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The A to Z characteristics and qualities of Being a Revolutionary by Fred Ho - revolutionary book

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The A to Z: Characteristics and Qualities of Being a Revolutionary is a basic primer for anyone serious about becoming a revolutionary, as opposed to being podium revolutionaries or armchair revolutionaries or wanna-be celebrity leftists or pedantic theorists and sterile, stiff and square sycophants to dogma and orthodoxy, of whatever ideological stripe. It is a guidebook for ontological transformation, preparation, optimization and creative ferocity and poses to be a danger and a threat to all who want to defend and cling to abstaining from self-critique, self-development and self-discipline.

Review

"Besides being a baritone saxophone bad-ass (one of the greatest ever to play that big horn!), Fred Ho, in his final moments of life on this planet (fighting stage 4c metastatic cancer and left ventricle thrombosis), has lovingly, poetically, and humorously crafted a very basic instructional handbook for everyone to become a revolutionary. Sure to be a powerful rival to Mao s Little Red Book! Arthur Song --Book cover"

About the Author

"Fred Ho is a legendary Chinese American baritone saxophonist, composer, band leader, writer, producer and revolutionary matriarchal socialist and aspiring luddite. He and illustrator Quincy Saul co-edited the landmark book, Maroon The Implacable: The Collected Writings of Russell Maroon Shoatz (PM Press) and the recording The Music of Cal Massey: A Tribute (Mutable Music). Fred Ho is also the co-editor with Ron Sakolsky of Sounding Off! Music as Resistance, Rebellion, Revolution (Autonomedia)."

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  • Paperback: 58 pages
  • Publisher: Autonomedia; First edition (September 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570272824
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570272820
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.2 inches

A World Where Many Worlds Fit (English & Spanish) Manifesto for an Anti-Manifest Destiny Marxism by - revolutionary book

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The bulk of the Marxism that has been theorized and politically practiced during the 20th century globally was incapable of transforming human society by eradicating the capitalist system. Furthermore, the actualizations of socialism, as evinced in every revolutionary project around the globe during the 20th century, all have capitulated and failed to produce a qualitative and significant pathway towards a better world. The root of the problem is the toxic Manifest Destiny Marxism, a series of fallacious and inimical conceptions about revolution as primarily a western, modernist project to end capitalism with a replacement social system of some form of socialism unable to break with western modernity

About the Author

Fred Ho is a legendary Chinese American baritone saxophonist, composer, band leader, writer, producer and revolutionary matriarchal socialist and aspiring luddite. He and illustrator Quincy Saul co-edited the landmark book, Maroon The Implacable: The Collected Writings of Russell Maroon Shoatz (PM Press) and the recording The Music of Cal Massey: A Tribute (Mutable Music). Fred Ho is also the co-editor with Ron Sakolsky of Sounding Off! Music as Resistance, Rebellion, Revolution (Autonomedia).

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  • Paperback: 70 pages
  • Publisher: Autonomedia; First edition (July 1, 2013)
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 1570272751
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570272752
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 0.1 inches

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The Music of Cal Massey: A Tribute Fred Ho & Quincy Saul present (Artist) - revolutionary jazz cd tribute to Cal Massey

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Calvin Massey (1928-1972) is virtually unknown with the exception of both highly knowledgeable jazz scholars and a small coterie of illustrious musicians who remain alive and were immensely indebted to Massey s musical influence and mentorship. Massey was a father figure and close friend to many of the greatest jazz musicians of the post-World War era until his early death in 1972. Massey was a trumpeter, but was most noted as a composer of magisterial works, of which his epic opus was The Black Liberation Movement Suite, an extended work of nine movements. Until now, the work had never been recorded in its entirety. Cal Massey ranked among the greatest jazz composers of the 20th century, included with Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and Sun Ra. The Black Liberation Movement Suite is one of the undiscovered gems of an epic jazz extended work. It perhaps may be regarded through the exposure of this recording release as one of the greatest jazz suites of the 20th century, joining Mingus Epitaph, Let My Children Music and The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, the major Ellington suites and extended form works (the Sacred Concerts, The Liberian Suite, The Drum is a Woman, etc.), Oliver Nelson s The Afro-American Suite, and the varying cosmo-dramas of Sun Ra. While of considerable musical and artistic grandeur as these other great extended works, The BLM Suite is also a work of considerable socio-political significance, commissioned by the Black Panther Party and musically and ideologically expressing the revolutionary upsurge of the Black Liberation struggle in the U.S. during the late-1960s. Three other Massey compositions are featured herein. Quiet Dawn was composed for the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Goodbye Sweet Pops is an homage to Louis Armstrong. Finally, The Cry of My People epitomizes Cal s compositional energy for combining the soulfulness of Spiritual-like melody with bold and complex harmonic structures.

About the Composer

Fred Ho is a legendary Chinese American baritone saxophonist, composer, band leader, writer, producer and revolutionary matriarchal socialist and aspiring luddite. He and illustrator Quincy Saul co-edited the landmark book, Maroon The Implacable: The Collected Writings of Russell Maroon Shoatz (PM Press) and the recording The Music of Cal Massey: A Tribute (Mutable Music). Fred Ho is also the co-editor with Ron Sakolsky of Sounding Off! Music as Resistance, Rebellion, Revolution (Autonomedia).

Sounding Off!: Music As Subversion/Resistance/Revolution Paperback - revolutionary book on music as a weapon

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Under the rallying cry of 'Music is our bomb!', this collection of thirty-eight articles and interviews with all sorts of practitioners of musicopolitical activism will refresh, incite, and inspire.

