On the closing night of the 2021 “Listening, Sound, Agency” symposium, Wired on Words partners with SpokenWeb to co-host a special edition of the Words and Music Show.
Performances | Cole Mash, Eight Track (Talonbooks 2019), Erin Scott, Governor General’s Literary Awards, Ian Ferrier, Jason Camlot, Kevin McNeilly, Klara du Plessis, Listening, Listening-Sound-Agency, Oana Avasilichioaei, performance, The Words and Music Show
I was excited to talk with Andrew McEwan, whose research on Weiner’s performance of Clairvoyant Journal speaks to these very textual and aural qualities of the work. After speaking with Andrew, I returned to Weiner, listening for what he—provocatively, to use his own terms—theorizes as her “selvesothers.” I invite you to do the same and to reflect on how it might shift your reading.
Article, Interviews, SPOKENWEBLOG | Andrew McEwan, Clairvoyant Journals, Claude Gauvreau, Disability theory, Hannah Weiner, Listening-Sound-Agency-Forum, Madness theory, New York, PennSound, performance, Public Access Poetry, Selvesothers
Two years ago today, Klara du Plessis and Deanna Fong participated in the event Listen Deep: Poetry, Sound and Multitudinous Remix, curated by Margaret Christakos and hosted at the University of Toronto on 8 March 2019. What follows is a brief description of the event’s activities, and then a transcription of a conversation that they had shortly after the event.
Article, SPOKENWEBLOG | Anne Bourne, Canisia Lubrin, Charlie Petch, Deanna Fong, Deep Curation, Donia Mounsef, Klara du Plessis, library, Margaret Christakos, Moez Surani, Oana Avasilichioaei, performance, Sachiko Murakami, script, transcription, University of Toronto
For Black History Month we’re screening Black Writers Out Loud, featuring Roen Higgins, Fabrice Koffy, Faith Paré and Jason Selman.
Performances | Black History Month, Montreal, performance, Quebec Writers Federation, SpokenWeb, The Words and Music Show, Wired on Words
SpokenWeb Co-Investigator Al Filreis (University of Pennsylvania) will play performances of two poems, Anne Waldman’s “Rogue State” and Erica Hunt’s “Broken English,” for participants. Following the poems, Al will guide participants through an open discussion of the performances and how we can talk about sound when the text being discussed isn’t a sound poem.
Workshops | Al Filreis, Concordia University, Listening Practice, performance, poetry, SpokenWeb, University of Pennsylvania, workshop
Sunday, November 15th, 2020, at 8PM the Words & Music Show comes to you from the Sala Rossa with a special online show featuring some of Montreal’s top poets and spoken word artists in performance.
The event will feature performances by:
Jason (Blackbird) Selman
Performances | Montreal, performance, Quebec Writers Federation, spoken word, SpokenWeb, Throw Collective, Wired on Words Productions, Words & Music
Situated at the intersection of sound and literature, artist and scholar Dr. Eric Schmaltz exemplifies the flexible thinking proper to such an innovative, interdisciplinary field. Recently, I spoke with Dr. Schmaltz about his upcoming critical work— the radical potential of silence and of body in the formation of a poetics of the ‘unvoice’—and of the sounds, important, informing his recent research activities. Most meaningfully, our conversation speaks to the possibilities inflecting our ever-growing sound studies scape; the connected and vital work of confronting our literary histories.
Article, Interviews, SPOKENWEBLOG | Audiotexts, Avant-Garde, Body, Brandon Labelle, Canada, Eric Schmaltz, Gerry Shikatani, Listening-Sound-Agency-Forum, Literary Histories, NourbeSe Philip, PennSound, performance, Poetics of Unvoice, Silence
Part of the SpokenWeb Symposium 2019 This evening features performances of poetic work by Jordan Abel, Oana Avasilichioaei, Jordan Scott and Jason Starnes. Each uses the affordances of mediated sound to intervene in the oral transmission of text, creating work that invites engaged and differential forms of listening and reciprocity. The event will be hosted by […]
Performances | Jordan Abel, Jordan Scott, Mediation, Oana Avasilichioaei, performance, poetry, Sound Recording