Triptych: a WASH collaboration

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UPDATE: Triptych Reprise at Equinox Bar, Phnom Penh, Friday 10 May, from 9 (opening act UK singer/songwriter Joe Wrigley)

By way of explanation/what performed poetry in soundscape is:

I returned to writing poetry early in 2011, establishing a blog, thesilverpepperofthestars. Poems from this blog have been published in two volumes, a certain flow (2012) and one sky, many skies (2013).

This three-part work, Triptych, reflects recurring themes that have arisen over the past two years of poems:

Phnom Penh/earth
the art of travel/fire through air
the art of living/water

Each section is approximately 25-30 minutes long. There will be a short break between sections.

My poems are generally spontaneous, improvised, unpolished. They live, and are written, in moments. They are not often read aloud. Particular themes have become apparent over time, sometimes to the extent of being repetitive. Triptych seeks to draw out these themes and images through sonic, harmonic, rhythmic and visual expression, a collaboration at once structured and improvised.

It has already been an extraordinary experience to collaborate on creating this work with Phnom Penh residents Warren Daly, Alex Leonard and Hal FX, three highly accomplished and creative musicians, in this (for me) uncharted territory. Inspired by the music being created, artists Chhan Dina and Adriana Snochowska have contributed painted backdrops for the performance.

We are grateful for the great support we have received from Dana at Java Cafe in bringing this performance together.

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