Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Recording: Barwin-Betts-Lee

Artist: Gary Barwin / Gregory Betts / David Lee

Song: Kit Talk [composer: Paul Dutton]

Recorded at Supermarket ("Celebrate Paul Dutton at 70"), March 4, 2014.

Barwin-Betts-Lee - Kit Talk

Full review to follow. More than just a birthday party, this event was planned as a tribute to Paul Dutton's "four decades of challenging the borders of literature and music". I mostly know him from his excursions in the latter realm, so it was interesting to hear the musical stuff freely mixed in among readings and reinterpretations from his poems and prose. (I did not know that Dutton had written a novel, but I left with a copy of Several Women Dancing.) Not that there's a hard boundary between those two fields, given that they're both based around the free expressiveness and infinite variability of the human voice.

David Lee brought along his cello to support the stereophonic speech-sputtering. Never in my life have I seen so many people staring intently at sheets of paper in order to read things like "p-p-pa-pa-p-p-pa-po".

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