plus the launch of the English translation of
Hello Spiral!
published by JRP|Ringier

Feb 1, 2009
3pm - 7pm




Dispatch is thrilled to announce two events with Swiss artist and music conoisseur Francis Baudevin. Come to hear Francis play live with musician Christian Pahud as Modern Reasonable at the Swiss Institute on Jan 31. And join us for an intimate listening salon with Francis and friends at Dispatch. Scroll down for Francis's play list...

From the forward of Hello Spiral:

"Baudevin’s friends and students are the first to benefit from his interest in music: from the richness of his record collection and from the almost obsessive manner with which he maintains it.  He has talked about several of his musical influences in previous interviews, but this aspect of his identity is mainly known by word of mouth - by those who know.  It therefore justified a publication, that is to say, to address a larger public, and to give Baudevin the chance to elaborate upon it for himself.  That is why our discussion is concentrated on music - following the chronology of his discoveries as a collector and allowing a complex web of connections to unravel."



Playlist Dispatch

Noah Creshevsky, Great Performances (1973) Opus One
Improvisers’ Orchestra, Song (1976) Advance Recording
Andrew Hill, Chiconga (1960) Warwick/Fresh Sound
Chaz Smith, Scircura (1982) Cold Blue Records
David Byrne, A Woman’s Secret (Ambient Mix) (1994) Sire
Gil Evans and his Orchestra, Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix) (1976) RCA
Ray Manzarek, Begin the World Again (1974) Mercury
Ken Nordine, Cracks in the Ceiling (1979) Snail Records
Weater Report, River People (1978) ARC/Columbia
Eric Random & the Bedlamites, Hardcore (1984) Doublevision
Wayne Horvitz No Place Fast (1980) TFYM  Stereo
DNA, Grapefruit (date unknow) No More Records

Julie’s Haircut & Sonic Boom, Gemini Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 (2005) Superlove
The Creepers, Make Joe, Bleed Records (1989)
The Nightingales, Look Satisfied (1983) Vindaloo Records
The Nightingales, Don’t Blink (1982) Cherry Red
Danielle Dax, Here Come the Harvest Buns (1982) IRC the Initial Recording Co.
Wire, 23 Years Too Late (2008) Pink Flag
The Fall  (Birtwistle’s) Girl in Shop (2003) Action Records
Cabaret Voltaire, Jazz the Glass (1981) Rough Trade
Dif Juz, Roy’s Tray (1983) Red Flame
Mr. Partridge, Commerciality (Signal Ad) (1980) Virgin Records Ltd.
Rip Rig + Panic, Do the Tightrope (1983) Virgin Records Ltd.
The Homosexuals, Soft South Africans (1st. Version)  (1978 or so) Recommended Records
The Nightingales, Insurance (1983) Ink
Shock Headed Peters, Scorch (1986) 3BC
Blaine L. Reininger / Alain Goutier, Raise Your Hands  ((1985) Les disques du  crépuscule
Happy Monday / Martin Hannett, Mad Cyril- hello girls (1989) Factory Communications Ldt.
The Bongos, Question Ball (1982) Fetish Records Ltd.

Surabaya Johnny, Gagmar Krause
Johnny’s got a Gun, Cat Power
I’m Straight, the Modern Lovers
Johnny, Suicide
Little Johnny Jewel (pts.1&2)
Land, Patti Smith
Johnny’s Gonna Die, the Replacements
Johnny Was, Stiff Little Fingers
Johnny Johnny, Prefab Sprout
Johnny’s No Good, Joe Bataan
Lazy Susan, Laura Nyro
Johnny, Be Bay If You Can Be, Terry Callier

Hamiet Bluiett, Prayer
Archie Shepp African Drum Suite (pts.1&2)
Yusef Lateef, Below Yellow Bell
Cannonball Adderley, High Fly
Roland Kirk, Three for the Festival
The Lounge Lizards, My Trip to Ireland
Cal Tjader, Solar Heat
Grachan Moncur III, Angela’s Angel
Hugh Maseela, Nye Tamo Ame
The Meters, The Flower Song
Charles Wright, Run Jody Run
Tim Buckley, Devil Eyes
Mimi and Rchard Farina, One-Way Ticket
Nilsson, Sleep Late my Lady Friend
The Chico Hamilton Trio, Autumn Landscape