Watch Poetry and Piano live sessions
As a prelude to our EP Poetry & Piano, Nikki Marrone, Ups Suppa and Tim Knight met with Matt Widgery to improvise soundtracks to some of their spoken word performances. Filmed in 2016, the sessions formed the framework that led to the EP becoming a recording project. As is true with the studio sessions, the artists had little experience performing the pieces prior, lending the performances a spontaneity – evident in the recordings energy, and inventiveness. Watching them is seeing them as the performers experienced them; completely new, successful by serendipity.
The sessions were broadcast live via Facebook and Periscope.
You can watch below, or check out the EP they became here. It is also available on Spotify and iTunes, or to purchase as a limited run handmade release – coming with postcard prints of the recording sessions taken by Josh Murfitt and a booklet filled with original page poetry by the performers.
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Uppahar Subba ‘Darjeeling’ 3:43
Tim Knight ‘I Once Had Sex’ 3:14
Nikki Marrone ‘Gardens & Graves’ 1:42
Uppahar Subba ‘Oddjob’ 5:06
Tim Knight ‘Hugs in Dirty Socks’ 2:44
Uppahar Subba ‘Organisational Advice Upon a Business Model from Upper Management’ 3:58
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Photo by: Josh Murfitt
Video editing: Wesley Freeman-Smith