(Northampton) Oxingale Press, 2000. 11 1/2 x 11 1/2. 34 leaves with sixteen color etchings by Michael Kuch. Bound by Claudia Cohen in lemon-colored cloth & her pastepaper boards with an additional etching inset into upper cover. This deluxe set is accompanied by four cloth-bound portfolios, containing:
(1) a CD of the music
(2) an extra suite of the etchings each signed and numbered
(3) the original copper plate for the cover etching
(4) a pastel wash drawing for that etching
All contained in a cloth & pastepaper tray case. Fine. Item #11301
No. 10 of 20 deluxe sets, signed by Matt Haimovitz (cellist), Luna Pearl Woolf (composer), and Michael Kuch. Poems (by Neruda, Dickinson, Hildegard van Bingen, et al.) are printed letterpress by Art Larsen in the original languages, and in English translation, in black, red, blue, and yellow. Music (by Villa-Lobos, John Tavener, et al.) composed for these poems is performed by soprano Eileen Clark and cellist Matt Haimovitz. Michael Kuch's creative artistry unifies the whole. The shape & size of the book echoes that of a 33 RPM record; the flap of the CD envelope is shaped like an inverted cathedral arch (a motif throughout the book); the final etching incorporates the musical notation for "hold the last note." (There were also 50 "regular" copies.).