Sunday, October 15, 2006

Merry Fortune

And yes, it is her real name. Poet and musician, we shared a cup of tea (so she stuck her fingers in it) after her participation in Butch Morris' "A Chorus of Poets" at The Brecht Forum on West Street. She was one of 13 members that night and Butch directed the poets so beautifully creating verbal waves you could see and feel. They performed the manifesto by the Uni Bomber and other texts. It was also great to see Mark Gering, who also performed. Mark I knew from the Medicine Show, a theatre group I have performed with in the past, but that's another story.

Check out Merry's blog: .... It's a weird title but worth the click.

Check out more about Butch, aka Lawrence D. Butch Morris to: According to the program Butch Morris has realized over 150 Conductions and 22 recordings. He has employed more than 5,000 musicians in 22 countries and 62 cities. "Conduction" is Morris' registered trademark which means "conducted interpretation/improvisation" and is a vocabulary of ideographic signs and gestures activated to modify or construct a real time musical arrangement or composition. Each sign and gesture transmits generative information for interpretation and provides instantaneous possibilities for altering or initiating harmony, melody, rhythm, articulation, phrasing or form. It was cool!!!

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