Savory Ironies: Dada Dinnr Theatr
On April 14, 1916, Dada co-instigator Hugo Ball wrote in his diary: „Unser Kabarett ist eine Geste. Jedes Wort, das hier gesprochen und gesungen wird, besagt wenigstens das eine, daß es dieser erniedrigenden Zeit nicht gelungen ist, uns Respekt abzunötigen. Was wäre auch respektabel und imponierend an ihr? Ihre Kanonen? Unsere große Trommel übertönt sie. Ihr Idealismus? Er ist längst zum...
Dada/Peruvian Food Trading Card #3
The Late Now Trading Cards: The Dada/Peruvian Food Series continues with Number 3: a be-monocled Richard Huelsenbeck paired with ceviche peruano. Ach, ja, jetzt ¡comemos bien! It’s all about our Dada Dinnr Theatr show live at Andina, Portland’s fine Peruvian restaurant — Sunday, April 14, 2013. > Reserve your place at the show — call Andina at 503-228-9535. > Lineup and...
Dada/Peruvian Food Trading Card #2
The Late Now Trading Cards: The Dada/Peruvian Food Series continues with Number 2: Cabaret Voltaire co-founder Emmy Hennings paired with choros à la chalaca (Peruvian mussels with corn salsa). ¡Que rico, oder? It’s all about our Dada Dinnr Theatr show live at Andina, Portland’s fine Peruvian restaurant — Sunday, April 14, 2013. > Reserve your place at the show — call Andina...
Dada/Peruvian Food Trading Cards
Everybody loves Dada, and everybody loves Peruvian food. Most of all, everybody loves those two things together. That’s why The Late Now is doing Dada Dinnr Theatr live at Andina, Portland’s fine Peruvian restaurant — Sunday, April 14, 2013. To accessorize the whole craze, we’re publishing an all-new set of The Late Now Trading Cards: The Dada/Peruvian Food Series. No. 1 is Dada...
Dada Dinnr Theatr Tickets
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED for The Late Now Dada Dinnr Theatr at Andina Restaurant Sunday, April 14, 2013. TO RESERVE: Call Andina at 503-228-9535. » Complete show details here. VENUE: Andina at 1314 NW Glisan TIME: 6:00 PM Doors open + beverage service & tapas starts Admission: $18 cover + $20/person minimum Apologies to our Starving Artist and Pale Poet friends: because this...
March Music Moderne 2013 photos up
Thanks to our paparazzi, Jim Clinefelter and Kerry Davis! See their snaps from The Late Now March Music Moderne 2013 Special in our album here. » Complete show details here. Photos above and bottom by Jim Clinefelter. Photo below by Kerry Davis, of cellist Diane Chaplin of Northwest New Music Ensemble shredding Esa-Pekka Salonen’s YTA III.
Vivid Handiwork: Thollem + Manucinema
Thollem’s US tour, Thollem Electric: In The Valley Of The Cloudbuilder, runs March–April 2013: calendar here. Every now and then an idea turns up that’s so to the point it’s a shock never to have run into it before. Tuia Cherici is an Italian filmmaker (video) working in Berlin who calls her practice and its results Manucinema, as in “manual cinema” (or, if...
If you need an audience, we don’t need you.– Morton Feldman on careerism (via andsotobegin)
Boulez, tabula fracta, and octopodes
In the run-up to The Late Now March Music Moderne Special on March 9, we’ve been listening to even more 20th/21st-century classical music than usual (and posting frequent MMMusic of the Day selections on the TLN FB page). Here’s one for the tumbl. Pierre Boulez: Sonate pour piano nº 2 (1948) — I. Extrêmement rapide Maurizio Pollini, piano (recorded 1978?) We’ve done Pierre...
Playlist of the red-legged partridge
Pour tous les francophones out there — or even if you don’t speak French — one of the greatest things on radio is Radio France / France Culture’s radio-documentary series Sur les docks (which you can also get via podcast). Back in January 2012 they aired a quartet of shows about animals, number 4 being « Des animaux et des hommes (4/4) : Les artistes contemporains et le...
The Late Now storms Seattle by storm!
We ♥ Seattle! The Late Now Seattle Début rocked a packed house at the lovely West of Lenin theatre in Fremont. Above, the interview with constraint-based writer-poet-performer Doug Nufer (Seattle) was a blast, though some audience members couldn’t quite believe his amazing books were for real. They are! Doug then jumped up and did a performance with “word band” Interrupture...
Poet Stephen Vincent writes up The Late Now
At TLN 3: Dr. Strangeverb we were honored to have the venerable San Francisco poet Stephen Vincent and Sandra Phillips, SFMOMA’s Senior Curator of Photography, in the house. Well, out in the park. Stephen’s latest book is the remarkable After Language — Letters to Jack Spicer (BlazeVOX, 2011), a most human, moving book which I’m especially appreciating as I get to know Jack Spicer, reading...
Dr. Strangeverb: resources (pt 6)
> See Resources Part 1 for Episode 3: Dr. Strangeverb. Mark Owens Director Park security does an excellent job, on the whole. But as I was wrapping up the conversation with my guest poets a strange man wandered in from the audience shouting and grunting. He walked onstage and strode right up to the sacred Talk Show Desk, and I had no recourse but to stand up and face him in a sound poetry...
Dr. Strangeverb: resources (pt 5)
> See Resources Part 1 for Episode 3: Dr. Strangeverb. James Yeary — publishes the psychogeographic serial my day with visual artist Nate Orton, undermining the immediate and the everyday with peripatetic introspective valencies to the outside world. His publishing imprint c_L recently issued the chapbook Carrier by David Abel. Occasional commentary on the literary underbelly can be discovered...
Dr. Strangeverb: resources (pt 4)
> See Resources Part 1 for Episode 3: Dr. Strangeverb. Standard Schaefer — is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer. His first book of poetry, Nova, was selected for the 1999 National Poetry Series and published by Sun & Moon Books. His second book, Water & Power, was published by Agincourt in 2005. His third book, Desert Notebook, was published in Italy and the US in 2008. His poetry...
Dr. Strangeverb: resources (pt 3)
> See Resources Part 1 for Episode 3: Dr. Strangeverb. Rodney Koeneke — has published two books of poetry, Rouge State (Pavement Saw, 2003) and Musee Mechanique (BlazeVOX, 2006), and a chapbook, Rules for Drinking Forties (Cy Press, 2009). He’s been involved with Flarf, neo-benshi, and Poets Theater. For 20 years he lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he served on the board at...
Dr. Strangeverb: resources (pt 2)
> Previous: Resources Part 1 for Episode 3: Dr. Strangeverb. Allison Cobb — is the author of Green-Wood (Factory School, 2010) about a famous nineteenth-century cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, which book prompted me to invite her onto the show. It is, as the New York Times called it, ““a gorgeous, subtle, idiosyncratic gem” crossing genres too numerous to mention, and never in a way that...
Dr. Strangeverb: resources (pt 1)
The eyes are bigger than the clock. I was so enthralled by our guests in the research phase for Episode 3: Dr. Strangeverb or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Avant-garde Poetry (August 3, 2012) that I asked them to prep with enough material for a 6-hour show — and I could’ve happily gone that long. Since we only got to a fraction of what I wanted to cover, we present here some of...
Siamese Scissors - with Nico Vassilakis
The Late Now and Mother Foucault’s Bookshop present siamese scissors a sound/poetical reading/performance with Seattle poet Nico Vassilakis and Portland friends David Abel, Leo Daedalus, Mark Owens, Lisa Radon, James Yeary & David Weinberg Friday, July 6 7:00 pm $5 suggested donation, no one turned away Mother Foucault’s Bookshop 523 SE Morrison St Portland OR 97214 Nico...
The Art of the Very Long Sentence
Speaking of Ulysses, which we just did in an hour, and of Molly Bloom’s final epic sentence (or pair thereof; oh, that sounds like a suitably Joycean spot of racy, eh?) speaking of these things, our man David Abel alerts us to these pieces by Ed Park about Very Long Sentences in literature: 1. One Sentence Says It All 2. The Art of the Very Long Sentence And hey, if you haven’t...
HugoBall: Dadanational Anthem & Tonsoriality
The HugoBall action is nonstop. Above, Chuck Barnes shaves sportscaster James Year while host Leo Daedalus announces the Moebius Typing play-by-play. The event was kicked off with a singing of the Dadanational Anthem written by Standard Schaefer. » See Richard Schemmerer’s photos plus his video:
World's First HugoBall Test Match
For the world’s first-ever HugoBall Test Match Zack Kosta and Reese Kruse built a 3-D Hugo Ball costume, gamely modeled by Adam Updyke. 3-D Hugo Ball presided over simultaneous games of Hugoquet, Duchamp Fountain Ball-toss, Moebius Typing, cutthroat Soundfielding, and Dadabarbering. » See Richard Schemmerer’s photos plus his video:
James Yeary's experimental sportscast
James Yeary returns to TLN, this time with the experimental sportscast, in which Prussia does the Rakete Rinnzekete. » See Richard Schlemmerer’s photos here and video below:
TLN Bloomsday Banjo Breakdown
Richard Schemmerer posted pix of The Late Now Bloomsday 2012 musical guest Chuck Barnes doing songs from Ulysses on banjo, and a couple of duets with host Leo Daedalus, including an old-timey version of the Queen/Bowie song “Under Pressure.” » See the photos here.
Richard Schemmerer documents TLN Bloomsday 2012
Richard Schemmerer was in attendance for the entire four hours of The Late Now’s first annual Bloomsday event, and he shot a lot of great photos. Here are a couple of his posts so far: PDX Art: James Joyce, Bloomsday 2012; “The Late Now” show by Leo Daedalus PDX Art: more Bloomsday, Leo Daedalus & friends PDX Art: “The Late Now” Interview with Chris Hagen by...
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