I took William Carlos Williams poem from his early collection Al Que Quiere! and made into a song performed with a rock quartet. That's kind of what the Parlando Project does (though the music isn't always one kind of thing). We combine words (usually literary poetry) with original music.
We've done this just about 700 times in the past few years. To hear more of what we do, visit our blog and archives at frankhudson.org
Emily Dickinson's classmate Jackson also wrote poetry, and today we perform this summer poem of hers. Hunt-Jackson's July poem is filled with flowers trying to survive under heat.
We've done almost 700 of these kinds of these short audio pieces, using various words, mostly literary poetry, with original music. To read more about this, or to fine those hundreds of other pieces, visit our blog and archives at frankhudson.org
Robert Louis Stevenson wrote this as a children's poem, but I'm not so sure that there aren't many adults who feel this way on a long summer's day too.
This sort of thing is what the Parlando Project does: set words, usually literary poetry, to original music. We perform them in various ways, with various music, and we're nearing our 700th published example of how we do this. To hear other combinations, visit our blog and archives at frankhudson.org
Every nature poet writes from their own location for the nature they write about, and so here's a musical performance of one of mine comparing our poems to urban geese.
The Parlando Project has done nearly 700 of these combinations of various words (mostly other people's literary poetry) with original music. You can read more about this and hear other combinations at our blog and archives located at frankhudson.org
In 1852 the great American reformer Frederick Douglass gave a speech "What to the Slave Is the 4th of July?" -- but today I cast part of it, not has history, but as questions we can ask today, and in the future, in our country, or in yours.
To read more about this, or to hear nearly 700 other combinations of various words (mostly literary poetry) with original music, visit our blog an archives at frankhudson.org
Emily Dickinson is a great poet partly because her poetry has several different modes. Here she is playfully looking at flies in this poem I set to music and performed.
For more about this and almost 700 other combinations of various words (mostly literary poetry) with original music, visit our blog and archives at frankhudson.org