One Page Productions is pairing up with Gold Bolus Recordings to make an album version of Courier’s Text Atlas of The United States of America, a book by Woody Leslie published by 1Pp a year ago March, 2013. CTAotUSA is a geographically accurate, 100% typed atlas of the US. Each state is presented on its own page, typed out using only the letters of its name. (The book can be purchased from 1Pp here.)
The album version will also feature all 50 states (plus the two-page spread of the entire country) “read” by a text-to-speech computer generated voice. The book becomes a score, and each state a hypnotic sonic realization of geography, or in Gold Bolus’ words: “a unique kind of contemporary found-art minimalism.”
The full album will be released later this Spring, but in the mean time, you can listen to a preview of "Maine."