Event # 43:
43. Pink Thunder Presents…Ex Verba: Concert, Art Show, Happening
Amnesia, 853 Valencia St.
A night of songs, music, art, and projections. Non-poems made from, with, around, and through poems.
Daniel Redman has been setting Walt Whitman’s queer epic Leaves of Grass to music for the last seven years. He has set and memorized forty-seven poems to date, and he sings them.
Exray’s – Jon Bernson and Michael Falsetto-Mapp specialize in lo-fi electronic pop made with precarious beats, short circuited melodies and voicemail vocals.
Pink Thunder Portmanteaus – Combination music-player / art-objects containing songs from Pink Thunder – songs made from unchanged poems by living American poets.
Jorrit Poelen projects distorted, noisy collages of animated images onto skin, screens, walls, and floors using “Pooks,” a custom-built visual instrument.
Michael Zapruder writes songs and composes concert music. His recent Pink Thunder fashions free verse pop-art songs from poems by eminent contemporary American poets.