Secret Recipes is a series of 11 original hand-drawn and hand-painted visual poems created exclusively for Musicworks Editions by internationally renowned sound poet Jaap Blonk.
The sale of Jaap Blonk’s Secret Recipes ($200 per image*) directly supports Musicworks In The Classroom. This program, which is funded exclusively by donors, empowers us to distribute more than 3,000 copies of Musicworks to undergraduate music and media-arts students every year.
The Secret Recipes series started with some kitchen experiments: the combination of one liquid and one solid / powder ingredient, such as buttermilk and turmeric, beetroot juice and icing sugar or carrot juice and mustard seed. Due to the relative incompatibility of tastes the recipes weren’t very successful, and I decided to keep them secret. Directions are written; however, they are in a script that has such a distant relation to phonetic notation that it has become indecipherable.
IMAGES PICTURED (clockwise from top left): #9, #10, #6, #4
To view the full series, and for any inquiries, contact Anastasia at [email protected]
or by calling 416-977-3546
*price per image increases to $250 after Sept. 30, 2015