Karl Holmqvist – Hymn to Pan LP



‘Hymn To Pan’ was recorded live on July 9, 2010 during a reading/performance by Karl Holmqvist at Badischer Kunstverein. The record features a selection of four texts from his anthology ‘What’s My Name’ (2009). Karl Holmqvist’s texts represent a writing method that is based on lengthy collages of quotes, song lyrics, lists, and other often pop-cultural or trivial sources. Through cut-ups or repetition, occassional rhyme and mantra-like rhythm, these minimal, geometric linguistic arrangements orbit a nucleus that is at the same time analytical and meditative, and that question the cultural hegemony of rationality and authority in any sort of authorship.