18th June 2013 @ Poetrylive

8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd

The Litterati Rethink Possible Worlds

Guest Poet: Miriam Barr

With Matt Reece

Miriam Barr lives in Auckland where she is doing her doctorate and performs her poetry with The Literatti. Her poems have appeared in Landfall, Blackmail Press, Poetry NZ, JAAM, Enamel, Takahe, Brief, The Wild Goose Poetry Review (USA), Potroast, The De-Formed Paper and REM Magazine. In previous incarnations she has been a Poetry Idol slam champion (2007), creative director of The Literatti, a Poetry Live coordinator and the editor of Side Stream, a bi-monthly poetry zine that was distributed for free in unexpected places by a network of poets from Kaitaia to Berlin. Guest Poet: Miriam Barr

Matt Reece is an experimental sound artist that utilizes ethnic instruments from various parts of the globe as well instruments made from found items.

Guest Musician: Dubtext

Dubtext is Lawrence Brock and Robert Popovic, and they create music within a series of self-imposed constraints:
1. No computers
2. Only improvisation – no pre-programmed sequences or patterns – everything is created live, in front of the audience
3. No expensive ‘vintage’ gear – most of what we use is relatively cheap and available in local stores (we support Bungalow Bill and Music Planet in Auckland)

The decision not to sequence anything in advance means we don’t play “songs” in the sense of compositions that are repeated. Everything the audience hears is improvised on the night from start to finish. We have a lot of fun coaxing musical sounds out of our table-top of noise boxes and effects units.

Every performance is therefore utterly unique and never to be repeated. Dubtext music can vary from ambient dub to psychedelic techno or trippy trance.

A Dubtext show is the antithesis of DJ-ing – everything is created in that moment for this specific audience, on this night, for this venue, combining the dramatic dynamics of jazz and the immediacy of dance music.

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