Monday, March 10, 2008

March 10 - Live Poets Society

Poetry reading at 505 Idiolexicon show (Boxcar Theatre, San Francisco),

with Kenneth Goldsmith (aka Kenny G -- the DJ, not the sax player, a confusion played upon)

and Denise Newman, both of whom deliver amazing texts, the former often with found material ranging from hilariously poignant mis-sent letters to menacingly growling last- will-and-testament, the latter with emotively evocative word associations and re-assemblages.

I serve as modern mugging music sandwich,

with the complete live one-performer-version premiere of L.A. Stories, assisted by MacBook multitrack midi and multiple Mark multiphonics from Cubase and GarageBand, four stepladders, two speakers, coats/robes, hats/wig, and toys (recordings at, op. 50) --

with thanks to Elliot Harmon and company for putting the show together.

Previous to this, Kurt Weill for dictation in Theory,

first eight bars of The Ballad of Mack the Knife from The Threepenny Opera.