Claude McKay's aching summer love poem performed as a love song. That's the kind of thing the Parlando Project does, takes literary poetry and combines it with original music in various styles.
You can hear over 700 examples of this archived at our blog where I discuss my reflections on each poem and performance at frankhudson.org
A song about a spring teenage romance interrupted by the summer vacation break in the schoolyear.
For more about this and more than 700 other examples of various words (usually literary poetry) combined with original music, visit our blog and archives at frankhudson.org
Here's a poet writing the poetry of a long sleepless night, yet he spends as much time on the others in the summer night as himself. Today I perform this story of one now long past summer night.
To hear more than 700 other combinations of various words (mostly literary poetry) with original music in various styles, visit our blog and archives at frankhudson.org
Mark Twain carved out this heartrending lullaby as an epitaph for his dead daughter. I performed it simply and unadorned with my original music.
This is the 700th audio piece officially released by the Parlando Project in the 7 years since it launched. While I vary the words we use in style and outlook, most of them are taken from literary poetry. I also try to vary the original music we combine with the words, using different instruments and types of expression. You can find the other 699 pieces, along with more information about the words and my experience with them, at our blog and archives located at frankhudson.org
This passage from Huxley's last novel, Island, was shared in a social media post this summer, and it seemed to be to have a compelling message. So, here's my performance of that excerpt.
Usually this Project uses literary poetry for its words, but I make exceptions. There are almost 700 other combinations of various words sung, spoken, or chanted with original music available at our blog and archive which can be visted at frankhudson.org