Jackson Mac Low

Jackson Mac Low, (1922-2004), poet, composer, and visual artist, best known for his use of chance generated and nonintentional procedures.

“It often seems to me that the whole point of art is pleasure. The pleasure of making artworks and the pleasure of experiencing them.” Jackson Mac Low

“Mac Low stands with John Cage as one of the two major artists bringing systematic chance operations into poetic & musical practice since the Second World War.” Jerome Rothenberg

“Musician, he introduced poetry to orchestra without syntax. Poet, he ‘sets all well afloat.’ That’s why his poetry, even though it looks like it, is poetry.” John Cage



Jackson Mac Low Photo by Anne Tardos, 1992

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