8112A - Alison Knowles

by Alison Knowles

Side 1 28:53
Side 2 21:08


Following the sounds are three writings from my bean collections:
"The Whale Shark Rhinodon," excerpted from the Journal of B.A. Bean, a 19th Century icthyologist; "The Bean Sequences," a poem made from a book titled "Farmers of Forty Centuries" by F.H. King, a book concerned with farming technology in China in the late 1800's; and the final section, "Popular Bean Soup." This recipe, very old, is from China, the calligraphy translated by George Brecht.

Popular Beans Soup

Get yellow or white popular bean
Wash and clean them
Soak them overnight then boil
Boiling slow, pick up five or six beans to see when they are done
For yellow popular bean add fresh water to continue cooking.


released April 21, 1981

Insert Design by Alison Knowles
Produced by John Guth
Recorded by Alison Knowles and Annea Lockwood
Production Manager: Andrew Hindes
Photograph by Jessica Higgins
Performed by Alison Knowles


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