Ugly Duckling Presse

Wed Nov 15, 7:00 PM

WOODSLIPPERCOUNTERCLATTER: A Performance by Susan Howe and David Grubbs

at Yale School of Art, 1156 Chapel Street, New Haven

WOODSLIPPERCOUNTERCLATTER is the fourth collaboration in a decade from poet Susan Howe and musician/composer David Grubbs. Veering away from the stuttering, profoundly fragmented seance of their Frolic Architecture (2011), Howe and Grubbs present a sound work that germinates from text collages and other material now published in Howe’s recent collection Debths (New Directions, 2017). This performance work was created while the material (Tom Tit Tot, Childe Roland, Paul Thek, W.B.Yeats, Isabella Stewart Gardner, etc.) in Debths was being arranged; it combines Howe’s reading with the resonant sounds and represented spaces of Grubbs’s piano playing and field recordings made in Boston’s Gardner Museum.

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