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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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Aug 24, 2019

A poem of cruelty and chilling horror from Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology telling of the rape and death of the "town poetess." For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 22, 2019

The character from Spoon River Anthology that most clearly invokes music has his epitaph performed with music. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 21, 2019

One of the hundreds of Midwestern characters' lives described in Edgar Lee Masters landmark "Spoon River Anthology". For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 18, 2019

Sara Teasdale's poem ambiguously situated between beauty exceeding the self and the end of self. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 15, 2019

A song of loss. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 11, 2019

Carl Sandburg portrayed a small Illinois town and garden in compressed Imagist form, and I performed it with a dig-the-slowness electronic score. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 9, 2019

Carl Sandburg sounds tremendously contemporary in this one: "So many lies, killing so cheap..." For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

 

Aug 6, 2019

The closing poem from Carl Sandburg's Smoke and Steel  with a full orchestral backing and dedicated to Renee Eve Robbins. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 4, 2019

In 1939 critic Philip Rahv said that the failure to successfully combine intellect and vitality endangered American Lit. Still true?

Here's my reading of a quote from a Rahv essay surrounded by an original orchestral score.

For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 1, 2019

An exchange between H.D. and William Carlos Williams on the what might be a Modernist writer's outlook. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Jul 29, 2019

An early poem by Ezra Pound has something to say about the role and lot of a poet in a culture that expects and yet is largely indifferent to the art. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Jul 26, 2019

An uncommonly mysterious poem with a touch of exoticism by pioneering English Modernist T. E. Hulme. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music in various styles visit frankhudson.org

Jul 24, 2019

Before he was the "Make It New" guy, Ezra Pound wrote this poem and prayer now performed here in an orchestral folk arrangement. For more about this and other combinations of of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Jul 22, 2019

Neglected Imagist founder F. S. Flint's early mystical-social-political ode gets a folk-rock performance. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Jul 20, 2019

E. E. Cummings poem about an approaching summer storm given an unplugged acoustic guitar performance at the edge of Lake Superior's North Shore. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Jul 16, 2019

A prayer written by Max Ochs and performed by the LYL Band that I think speaks to and from the hearts of artists. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org and for more on Max Ochs: maxochs.weebly.com

Jul 8, 2019

William Blake has a meditation on being bothered by a fly from his "Songs of Experience." For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music, visit frankhudson.org

Jul 6, 2019

Robert Frost's lyric about the lyric moment set to a driving EDM beat. Our 350th piece in the past 3 years! For more about this and other combinations or various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Jul 3, 2019

A song about liberty, freedom, independence, and days. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music, visit frankhudson.org

Jun 30, 2019

A summer love poem with an almost hallucinatory image at its center written by Amy Levy. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Jun 28, 2019

Kenneth Patchen's rhapsodic love poem performed by Dave Moore and the LYL Band. For more about this and other combinations of various words with various original music, visit frankhudson.org

Jun 24, 2019

Carl Sandburg's short poem about a Chicago summer night a century ago is mixed with reflections from later nights in this performance with original music. For more about this and other combinations of various word and music, visit frankhudson.org

Jun 21, 2019

a fairy song from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" performed with original music. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

Jun 13, 2019

Henry David Thoreau's journal meditation on returning June and summer set to folk-rock music. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Jun 7, 2019

Claude McKay's love poem with original music

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