Minóy the punctum book/cassette/compact disc 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 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).
The limited edition Minóy cassette and 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 avant-garde composer Phillip B. Klingler (PBK). Klingler 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).
Shame On Love (1986)
Distant Thoughts (1986)
Reading The Last Fortune Cookie (1986)
Bread And Wine (1990)
Pawbone Kisser Daylight Sins I (1993)
Directed by Joseph Nechvatal & PBK
Cover photo of Minóy as Haint as King Lear by Maya Eidolon
Cassette design by Dana Johnson
CD design by Catherine Naiser
Published by Punctum Records
Release Date: 7/1/14
Limited edition cassette printing of 100
Companion Minóy book available at Punctum Books.