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Interview: Gabriel Moreno

Nick Murray talks to Gabriel Moreno about his latest event, The Descent and Rise of Orpheus the Bard, and his upcoming poetry collection, The Hollow Tortoise.

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Our Halloween Spoken Word Mixtape

Happy Hallowe’en everyone! You might have done your All Hallows partying this weekend, but that doesn’t mean that today can’t be a spookfest too. To help you celebrate in true spooky style, we’ve put together a ghoulish spoken word mixtape. From Edgar Allan Poe to Massive Attack. From Emilie Autumn to The Moulettes with a hair-raising stop at Bram Stoker. It’s all there with many more stories and tunes to chill the blood.

If you wish to see your inevitable fate, see the tracklist after the jump.
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Spoken Word Mixtape #3

Finally, our third Mixtape is ready for your aural consumption. It’s taken a while, but only because we’ve been scheming and planning all sorts of other delights for you. Like this.

Our first ever literary event takes place on Tuesday 18th of October. If you’re London-bound you should come along. We’ve got fantastic guest writers and poets, Instant Theatre and you can also get the first three spoken word mixtapes on CD, in a hand-made, limited edition slipcase, absolutely free!
So, back to the mixtape:

Full tracklist after the jump.

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Saxophone and Spoken Word Tussle in The Clore Ballroom

The Kudo Quartet in The Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre

Recently we headed down to the Southbank Centre to catch The Kudo Quartet. The incredibly accomplished ensemble were playing a piece of particular interest to us over at Annexe; a composition for saxophone quartet and spoken word soundtrack by the Dutch ‘avant pop’ composer JacobTV (Jacob Ter Veldhuis 1951). JacobTV specializes in combining monologues with contemporary classical music, using the voice as another instrument. The voices used come from interviews with all manner of individuals, from Chet Baker to prison inmates serving life. The resulting works are really quite powerful and dense with surprising harmony.

After the concert we caught up with Abraham Minnen, Soprano Saxophone player and Kudo primary, about the performance.
Read the full interview after the jump.

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