TIME-GLIDE: GOING VOCAL: 5 DAYS OF WRITING & RECORDING – ANNE WALDMAN & AMBROSE BYE
TUESDAYS AT 7PM / BEGINS OCTOBER 4th / 5 SESSIONS
“The best poetry gives me through its music a sense of incipient vision: the verbal music goes into a time-glide in my mind as if there were no distinction between the stresses or beats and the flow of sound…” Douglas Oliver has written.
Getting to that exalted plateau of listening and sounding our own work is the idea here. Toward vibrational play, Blakean song delight and imaginative modal structures. Make the walls of the city shake! The aim in this workshop is to experiment with ways our poetry guides us to sonic ideas toward recorded composition. How do we want to hear ourselves and our compositions? We will start with vocalization of selected texts of others in an ensemble performance, and then create our own pieces through a series of “experiments of attention.” We will invite collaboration with one another as writers, as voices, and as musicians. We will consider writing as score or libretto, work with spechstimme, and create a 4th dimension wall of sound. Ambrose will be recording and arranging the increments of our plots to save the world. Inspiration from John Cage, Helen Adam, the 16th century, mantra, etcetera…
Anne Waldman’s monumental anti-war feminist epic The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment just out from Coffee House Press.
Composer/musician/producer Ambrose Bye’s most recent CD (with Anne Waldman) is “The Milk of Universal Kindness” (Fast Speaking Music, 2011). He has taught poetry /music workshops at New England College and at The Summer Writing Program at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School.