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The Cut-Up Editor

Want to write the lyrics of a song, a poem or a novel but have no clue how to begin

Want to write the lyrics of a song, a poem or a novel but have no clue how to begin

The Cut-Up Editor

by Giuseppe Di Cillo
The Cut-Up Editor
The Cut-Up Editor
The Cut-Up Editor

What is it about?

Want to write the lyrics of a song, a poem or a novel but have no clue how to begin?

The Cut-Up Editor

App Details

Version
1.0
Rating
NA
Size
1Mb
Genre
Productivity Lifestyle
Last updated
September 30, 2011
Release date
September 28, 2011
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App Store Description

Want to write the lyrics of a song, a poem or a novel but have no clue how to begin?
Tristan Tzara in the 1920s proposed to create a poem by pulling words at random from a hat. In 1958 the painter Brion Gysin invented the technique of Cut-Up, which was to cut some texts to reshuffle the parts randomly. Later the great American writer William Burroughs used this technique to write entire novels. Today this technique is used by many musicians to write the lyrics of their songs.
This app allows you to conveniently apply the technique of cut-up to texts of your choise.
Import the text in txt format via iTunes or copy it from any application that allows you to copy text (like Safari that you can conveniently launch with a tap) and The Cut-Up Editor shuffle it for you without the need of scissors and glue. Then you can choose to save sentences that you feel are most interesting, and finally sort and export them via iTunes or email.
WARNING: The text "shuffle" is aleatory and random and therefore does not enforces grammar or syntax rules.