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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: June, 2022
Jun 16, 2022

A very short piece that hides a little Möbius strip paradox in the middle. For more about this or over 600 other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Jun 15, 2022

Here's our last episode's original composition in a music-only mix that perhaps more clearly shows my "Orchestral Punk" approach to orchestral music. We'll return with a words and music combination soon, and there's are over 600 of those combinations available in our archives at frankhudson.org

Jun 14, 2022

Li Bai is one of most esteemed classical Chinese poets, and this is my adaptation./interpretation into English of what he might have been expressing in the 8th century. I performed it along with a short original musical piece I also composed.

Jun 12, 2022

Dave Moore's 7-minute compression of hard-boiled detective fiction tropes. He says he was inspired by Robert Coover, but he turns the pages his own poetic way in this one, with vocals by the author and backing from The LYL Band.

WARNING: in this crescendo of inuendo, bad words and flawed people show up.

Jun 9, 2022

My elegy for poet Kevin FitzPatrick performed live by The LYL Band. For more about this, or for more than 600 other Parlando Project pieces combining various words (mostly poetry) with original music go to frankhudson.org

 

Jun 7, 2022

This is our musical performance of a poem by Kevin FitzPatrick. Kevin wrote many fine poems about the world of work. This one, from his last collection Still Living in Town, is but one example. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

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