Amber Sabri and one by Joseph Nechvatal and contains a summational after words by Joseph Nechvatal (co-producer of the CD).