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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: August, 2019
Aug 29, 2019

Guillaume Apollinaire's poem of being caught in the beginning of WWI performed with original music inspired by Iggy and The Stooges "1969." For more about this and other combinations of various words with music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 26, 2019

The next chapters in the story of the rape of Minerva Jones in Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

Aug 24, 2019

A poem of cruelty and chilling horror from Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology telling of the rape and death of the "town poetess." For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 22, 2019

The character from Spoon River Anthology that most clearly invokes music has his epitaph performed with music. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 21, 2019

One of the hundreds of Midwestern characters' lives described in Edgar Lee Masters landmark "Spoon River Anthology". For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 18, 2019

Sara Teasdale's poem ambiguously situated between beauty exceeding the self and the end of self. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 15, 2019

A song of loss. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 11, 2019

Carl Sandburg portrayed a small Illinois town and garden in compressed Imagist form, and I performed it with a dig-the-slowness electronic score. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 9, 2019

Carl Sandburg sounds tremendously contemporary in this one: "So many lies, killing so cheap..." For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

 

Aug 6, 2019

The closing poem from Carl Sandburg's Smoke and Steel  with a full orchestral backing and dedicated to Renee Eve Robbins. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 4, 2019

In 1939 critic Philip Rahv said that the failure to successfully combine intellect and vitality endangered American Lit. Still true?

Here's my reading of a quote from a Rahv essay surrounded by an original orchestral score.

For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 1, 2019

An exchange between H.D. and William Carlos Williams on the what might be a Modernist writer's outlook. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

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