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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: November, 2020
Nov 30, 2020

Presenting a small part of Susan Glaspell's pioneering play meshed with orchestral music. This is the Parlando Project's 500th audio piece, and to find more about this, and more combinations of various words with original music go to frankhudson.org

Nov 30, 2020

I thought I'd offer this alternative when celebrating the Parlando Project's 500th audio piece today, and so this is just the musical composition I did for my presentation of a bit of Susan Glaspell's pioneering play. For more about this and the Parlando Project see frankhudson.org

Nov 27, 2020

A surreal, enigmatic, and yet compelling story set to orchestral music. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Nov 25, 2020

For American Thanksgiving we see if we can revive Longfellow's ode to harvest time by adding an air of mystery to it? For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Nov 18, 2020

Did you know Nietzsche was a poet? I didn't. This poem is a fine Autumn poem in the gothic-romantic tradition that November can't help but invoke. For more combinations of various words performed with original music visit frankhudson.org

Nov 14, 2020

Introverts will recognize Emily Bronte's 1840 lament hasn't dated, and so here it is performed with cello, acoustic guitar, and electric piano. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Nov 10, 2020

British poet Charlotte Mew wrote this poem for the first Remembrance Day in 1919. Listen to it now in it's entirety as it moves from observed sorrow to a shocking statement of anger. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

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