Poetry-Sound-Music Intersections

  Poetry-Sound-Music Intersections

at A Gathering of the Tribes


Saturday, December 4, 2010 (7-9 p.m.)

You are invited to “Poetry-Sound-Music Intersections” at A Gathering of the Tribes --

  • 1st set: Kristin Prevallet (poetry) and Edmund Mooney (manipulated field recordings)
  • 2nd set: Nicole Peyrafitte (vocals, poetry), David Boykin (reeds), Dan Godston (trumpet), and Tom Zlabinger (upright bass)


$7 suggested donation / pay what you can


NICOLE PEYRAFITTE is a Pyrenean-born performance artist who sings, paints, films, writes, and cooks.  Her eclectic heritage allows her to perform songs that range from French cabaret to jazz standards and contemporary poetry.  Her voice is frequently heard integrated into multimedia stagings based on her visuals and writings. Peyrafitte’s work creates an imaginative identity between two continents & four languages.  Her more recent performances are: The Bi-Continental Chowder/La Garbure Transcontinentale (Multimedia performance & CD); Whisk! Don’t Churn (with Michael Bisio, live performances & CD), Augustus Saint Gaudens’ return to the Fatherland (Multimedia performance, article, and documentary in development); and Sax, Soup, Poetry & Voice (Performance & DVD with Pierre Joris & Joe Giardullo). More info at:  www.nicolepeyrafitte.com


KRISTIN PREVALLET is the author of four books of poetry as well as A Helen Adam Reader. She has performed poetry in collaboration with numerous musicians and visual artists including most recently John Sims, Ambrose Bye, Yael Acher.Her most recent project is a recomposition of T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets in collaboration with cellist Colette Alexander and producer Nancy Magarill who are recomposing Vivaldi's Four Seasons. She lives in Brooklyn. www.kayvallet.com


DAVID BOYKIN is a musician and composer whose projects include the David Boykin Expanse, the David Boykin Outet, and Boykin Seigfried and Reed. As a bandleader, his recordings include Evidence of Life on Other Planets, Vol. 1 and 2, Ultra Sheen, and 47th Street Ghost. He is also the founder of Sonic Healing Ministries. www.myspace.com/davidboykinexpanse


EDMUND MOONEY is a composer and sound artist. He is a founding member of the New York Society for Acoustic Ecology. He has worked in music, dance, film, theater and installation. His work has been presented at Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum, DTW and PS 122, among others.

Recent works include sound design for Mercury Fur directed by Glynis Rigsby, at The Tank and sound walks at Muhlenberg College as part of their Ethics of Space/Power of Place Symposium. He is currently working on a multi- channel sensor driven hallway installation at Barnard College that will hyperbolize the mundane acoustics of institutional architecture. His recordings include Happy Trails, The Eighth Nerve and Beyond Materials. To find out more please visit him at www.edmundmooney.com/

DAN GODSTON teaches and lives in Chicago. His writings have appeared in Chase Park, After Hours, BlazeVOX, Versal, Beard of Bees, Drunken Boat, 580 Split, Kyoto Journal, The Smoking Poet, Horse Less Review, Moria, Apparatus Magazine, EOAGH, Requited Journal, and other print publications and online journals. He also composes and performs music, and he works with the Borderbend Arts Collective to organize the annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival. www.borderbend.org

TOM ZLABINGER is a musician and composer who has worked with Marshall Allen, Eddie Gale, Lewis Barnes, Roy Campbell, Steve Swell, Federico Ughi, Daniel Carter, Steve Dalachinsky, Marc Edwards, Ras Moshe, Blaise Siwula, and other artists. He is also an instructor of music at York College/CUNY and is the director of The York College Big Band, The Blue Notes, and The Summer Jazz Program. www.myspace.com/tomzlabinger


For more info please call 312.543.7027 or email dgodston@gmail.com.