DRON Performance Festival V: DRON Poetics.9. Mar - 9. Mar 13 / ended Hundred Years Gallery
The fifth DRON performance night focuses on DRON Poetics – running the spectrum from sonnet form to vocal sound and concrete poetry:
Noel Macken – Doppelganger
Adnan al Sayegh – one of the most original voices from the generation of Iraqi poets known as the Eighties Movement. His poetry, crafted with elegance, and sharp as an arrowhead, carries an intense passion for freedom love and beauty. Adnan uses his words as a weapon to denounce the devastation of war and the horrors of dictatorship.
Sarah Reilly 10 minutes x 2
Stephen Micalef with Jaime Valtierra and Tim Flitcroft – “JUNE 11th Royal Albert Hall. The Day Poetry changed the World – WHOLLY COMMUNION” – multi-media Ginsberg inspired freakout. Stephen Micalef is co-instigator of The William Blake Birthday Book (2007) and has organised Blake Birthday Celebrations at both the National Portrait Gallery and Tate Britain, he was editor of the first punk fanzine ‘Sniffin Glue’ and he founded ‘The Brixton Poets’ which he ran for ten years.
Amanda Harris – 3 sonnets
Ivor Kallin AKA Ambrosia Rasputin - is a Scottish improviser given to vocal improvisations, bizarre rants and sound poetry in the tradition of canntaireachd - A Goose is a Horse
“What was the name of the African lady? she said that she would perform some of her poetry. She recited one to me – it was good”.
Jaz – “DARK“ spoken by Jill Rock, 15 minutes – “heavy this one, a Nightmarish honour killing, but I have read it again and i like it”
Sarah Wheeler, mezzo-soprano, singing a Handel aria to a plane tree – couldn’t resist as the long coloured work is plane tree bark (5 minutes)
Film maker and musician Nicky Heinen – flute solo, and duet with Graham Mackeachan, double bass
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