In collaboration with Sound, North-East Scotland's Festival of New Music,
Wordfringe 2009 presents a series of events that explore the different relationships
between words and music.
These events include the Pennan premiere of Richard Ingham's From Pennan to Penang
and the world premiere of Fredrik Sixten's Requiem in a new English version
by John Hearne.
Composer and sound artist Miriama Young is joined by poet Catherine Bowman, visiting
from the States, for a double CD launch, and pianist Susanne Olbrich joins storyteller
Margot Henderson for an evening that may include tango and Zen poetry.
Philip Knight's Prometheus: A River Stained with Iron combines poetry with
physical theatre and the experimental music of Mike Gosling; Knotbrook Taylor and
David Liddell dissect modern life through contemporary words and manufactured sounds;
and in P–KOK, Spring Tides Poetry Group and friends present a combination
of multilingual poetry with music, film and digital art.
Finally in this strand, a set by John Mackie and Michael Moar's poetry-and-guitar
duo Infinite Equation #2 concludes an event that also features poets Jen
Hadfield and Keith Armstrong.