Poetry. African & African American Studies. Art. Music. Recorded live in Portland, OR, on August 9, 2019, FODDER splinters the sounds you were looking at on paper into the document you can hear through speakers &/or vice versa. Drawing in part from the award winning poetry collection BUCK STUDIES' "Loud-Assed Colored Silence" series, Douglas Kearney (words) and Val Jeanty (sounds) interweave new and old texts of original composition, samples, and improvisation to create live sound chemistry, raw energy, and better listening through playing. Pull up.
Poet/Performer/Librettist Douglas Kearney has published six books, including FODDER (Fonograf Editions, 2021) with Val Jeanty, the acclaimed poetry collection BUCK STUDIES (Fence Books, 2016), SOMEONE TOOL THEY TONGUES (Subito Press, 2016), MASS AND MESS AND (Noemi Press, 2015), THE BLACK AUTOMATON (Fence Books, 2009). His seventh book, SHO, will be out in April 2021 (Wave Books). He has opened for Amiri Baraka and has shared stages with Saul Williams and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs. A Whiting Writer's and Foundation for Contemporary Arts Cy Twombly awardee with residencies/fellowships from Cave Canem, The Rauschenberg Foundation, and others, Kearney teaches at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.Val Jeanty is a Haitian-born, Brooklyn-based Afro-Electronic music composer, drummer and turntablist. Her installations have been showcased at The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art and The Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, as well as at international venues including Jazz a la Villette in France and The Biennale di Venezia in Italy. Other highlights include Fascinating Her Resilience, a Wesleyan University commissioned multimedia performance collaboration with professor Gina Ulysse and with Afro- Cuban bassist Yosvany Terry on his Grammy-nominated album New Throned King.Author City: SAINT PAUL, MN USA