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"composed...in the voice of instinct, one in which 'Holes in the words dilate and dream.' " — Chris Glomski
Lullaby: Speculations on the First Active Sense is an essay-poem with a soundtrack. The text uses the lullaby to investigate rhythm as innate instinct and drive. James Marks is the musician behind the CD that accompanies the text, which is a collage of found sounds interlaced with a more traditionally composed acoustic guitar instrumentation. The music is meant to give the reader a more engrossed and nuanced sense of the “event” of the text and of the lullaby itself as an all-encompassing, complex sensory experience.
- 09.01.09 | Sow's Ear Poetry Review reviews Lullaby by Christine Hume
- 07.30.08 | Christine Hume's Lullaby reviewed on Bootstrap Productions
- 01.01.08 | Lullaby by Christine Hume is reviewed in Jacket magazine
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Lullaby is composed...in the voice of instinct, one in which “Holes in the words dilate and dream.” And in their dream, ears can “pant” quite naturally, like mouths lapping at a “rhythm” that “localizes the infinite.” At its best, Lullaby becomes a “bacterial” presence covering us “over with [its] skin” until the “I” is “carried away.” Yet what I like best about Lullaby is its ultimate call to wakefulness; the way text and music point us back to a mutually shared, constant backdrop of things to hear.—Chris Glomski, Jacket2