I recently created a spoken-word set for Carolina Poets‘ online series, #poetrygoesviral. The four-piece performance includes a sampler, a looper, and three MoogerFooger pedals, on loan from my friend Dave Hamilton.
Inspired by the life and music of Margie Hendrix and the “Wake” installation by Mel Chin. This is my first video in which I produced and edited all the components, and I’m so thrilled to share it!
Save the date:
This video was created in collaboration with filmmaker A.D. Weighs. The spoken word piece was written during a previous spring when the world felt uncertain in a different way. But the idea of regeneration feels apropos to this moment, too.
Stay tuned for a new spoken-word / live-painting video coming soon. Here’s the crew: Alli Marshall, Scott Varn (who came up with the title), Blais Bellenoit, Dave Hamilton (who took this time lapse shot since we’re all practicing social distancing).
I don’t know what to say about these dark and violent times. I know I want to lean toward the light. This is that: a collaboration with the brilliant singer-songwriter Vickie Burick on our shared birthday weekend, filmed The Grey Eagle by Jesse Hamm.
(This is an encore of our May performance at the Asheville Area Arts Council as part of the “Beyond Knowing” exhibition and panel discussion, curated by David Sheldon.)
“Stargazing” by Alli Marshall // “We All Fall Down” by Vickie Burick // “Prophet and Loss” by Alli Marshall
My talented singer-songwriter friend Heather Taylor recently invited me to collaborate with her on one of her songs. Jesse Hamm of Acoustic Asheville filmed this video of her performing “Up on a Mountain” with my poem “Collar of Wasps” in the middle.
So excited to share this! Cameos from Rhett Miller, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Marley Carroll, Langhorne Slim & the Law, stephaniesid, dep, Neil Halstead, Pawtooth, The Felice Brothers, Jonathan Scales, Chelsea Lynn La Bate, Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats, I Draw Slow, The Get Right Band, Even the Animals, Debrissa McKinney, Dulci Ellenberger, Aaron Woody Wood, Malcolm Holcombe and many others.
Video and editing by Jesse Hamm, music by Tim Potts, excerpt from the novel read by me.