At two season of the Kinetic Jazz series in Sydney during the last 12 months, Graham Jones of Kinetic Energy Theatre and I have collaborated on a developed a duo performance piece based on the poem “Old Man Singing”, a sort of proud and pragmatic cadenza to an old man’s life and tribute to his bodily functions, by Australian wordsmith Thomas Shapcott.
To accompany Graham’s dramatisation of the text, I played mood-sketches on the (plastic) trombone, and used a sampler on my iPod to trigger some atmos and pre-recorded textural pieces. I also managed to squeeze in my trusty whirlies there somewhere.
As usual, Corrie Ancone took some wonderful photos which you can peruse in full here.
There’s a good summary of the ‘jazz & poetry’ element – which perhaps could be better expressed as ‘improvising musicians & poetry’ – of the Kinetic Jazz series over at the Extempore website.