"Sun Ra + Ayé Aton: Space, Interiors, and Exteriors," 1972
In 1972, the legendary musician, composer and mystic Sun Ra (1914–1993) was hard at work scripting and acting in the now classic documentary on his life and work, Space is the Place, as well as publishing his second book of poetry. The book of poems (now extremely rare) was designed and edited by Ra’s manager, who asked one of Ra’s band members in the Arkestra—the drummer and percussionist Ayé Aton—to contribute images to accompany Ra’s poems.  more

"Sun Ra + Ayé Aton: Space, Interiors, and Exteriors," 1972

In 1972, the legendary musician, composer and mystic Sun Ra (1914–1993) was hard at work scripting and acting in the now classic documentary on his life and work, Space is the Place, as well as publishing his second book of poetry. The book of poems (now extremely rare) was designed and edited by Ra’s manager, who asked one of Ra’s band members in the Arkestra—the drummer and percussionist Ayé Aton—to contribute images to accompany Ra’s poems.  more

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