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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, 2019
Dec 29, 2019

Genevieve Taggard's emotional Mobius loop of a poem sung accompanied by violin, cello, piano, vibes, and acoustic guitar. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Dec 24, 2019

Christina Rossetti's devotional Christmas poem given a different musical presentation. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Dec 22, 2019

Dave Moore's song about human lights presented for winter solstice. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Dec 15, 2019

Kenneth Patchen's moving and remarkably structured poem of two conversations in a bar performed with an electric band. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Dec 10, 2019

For Emily Dickinson's Birthday: her poem about winter snow-cover performed with electric 12-string guitar and keyboards. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music go to frankhudson.org

Dec 8, 2019

Irish poet Joseph Campbell short and ambiguous poem about a rural traveler set to acoustic music. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Dec 4, 2019

British poet A. E. Housman's short winter elegy gets a rock music setting inspired by Motorhead, yes Motorhead.  For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Dec 1, 2019

The 400th audio piece from the Parlando Project! Fiddle, bass, drums, and keyboards accompany this spoken word piece about seasons, gardens, and doubt. For more on this piece and its creation, and many more combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

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