Detail View: Stan Brakhage Collection: Harry Wilkerson: a recording for Stan Brakhage

Identifier: 
narv_brak_HarryWilkerson
Title: 
Harry Wilkerson: a recording for Stan Brakhage
Description: 
In a tape to Stan Brakhage, Wilkerson talks about his relationship with a woman he met in Houston. He relates how obsessed he is and expresses his frustrations. Intermittently, he gets into other topics. Talks about jazz, his mental states, and his life situation. He plays some jazz recordings by Carmen McRae and other artists. Finally he asks Stan to send him a few written lines with his signature for the purpose of impressing the woman.
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Abstract
Description: 
00:00 Wilkerson reads a letter from a woman he's been corresponding with 05:20 He comments on his psychiatric care and his thoughts about the woman 09:30 Talks about jazz music 13:00 Talks about his current troubling emotions 16:15 Taking refuge in intellectualism, music (jazz) 17:15 Expounds on the woman's boy friend 19:00 Goes into his mental problems, loneliness, purposelessness 24:15 Talks about his attitude toward women 26:00 Talks about his depression 29:00 Puts on "No more blues" by Carmen McRae 33:00 Plays another blues song of hers 37:30 A jazz song follows 39:45 Comments about art versus main stream culture 40:45 Proposes that Stan send him an autograph for the woman 44:30 Elaborates about how the woman is not responding to him - breaks off 46:15 Tells a strange story about a teacher and a student in Denver 51:30 Talks about meeting the woman and her fiancé in Houston 01:01:40 The woman tells him how depressed she is 01:04:30 He writes letters, and sends her gifts 01:10:15 Expounds further on jazz music and plays Lee Konitz' 'On green dolphin street' 01:18:15 Plays a recording of the same song by Carmen McRae 01:22:30 He relates returning from Houston to meet Stan 01:25:30 Explains again his request for Brakhage's autograph for the woman 01:31: Announces that he will read the woman's letter on the other side of the tape 01:32:30 End
Description Type: 
SegmentSequence
Subject: 
Wilkerson, Harry
Subject: 
Man-woman relationships
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Subject: 
Jazz
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Subject: 
McRae, Carmen
Subject Type: 
naf
Subject: 
Depression in men -- Personal narratives
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Subject: 
Mental health -- Personal narratives
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Source: 
narv_brak_HarryWilkerson
Creator: 
Brakhage, Stan
Creator Type: 
naf
Contributor: 
Wilkerson, Harry
Format Medium: 
audio/mp3
Language: 
English