New Lyrics

Alec Mapes-Frances

September 2018 
Side-stapled, 44 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 inches
Printed on Risograph at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive 
Edition of 75
10 USD

About this publication

New Lyrics is a collection of YouTube video stills. User-generated, software-based textual notation transcribes nonverbal, preverbal, or post-verbal intervals. "The lyric I”: pop lyric or lyric poem scripted by impersonal repetition (4x). Sighs, defaults, refrains, sound checks, customizable transitions. Emulation of desire.

About the author

Alec Mapes-Frances is a writer, editor, and designer based in New York.


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