Piero Heliczer

Discography of Piero Heliczer:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 You Coul(d) Hear The Snow Dripping And Falling Into The Deers Mouth 7 Audio 2014-08-25 Sloow Tapes

Italian born [1937] underground poet and film maker. With his good friend [a=Angus MacLise] he started the Dead Language Press in 1958 to publish their poetry. Piero lived in various locations throughout the world, including a houseboat in Holland near the end of his life. His most well known period is probably when he was in New York City in the early 1960's. During this time he collaborated with and appeared in films by [a=Jack Smith] and [a=Andy Warhol]. In 1965, Walter Cronkite's crew came to his apartment to a TV feature on the filming of an undergound film, which basically ended up being Piero filming and then joining in with his roommate's band, [a=Velvet Underground, The]. Other people who appeared in his films included [a=La Monte Young], [a=Marian Zazeela], [a=Mario Montez], [a=Gerard Malanga], [a=Ira Cohen], [a=Tuli Kupferberg], and of course [a=Angus MacLise]. Though his material has remained scarce, Granary Books published a anthology of his poetry in 2001. Piere Heliczer died in Preaux du Perche, France in 1993.

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