performances (phase 2)
Nov 16--Croniamantal performs at Lyceum in Alexandria, VA!
Electro-acoustic free improvisation ensemble Croniamantal will
be joining poets Anselm Berrigan, Charled Bernstein, Buck Downs, Mel Nichols,
Tom Raworth, and others in a special tribute to experimental poet Rod Smith
called "In Memory of my Theories." This special event is produced by the
Performing Arts Association and Yockadot Poetics Theatre Project. The
event will include readings, talks, performance, theatre, and music circling
and celebrating the work of leading experimental poet Rod Smith.
"In Memory of My Theories" has nationally and internationally known
poets Charles Bernstein, Tom fake breitling watches Raworth, Nada Gordon, and more, coming to
town to join Smith and others from the vibrant DC Metro-area poetry community
in a genre-busting event celebrating the edges of poetic form. With "poetics
theatre" by National Poetry Series winner Rodrigo Toscano, and experimental
music by Croniamantal backing poets Smith and Mel Nichols.
Croniamantal--Named for the anti-hero
of Guillaume Apollinaire's surrealist novel The Poet Assasinated,
El Possible's first electro-acoustic free improvisation laboratory project
gathers a set of local free invention rolex improvisors and one avant garde poet to create
some exciting new sounds. Current members include Pat Gillis (TL0741) on
analog synthesizers; Amber Dunleavy (Echolalia) on theremin; Paolo Vallodolid
on cello; Layne Garrett (Cutest Puppy in the World) on guitar and found
stuff; Michelle Marcoccia (Ms. Conception) on didjeridoo and flute; and
Jeff Bagato (Tone Ghosting) on cheesy keyboard & springamajig. Their
bards for this incarnation will be George Mason U. poetry prof Mel Nichols
and legendary DC avant replica hublot garde poet Rod
Smith, long holding it down as editor of Aerial/Edge
magazine; his new book Deed was issued by University of Iowa
Press. Rod was voted "DC's Best Poet" for 2008 by Washington City Paper.
Check out some of his work here.
Schedule of artists:
3:30 Doors open
4:00 Buck Downs, Mark McMorris, Michael Hall, Adam Good, Lauren Bender,
Chris Nealon, Gary Sullivan
5:30 Nada Gordon, Heather Fuller, Doug Lang, Tina Darragh, Peter Inman,
7:00 Charles Bernstein, Anselm Berrigan, Tom Raworth
Croniamantal with Rod Smith and Mel Nichols
Rod Smith: In Memory of My Theories, featuring Croniamantal
Sunday, Nov 16 4-10pm
FREE! event--Donations accepted
201 S. Washington St.
Sept 18--Croniamantal + readings by Michael Kimball and Danika Stegeman
@ Cheryl's Gone reading series, Big
Bear Coffee, 1700 First St, NW, WDC (1st & R streets). This show
is FREE and starts at 8pm.
performances (phase 1)
1a--played at El Possible 25 on 6/5/05
1b--played at In Your Ear/DCAC on 6/19/05
1c--(including all the above) played at Library of Congress,
Pickford Theatre on 7/25/05 on program of lectures and peformance featuring
Jeff Bagato talking on the Stereofernic Orchidstra, Jim Adams on Mut-O-Scope
recordings, and performance by BLK w/Bear.