Saturday, May 12, 2012

Wole Soyinka and Poetry Scores live on KDHX

Poetry Scores has two live radio exeriences with KDHX this Monday, May 14 in connection to Ever-Ready Bank Accounts, our collaboration with Wole Soyinka.

* 11 a.m. Monday, May 14: Three Fried Men scores "Ever-Ready Bank Accounts" by Wole Soyinka on Mystery Train 

* 9 p.m. Monday, May 14: Wole Soyinka interviewed on Literature for the Halibut.

Listen to KDHX live online or at FM 88.1 in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Also, follow the links to the respective programs, above, where these shows will remain archived on audio for two weeks.

Wole Soyinka is the Nobel Laureate in Literature from Nigeria.

Three Fried Men is Poetry Scores' in-house band. This version of the band is all new: Chris King (voice), Josh Weinstein (double bass), Sunyatta McDermott (glockenspiel).

(The real, official score of Ever-Ready Bank Accounts is being composed on commission by bicycle day of Istanbul for an LP release in Istanbul later in 2012.)

The Poetry Scores Art Invitational for Ever-Ready Bank Accounts -- featuring more than 50 artists from St. Louis, Hawaii, Austin and New York -- will be held 7-10 p.m. Friday, May 18 at Mad Art, 2727 So. 12th. St. in St. Louis.

Poetry Scores thanks KDHX for a long, exciting partnership. It only makes sense that an internationally minded community-based multi-media project like Poetry Scores would work well with an international leader in community multi-media like KDHX. Both being in St. Louis, and all.

It's also fitting that our project with Professor Soyinka would involve radio. Poetry Scores evolved from the field recording project Hoobellatoo. Hoobellatoo's most important project was producing rebel radio for the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People on Radio Kudirat, London. Our connection to the Soyinkas originated in Radio Kudirat.


Image: "By Wole Soyinka" by Dana Smith, for Ever-Ready Bank Accounts (2012)

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