History of the Duplex Planet  
 
 
 
 
 

A Selected Chronology of Duplex Planet Projects

  2006
CD: 1001 Real Apes, music by Birdsongs of the Mesozoic
Radio program: Growing Old in East L.A.
2005
CD: Whispers, Grins, Bloodloss & Handshakes, music by 3 Leg Torso.
Guest writer: National Academy of Gifted and Talented Youth, Warwick University, UK

2004
CD: Legibly Speaking, music by 3 Leg Torso
Performances: Legibly Speaking, music by 3 Leg Torso (NY, MA, PA, NJ, RI)
Issue #170 of The Duplex Planet published
Lecture: Commencement Speaker, Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR)
Lecture: GEL Conference (NY, NY)
Exhibition: “When I Grow Up....” Arizona State University Art Museum (Tempe, AZ)
Exhibition: “An Exact Spectacular” (Feldman Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR)

2003
Book: No More Shaves (Fantagraphics)
CD: Mayor of the Tennessee River, music by the Shaking Ray Levis (PelPel Recordings)
Performance: Mayor of the Tennessee River, music by the Shaking Ray Levis (Riverfront Theatre, Chattanooga, TN)
Performance: Legibly Speaking, music by 3 Leg Torso (TBA Festival, Portland, OR)
Performance: Stories from the Duplex Planet, music by Jupiter Circle (Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY)
Lecture (Keynote speaker): Nursing Home Social Work Conference (Brandeis University, Waltham, MA)
Lecture: “Ken Eglin, Outsider Music Critic” (Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA)

2002
CD: The Duplex Planet Radio Hour, music by Terry Adams (Carrot Top Records)
Visiting Artist: Origins, a National Institute on Creativity in Arts Education (Vancouver, WA)

2001
Artist Residency: Four Bridges Festival, Chattanooga, TN
Book: Bern & Edwina, drawings by Pat Moriarity (Top Shelf)
CD: Ernie: Songs of Ernest Noyes Brookings (Gadfly)

2000
Artist Residency: Erie Art Museum (Erie, PA)
Book: Trees Breath Out People Breath In (Erie Art Museum)
Radio: “Erie PA” for Changing Face of America series on All Things Considered, NPR
Short film: “Whitewash!” dir. by David Kagen, based on a Duplex Planet story, with Pat Cranshaw as Arthur Wallace

1999
CD: I Still Feel Like Myself music by Frank Pahl, Eugene Chadbourne, others (Ponk)
Artist Residency: Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts (Portland, OR)
Exhibit: An Exact Spectacular (Union College, Schenectady, NY)
Radio: “Downloading the Repertoire” for Lost and Found Sound series on All Things Considered, NPR

1998
Performance: 1001 Real Apes, music by Birdsongs of the Mesozoic (PICA, Portland, OR; Erie Art Museum, Erie PA; The Jewish Museum, NYC; elsewhere)
CD: Kramer – Let Me Explain Something To You About Art (Tzadik)
Visiting Artist: School of the MFA (Boston, MA), Clinton College (Hamilton, NY)

1997
Performance: 1001 Real Apes, music by Birdsongs of the Mesozoic (Disney Institute, Orlando, FL; Salvador Dali Museum, St Petersburg, FL; Iron Horse, Northampton, MA; elsewhere)
Exhibit: An Exact Spectacular (Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA)

1996
Performance: 1001 Real Apes, music by Birdsong of the Mesozoic (Mobius Theater, Boston, MA; Fez, NYC; Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; elsewhere)
CD: The Talent Show (Arf! Arf!)
CD: Jack Mudurian – Downloading the Repertoire (Arf! Arf!)

1995
Performance: Duplex Planet Hour, music by Terry Adams (Jewish Museum, NYC)
CD: Outstandingly Ignited: Lyrics by Ernest Noyes Brookings Vol 4 (ESD)
Lectures: Marlboro College (Marlboro, VT), Lake George Writer’s Conf. (Silver Bay, NY), Cal Arts (Los Angeles, CA)

1994
Book: Duplex Planet: Everybody’s Asking Who I Was (Faber & Faber, Boston, MA)
Radio/performance series: Duplex Planet Radio Hour, music by Terry Adams (Arts at St. Ann’s, Brooklyn, NY)
Comic book (editor): A Vast Knowledge of General Subjects (Fantagraphics)
Exhibit: An Exact Spectacular (St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY)
Lectures: Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, OH); Parkinson's Disease Conference, (Denver, CO), Manhattan Theatre Club (NYC), Amherst College (Amherst, MA)

1993
Book: Tell Me If I’ve Stopped (Sun Tavern Fields, London, UK)
CD: The Duplex Planet Hour, music by Terry Adams (ESD)
CD: Duplex Halloween Planet, music by Phil Kaplan (Hello Recording Club)
Comic series: Duplex Planet Illustrated (Fantagraphics, 16 issues published 1993-96)
Documentary: Your Own True Self, directed by Paul Athanas & Jay Rooney (Gravita International), premiered at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Card set: Not a Lie From My Mouth: Stories From the Duplex Planet (Kitchen Sink Press)

1992
Performances: The Duplex Planet (Theatre Nine, Boston, MA); Sideshows by the Seashore (Coney Island, NY); Eventworks (Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA)
CD: Delicacy & Nourishment: Lyrics by Ernest Noyes Brookings Vol 3 (ESD)

1991
Performance: Visit to a Duplex Planet (Harbor Arts Theatre, Wellfleet, MA)
CD: Place of General Happiness: Lyrics by Ernest Noyes Brookings Vol 2 (ESD)

1990
Documentary: Lighthearted Nation, directed by Jim McKay (C-Hundred Films)

1989
LP: Lyrics by Ernest Noyes Brookings, Vol 1 (Shimmy-Disc)
Lecture: Chicago Filmmakers (Chicago, IL)
Issue #100 of The Duplex Planet published

1983
Book (editor): We Did Not Plummet Into Space by Ernest Noyes Brookings (Innerer Klang)
Issue #50 of The Duplex Planet published

1982
Column: “Ken’s Corner,” started in The Duplex Planet begins running in the Seattle arts paper, The Rocket, continuing until Ken Eglin’s death in 1984

1979
First issue of The Duplex Planet published

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