Newton Calvert died August 14th, 1988 - 43 years of age.
Since the age of 14 / 15 he was developing his art - first in the field of poetry, then extending it into the fields of performance and street theatre.
The performances turned into musical acts with the first two bands
he'd founded - later on, when Calvert
all these elements were combined into one of the very first fully-fledged
multi-media events - including performers, music, poetry readings, rock-theatre
and the most advanced stage- and light shows at the time.
Over this, relatively short span of years, Calvert's wide variety of artisctic activities and his manifold interests - which turned into an equally astonishing number of different projects - brought him together with a lot of artistic collaborators.
Many of these encounters have been most fruitful - seeing Calvert and his partners in creative crimes bringing the very best out of each other.
Many of these highly inspired artistic partnerships ended much too soon because of Calvert's 'natural' mental condition - being a (most of the time) self-confessed manic-depressive.
This particular state of mind (or rather state of being) was undoubtedly
also 'helpful' in creating many of his projects (in very short time),
with his very own creative force and engagement.
As much as his extremly open perception, his never ending flow of ideas (and talk!) at the time have fueled his creativity and particularly the intensity of his stage-performances - this mindset was simply too much too take for anyone over longer periods.
Though Calvert surely tried (and probably also often succeeded) in taking advantage and utilizing this particular creative mental force of his, he was certainly not in control of it most of the time - i.e. he couldn't 'calm' or turn himself down, when he'd needed it - or anybody else around him desperately wanted him to.
Naturally, sooner or later - a lot of his collaborators and friends backed away from him - everyone in his own time - depending on how much they could stand and / or resist Calvert's overwhelming personality.
However tragic this mental setting was for Calvert's
personal life - and ambiguous in terms of his artistic work - one thing
is for sure: no one met and worked with Calvert
The frames you'll find here offer a comprehensive list of those collaborators and influenced artists - extensively cross-linked with the related pages of this Calvert resource - particularly the The World ON Calvert pages.
In this framework you'll find out on what projects they collaborated with Calvert - or which particular aspects of Calvert's works influenced them.
I also try to cover (briefly) what all theses artists did before / after their Calvertic-encounters, what they are doing now and list the essential links to other web-resources to find out more about them.
If YOU know about any other Calvert-connections,
not yet showing up on this site,
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