Jaap Blonk + playback, a poetry reading

I’m participating in this here upcoming AB series event —

Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 7:30pm
National Arts Centre – Fourth Stage hosted by Alan Neal
Tickets available at the National Arts Centre Box Office.
For more information see: http://abseries.org/node/212

Jaap Blonk
Renowned sound poet and musical vocalist, Jaap Blonk returns to Ottawa for an exclusive A B Seriesengagement. Blonk is a unique figure known internationally for his powerful stage presence. He has performed all over Europe, as well as in the USA, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa and Latin America.On May 25, Blonk presents a live version of Antonin Artaud‘s To Have Done With the Judgement of God (translated by Clayton Eshleman). This work was commissioned by BBC Radio and premiered in London, England in November 2010. It includes sound poetry by Artaud with Blonk’s variations and electronic sound.
As an opening act, the A B Series presents playback, a poetry reading. In this piece, Christine McNair, Sean Moreland, Glenn Nuotio, Carmel Purkis, Sandra Ridley and Grant Wilkins read, reconfigure and respond to artist Michèle Provost’s exhibition, playlist. You can listen to the March 4, 2011 interview with the Playback artists which aired on CKCU radio.

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