12:30 pm on Thursday, September 27, 2012
Contact Name:
Christopher Gately
Join three-time Poet Laureate Professor Robert Pinsky (CAS English) and Grammy-winning jazz pianist Laurence Hobgood as they perform excerpts and discuss the innovative and successful POEMJAZZ project. “POEMJAZZ treats a voice speaking poetry as having a role like that of a horn: speech with its own poetic melody and rhythm, in conversation with what the music is doing. To put it simply, POEMJAZZ is a conversation between the sounds of poetry and music.” Listen to a performance of excerpts from the Circumstantial Productions’ POEMJAZZ CD, ask questions, and get an insider’s look into how POEMJAZZ is made, with a discussion between Prof. Pinsky and Mr. Hobgood. Hosted by the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University.