About the Author

Fred Ho is a legendary Chinese American baritone saxophonist, composer, band leader, writer, producer and revolutionary matriarchal socialist and aspiring luddite. He and illustrator Quincy Saul co-edited the landmark book, Maroon The Implacable: The Collected Writings of Russell Maroon Shoatz (PM Press) and the recording The Music of Cal Massey: A Tribute (Mutable Music). Fred Ho is also the co-editor with Ron Sakolsky of Sounding Off! Music as Resistance, Rebellion, Revolution (Autonomedia).

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Autonomedia; First Edition edition (December 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570270589
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570270581
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches

Deadly She Wolf & Momma's Song paperback Fred Ho - includes a music cd

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Very cool packaging, a music CD with a fully-illustrated soft-cover book.

Before the old Fred Ho died on August 4, 2006 of advanced colo-rectal cancer, he had created an amazing body of radical, popular avant garde operas and music/theater works, which he interchangeably called manga music/theater or opera or martial arts opera or living comic books.

Innova Records and Autonomedia are proud and honored to release the first-ever jazz and new music manga-CD project of two of these works joined as one.

DEADLY SHE-WOLF ASSASSIN AT ARMAGEDDON! was the last completed full-stage production of a Fred Ho manga-opera, written by Ho and Ruth Margraff in homage to the 1970s yellow exploitation manga-movie series, Lone Wolf and Cub. This soundtrack recording to the show features Ho's foray into the use of the 20-string bass koto (performed by Yumi Kurosawa) and Japanese shakuhachi and fue flutes (by Masaru Koga). This fully illustrated play-story features illustrations by East Village icon, Mac McGill.

MOMMA S SONG is a dark-as-night epic cosmo/choreo-poem written by native American poet Christine Stark of a horrific and brutal tale of genocide, ecocide and matricide visited upon Turtle Island, and created as a tribute to Archie Shepp, whose classic signature work of the Black Arts Movement, Blasé, had a profound impact upon the old Fred Ho. This recording is dedicated to Mr. Shepp. Illustrations by Mac McGill convey Fred Ho s musical manga imagination.

FRED HO, THE COMPOSER, uniquely and incredibly traverses across genres with both ease and innovation, his compositions having been commissioned by and featured at some of the most prestigious artistic institutions of the U.S., including the American Composers Orchestra (When the Real Dragons Fly! at Carnegie Hall), the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (for Josephine Baker s Angels from the Rainbow for the Imani Winds), the Guggenheim Museum and the Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival (for Journey Beyond the West: The New Adventures of Monkey and Voice of the Dragon: Once Upon a Time in Chinese America...), and most recently, Fanfare to Stop the Creeping Meatball! by the Boston Symphony Orchestra for the 2011 Tanglewood Music Festival.

His works personify the cross-cultural hybridity of American New Music and Jazz. His six-octave range and fluency with extended and esoteric techniques on the baritone saxophone equals his prodigious abilities as a composer and creator of operas and other large-scale, epic works (including genres he has originated such as Manga Music/Theater and Martial Arts Ballets and Living Comic Book Performance ).

FRED HO, THE BARITONE SAXOPHONIST, in this recording demonstrates his virtuosity with a six-octave range on the low-A baritone saxophone and an indelible and unique sound and approach to that horn that establishes him as one of its greatest innovators and performers.

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Fred Ho's distinguished awards include two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships (in Jazz Composition and Opera/Musical-Theater), three New York Foundation for the Arts Music Composition fellowships, six Rockefeller Foundation awards, the Duke Ellington Distinguished Artist Lifetime Achievement Award, the Harvard Arts Medal, and the American Music Center s Letter of Distinction.

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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Autonomedia; First edition (May 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570272352
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570272356
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 0.2 inches

Night Vision by Ho, Fred, Margraff, Ruth (2003) Paperback Paperback - includes 2 music cd's

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 A first to third world vampyre opera

Night Vision, a new work by composer Fred Ho and playwright Ruth Margraff provocatively subtitled "A New Third to First World Vampyre Opera," has its Off-Off-Broadway premiere Feb. 2 at HERE in New York City. Previews began Jan. 26 for a run through Feb. 19. Tim Maner directs.

Night Vision is as peculiar as its full title would suggest. Fueled by Ho's hyperkinetic, Afro-Asian rhythms and Margraff's dense, theatrical text, it tells the story of a young woman whose unreal voice propels her to singing stardom. Little do her adoring fans realize, however, that she is a 2000-year-old vampyre who is managed by a figure just as ancient and is pursued across the centuries by a man who wants to reclaim the soul she stole from him long ago. The opera dwells on such issues as the impact of celebrity, commercialism and multi-culturalism on art and life, focusing upon a popular, but mysterious, singer.

The opera was given a concert staging at Cooper Union this past October.

Margraff has long been the darling of the Downtown set, an experimental playwright whose work is much admired but seldom seen. Her musical Cry Pitch Carrolls was directed by Maner at HERE in fall 1998. Other works include The Elektra Fugues and Locket Arias. A recipient of many grants and fellowship, she recently accepted a teaching gig at the University of Texas at Austin.

 


Fred Ho is an avant-garde writer, producer, composer, arranger and baritone saxophonist. Among his recordings are "Warrior Sisters" and "Monkey: Parts One and Two."

Night Vision was commissioned by the Salvage Vanguard Theater of Austin, TX.

- See more at: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/ho-margraff-vampyre-opera-night-vision-debuts-oob-feb.-2-feb.-19-86822#sthash.TY4vkNjb.dpuf

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  • Paperback: 90 pages
  • Publisher: Autonomedia; 1st edition (May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570271038
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570271038
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.1 x 0.3 inches