Harry Everett Smith (1923-1991), Harry Smith was born on this day.
Here‘s the footage of Harry accepting his Grammy, it’s a touching moment. Here‘s more typical Harry – “Boy, Am I In Trouble! “. Here are some of the masterpieces he’s justly famous for – Mirror Animations 1957 (from Early Abstractions 1946-57) and this excerpt from his Heaven and Earth Magic. Heck, why not watch the whole thing (and his remarkable Late Superimpositions too) over here on the extraordinary Ubuweb site.
Think of the Self Thinking is worth picking up.
ditto here’s some samples from Harry’s 1973 Kiowa Peyote recording
Lionel Ziprin sets the stage for another extraordinary Harry project, the recordings of Rabbi Abulafia.