Drone & Words
- Monday April 22, 2019
- 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
- The Sewing Machine Factory
9562 – 82 Avenue
Edmonton[Map to venue]
- Door charge: $10 advance (available at the venue only); $12 at the door
Drone & Words is a collaborative showcase featuring spoken word poets paired with the soundscapes of experimental musicians. It sets an intention of creating a space for experimental poetry, connecting artists of different disciplines and showcasing the diversity of spoken word. Come and explore the emotional space that can be found when drone & noise is added to poetic performance.
This is a BYOV event. Admission to this event (if applicable) is not included in a festival pass.
Durell Smith is an Edmonton based poet writing on the anxieties and frustrations of everyday life. Accepting negativity and using it for fire.
Shima Aisha Robinson is an amiskwaciy-wâskahikan(Edmonton)-born poet and spoken word artist who embodies, with every literary and scholarly effort, the ancient meaning of her chosen pen name. Dwennimmen is the name of an ancient African Adinkra symbol, which means strength, humility, learning and wisdom. It is no surprise, then, that this veteran of the Alberta poetry community uses a searing intellect and dynamic precision-of-language to create poetry which ushers her readers and listeners toward greater understanding and poignant reflection.
Georgia-Rae’s words are a well-placed throat punch. Stopping you in your tracks. She will be collaborating with local musician Andy June.
Tab C.A. is a poet, experimental performance artist and community activator residing in treaty 6 territory. They strive to create honest, heartfelt connection and bring their audience into shared catharsis.
Kelly Ruth is a textile and new media artist activating her textiles and tools with electronics and sound. Her installations and improvisational sound performances explore the shifting relationship that humans have with technology and the land.
Ethan Bokma is an Edmonton-based improviser known for colliding together influences from free-jazz legends and drone music alike.