word & sound workshop with poet and musician Simon Pomery
Wednesday 17 June, 6pm – 9pm
Join poet and musician Simon Pomery for adventures in sound poetry. Using the installation of Katrín Sigurðardóttir as inspiration, you will be exposed to sound poems and invited to make sound poems of your own among the artist’s work.
You will listen to excerpts from “Text-Sound Compositions – A Stockholm Festival”, including well-known sound poets such as Bob Cobbing. You will be invited to write texts inspired by what you hear and what you see in the exhibition at Parasol unit. At the end of the workshop, you will be invited to perform what you have written in class, using the in-gallery P.A.
Please bring: pens and paper and any instruments you like. Anything you bring can be amplified. Simon Pomery is a big believer in and user of contact microphones, which will be provided for your use and experimentation.
This workshop is held in partnership with the drawing shed.
Simon Pomery is a poet and musician based in London. His poems have been published in places including the Times Literary Supplement, The White Review, Edinburgh Review, P.N. Review, and Poetry London. The Stream (tall-lighthouse, 2010) was published to acclaim by the TLS and the late Seamus Heaney, who wrote “This augurs well for the Pomery life and literature”.
Simon was the 2013 Poet-in-Residence at MultiMadeira Festival. His ‘Blood Music E.P.’ was released in June 2013 on Diagonal Records, on transparent red vinyl in gold screen-printed PVC sleeve.
Image: Sound poetry with contact microphone, BLOOD MUSIC