Ah, yes, a performance piece, in its way, but you heard the words, Andrew; are you sure the others didnt? his past year, a fine poet, Oana Avasilichioaei, used her laptop to provide backing vocals, so to speak, & sounds attending, & her performance was terrific, the words very much accounted for...
But then I have long enjoyed poets taking on sound as such....
On 2011-09-03, at 3:50 PM, andrew burke wrote:
> Off to feed the dogs now. Later I shall read live at a festival event -
> where some of the young poets read works off their handheld devices. One -
> almost ten years ago now - used a laptop to read his poems through, his
> voice mixed with a soundtrack of modern jazz and software to compress and
> expand ... Before his time, the audience was too intrigued by his machinery
> and completely lost his dynamic words (a witty Language style text).
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