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The Poetry Center presents Cosmic Diaspora and Steve Dalachinsky, reading and in performance. Cosmic Diaspora (Jake Marmer, poetry; John Schott, guitar; and Joshua Horowitz, keyboard, accordion) opens with a set of songs shaped around poems by Marmer, paralleling immigration and science fiction. Steve Dalachinsky follows with an extended reading, much of it dedicated to musicians, from The Superintendent's Eye (Autonomedia/Unbearable Books, 2000), The Mantis (Iniquita Press, 2009), and works in manuscript.
The Poetry Center presents Fay Victor and Myra Melford in performance at the Center for New Music, downtown San Francisco. Victor and Melford perform nine original compositions for voice and piano, interspersed with commentary back and forth with the audience. This event, preceded by a workshop performance by Victor and Melford earlier the same day at The Poetry Center, was the second in a double-program, as part of The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series, supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.
The Poetry Center presents Fay Victor and Myra Melford, with a workshop performance and conversation. The two artists, working for the first time as a duo, Victor on vocals and Melford on electronic piano, combine composition and improvisation across a selection of original songs. Throughout, Victor and Melford engage in conversation with each other, and at intervals with the audience. The workshop performance was the first in a two-event program, with a performance following the same evening at the Center for New Music, downtown San Francisco, as part of The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series, supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.