November 01, 2023

Fall of America Volume II --- Album Release from the Ginsberg Estate

Cremation Piece (on Neal’s Ashes) by

Oliver Ray & No Land, featuring Allen Ginsberg

included on Fall of America, Volume 2

alongside pieces from Phillip Glass, AI Wei Wei, Thurston Moore, Anne Waldman, Fast Speaking Music & many others
Cremation Piece Track:
Music / Sounds / composed by: Oliver Ray
Poem Arrangement / voice: No Land
Texts: Allen Ginsberg
Violin: Cornelius Dufallo
The Ginsberg estate writes:
We’re excited to announce that ‘The Fall of America’ Vol II is available today across all streaming platforms with all proceeds benefiting PEN America. PEN stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression worldwide.
This powerful musical tribute (a benefit for PEN America) celebrates the 50th Anniversary of beloved poet Allen Ginsberg’s “The Fall of America: Poems of these States” and includes tracks by Ai Weiwei and Philip Glass. Links for purchase for both Vol I & Vol II can be found at:

Left to Right: No Land, Jesse Goodman, poet Anne Waldman, Peter Hale, Filmmaker Ed Bowes

Link to Cremation Piece featured on Allen

Many thanks to Peter Hale & Jesse Goodman