KING OF THAT ALSO
Materials: [book] Risograph on paper; [performance] recorder, violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord; [visuals] overhead printer, transparencies, assorted objects (bowls, Kool-Aid, grapefruit, etc.)
It began with texts written by Lauren Clark and me. John West took those texts and arranged them into a 20-mintue contemporary baroque piece for recorder, violin, viola da gamba, and harsichord.
In response to the text and the music, Fontaine Capel created a performance for overhead projector, which she and I performed alongside the musicians.
In response to it all, Lauren and I each wrote a text, which appears in a Risograph-printed book, designed by John and printed at Perfectly Acceptable Press in Chicago.
We performed KING OF THAT ALSO at the Baroque Room in St. Paul, MN; Poets House and St. Mark’s Church in New York City; and Pinky Swear, during the festival 2nd Floor Rear, in Chicago, IL.
You can see a video of the performance here. You can read a selection of Lauren’s poems in their book Music for a Wedding. You can see images from our performance at 2nd Floor Rear here, here, and here.