June 24th is the anniversary of British poet Edward Thomas' train trip that resulted in "Adlestrop," a poem much loved in Great Britain.
During the 7 years of the Parlando Project, I've sought to bring Thomas to greater attention outside of the UK, and here's an example of why you might want to consider Thomas: a complicated but beautiful love poem sung with a piano trio.
The Project has done nearly 700 other examples combining various words (mostly literary poetry) with original music. You can find out more about this and hear those other audio pieces, at our blog and archives: frankhudson.org
What happens after death? English poet Thomas Hardy had one idea and created this poem of atomic immortality he called "Transformations." I performed it as a song with original music.
For nearly 700 other combinations of various words (mostly poetry) combined with original music, visit our blog and archives at frankhudson.org
Emily the Botany Nerd wrote this of mushrooms and I figured out how to sing it, That's what this Project does, it takes words, mostly page poetry and combines them with original music in various ways.
For nearly 700 other examples of this, or to read more about the process and my experience of the poems, visit our blog and archives at frankhudson.org