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Parlando - Where Music and Words Meet

Poetry has been defined as “words that want to break into song.” Musicians who make music seek to “say something”. Parlando will put spoken words (often, but not always, poetry) and music (different kinds, limited only by the abilities of the performing participants) together. The resulting performances will be short, 2 to 10 minutes in length. The podcast will present them un-adorned. How much variety can we find in this combination? Listen to a few episodes and see. Hear the sound and sense convey other people's stories here at Parlando - Where Music and Words Meet At least at first, the two readers will be a pair of Minnesota poets and musicians: Frank Hudson and Dave Moore who have performed as The LYL Band since the late 70s. Influences include: Patti Smith, Jack Kerouac (and many other “beat poets”), Frank Zappa, Carl Sandburg, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart), William Blake, Alan Moore, The Fugs (Ed Sanders, Tuli Kupferberg), Leo Kottke, Ken Nordine (Word Jazz), Bob Dylan, Steve Reich, and most of the Velvet Underground (Lou Reed, John Cale, Nico).
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Now displaying: December, 2018
Dec 30, 2018

Written for a wintry New Year's eve, Thomas Hardy gives us a realist's version of hope. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

 

Dec 27, 2018

Longfellow's "Snow-Flakes" and part of his "Psalm of Life" read with jazz backing, Beat Generation style. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

Dec 22, 2018

You may have heard this Christmas song casually before, but Longfellow's poem turned carol has a pointed message written during the American Civil War. For more about this, and a link to the chords and tuning used, visit frankhudson.org

Dec 20, 2018

My song for a dark solstice day that tells a frightening story. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Dec 12, 2018

Arthur Davison Ficke took part in a 1916 hoax meant to mock Modernist poetry. But how bad did the poetry turn out to be? Here's his Spectrist poem written as "Anne Knish."

Dec 10, 2018

American poet Arthur Davidson Ficke wrote this meditation comparing the creation of poetry in our time to the classical Chinese era. For more about this an other combinations of various word with original music, visit frankhudson.org

Dec 7, 2018

Muriel Stode wrote strange poetry and we, in turn, do something strange with it. For more about this and other combinations of various words with various original music, visit frankhudson.org

Dec 3, 2018

De la Mare's short ode to a winter scene performed with orchestra backing. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

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