META ´PATAPHYSICAL INTER​/​ACTIONS – a collaboration with Frédéric Iriarte

During our recent visit to Sweden, I did an impromptu recording session of poetry with musician / artist Frédéric Iriarte [UNIC6 Electroacoustic Universal Art Music]. Frédéric then composed and played backing tracks for the poems. This is a very different approach compared to my usual style. There also are some interesting conversations in the mix…

dog daze in SOLID AIR

Solid Air: Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word, edited by David Stavanger and Anne-Marie Te Whiu is a really fabulous, unique collection just published by UQP. I’m delighted to have the text of my video poem dog daze included in the mix.

As the promo says, “Over the past decade, Spoken Word has established itself as a central part of contemporary Australian & New Zealand poetry. For the first time ever, these voices are transported from the stage to the page, captured in print so that the spoken-word experience can be shared with a new and broader audience.

Solid Air showcases the work of more than 100 performance poets – combining elements of slam, hip-hop and experimental performance poetry … Click here for more.

Interrogation in otoliths

My crime poem Interrogation is now out in otoliths 54. It is set-up in the form of a questionnaire. There are two different interactive versions of it as well, one made with SurveyMonkey, the other using WordPress plug-ins and CSS code. You might like to try an interactive version first…

Click here to read the text of Interrogation in otoliths.
Click here to try the Survey Monkey version.
Click here to try the WordPress version.

Vocem Video: a video interpretation of Impossible Music by Sean Williams

Sean Williams’ new book Impossible Music (Allen & Unwin, 2019) tells the story of a young musician who becomes deaf, and how he overcomes this dramatic change to his life. Vocem Video is a long video based on that work that was screened at the book’s launch in Adelaide (28th June, 2019).

The text follows the order of Impossible Music, chapter by chapter, and the underlying audio is from sound files that Sean made many years ago. The animations are triggered by various components of audio files: frequency, volume, time code, modulated to varying degrees by random number generators, sine waves, and more. The sequence of the audio files follows Sean’s numerical file names.

Most of the video realisation … Click here for more.