Saturday, April 28, 2007
At the Ottawa International Writers Festival, 20 April 2007, Chris Jennings photocopied (& annotated) this excerpt by Steve McCaffery from Imagining Language: An Anthology edited by Jed Rasula & Steve McCaffery for Simon Armitage, the latter both Yorkshire men. It appears that it was left somewhere & i just happened to find it & annotate with my own chicken scratch as you see at bottom left.
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Posting this on behalf of documentary filmmakers, Josh Massey firstname.lastname@example.org
Heard of Poets
by Josh Massey & Ben Walker
Documentary Film Screening
Saturday April 21st @
Library and Archives of Canada
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
Ottawa International Writers Festival
A free event
Heard of Poets takes a look at poetry as it happens in
Seymour Mayne, George Elliott Clarke, Susan Robertson, Mark Frutkin, Max Middle, Shane Rhodes, Oni the Haitian Sensation, AJ Levin, Jim Larwill, Pauline Michel, Kabriya Coghlan, Heather Taylor, Terry Ann Carter, John Akpata, Drew Bernard, a.rawlings, Nicola Volpe, Melissa Upfold, Stephen Brockwell, bill bissett, Paul Muldoon, Gustave Morin, Michael Dennis, Becky ‘Big Red’ McKercher, Christopher Levenson, Danielle Gregoire, Jason Sonier, Anne Davison, jwcurry, Gregory Betts, Greg ‘Ritallin’ Frankson
The documentary traces the site of poetic expression from the thundering cataracts of Hog’s Back to a serenely calm Buddhist mediation centre; from Archibald Lampman’s grave to Glebe Collegiate Institute. The resulting documentary uncovers a vital literary heterogeneity belying
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thanks to Grunge Papers papers publisher Grant Wilkins for continuing to provide such excellent assistance in the production of these leaflets.
& documented above are leftover paper parts from the printing process.
Friday, April 06, 2007
The piece that initially captured co-creators Kate Alton and Ross Manson's imagination was 'Allegro 108' which they heard on Stuart McLean's Vinyl Cafe on CBC Radio in 2000. I was listening to the same broadcast in Edmonton (guess I would have heard it a couple hours later with the time difference). It's a highlight in the performance - clearly a virtuoso thing to perform with the memorized reading coordinated with some pretty sophisticated movement. "The arrangement is the Four Horsemen's, with a few custom tailorings by us [the Volcano theatre company] and musician Bill Brennan - who helped decode the original recording." from the program for The Four Horsemen Project, 13 March - 1 April 2007 at the Great Canadian Theatre Company
After seeing the production, many avenues of thot have been opened - new knowledge about the Four Horsemen, ideas about how to conduct sound poetry performance (alas, not on the same scale, ah budgets).
If they come to your town, go see them! I believe they'll be performing in Victoria and Vancouver later this year - check in on volcano.ca for details.
In the meantime, have a listen to the 4H recordings on PENNsound:
It's excellent that the recordings of the Four Horsemen are available on PENNsound and Ubu Web. It may eventually be possible to hear, over the Internet, a recording or two by the canuck soundpo ensemble of the same era, Owen Sound.
John Sobol happened to be there the same evening according to his blog. I've never met John - hence I didnt recognize him in the crowd. Here's a link to his post about the show: