From: Christopher Harris (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Apr 24 2006 - 13:09:24 PDT
Daniel Johnson, How To Catch a Falling Knife, a Multimedia Performance
Saturday, April 29, 2006, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m., Harold Washington Library,
Daniel Johnson layers original poetry over found home movie footage in
his performance How To Catch a Falling Knife: The Illuminated Text.
This multi-media performance combines spoken word, musical
accompaniment, and the black-and-white home movies of a Davenport, Iowa
brush salesman. Filmed in the 1930s and 40s by William Bradley, the
segments were purchased at a Rockford flea market, then excerpted,
slowed, looped and synchronized by Johnson and his collaborator, Jon
Gitelson. Johnson's poems have appeared in publications such as jubilat,
American Letters & Commentary, RHINO, and Spoon River Poetry Review.
Joel Wanek, a member of David Boykin's Microcosmic Sound Orchestra and
Ways and Means Trio, will provide accompaniment on upright bass.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.