Monday, September 13, 2010

Kemp & Kubota in The A B Series

Poster design by Kevin Matthews

On Friday, October 1st, Governor General's Award winning artist, NOBUO KUBOTA, and extraordinary sound poetry performer, PENN KEMP, launch The A B Series' Fourth Season of autumn to spring events. Come and see two solo performances by Canadian masters of sound poetry.

Friday, October 1, 2010
Doors:  7:00pm
Performance:  7:30pm to 9:30pm 
The Mercury Lounge (Upstairs)
$9 admission at the door

Penn Kemp performs at 7:30pm followed by an intermission followed by Nobuo Kubota's performance.

NOBUO KUBOTA was an original member of the Artists' Jazz Band and of the dynamic improvising orchestra, the CCMC, and was one of the founding members of the Music Gallery. His vocal work is grounded in sound poetry, free jazz improvisation and Buddhist chanting. He has been performing as a solo vocalist locally and in Europe for 25 years. As an extension to his vocal work, he also works with visual sound poetry, exploring the strategy of "intermedia". His recent work, "new calligraphy," is involved with the writing of sonic sound scores. He lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Canadian poet, performer and playwright PENN KEMP has published twenty-five books of poetry and drama, had six plays and ten CDs produced as well as a DVD, Canada's first poetry CD-ROM and several award-winning videopoems. She performs in festivals around the world. Her Muse News is renewed monthly on Penn Letters and on Facebook. Penn can also be heard on MySpace and Penn was the Canada Council Writer-in-Residence at the University of Western Ontario for 2009-10. She hosts Gathering Voices on CHRW 94.9 FM, archive on Gathering Voices. Penn will launch Luminous Entrance: a sound opera for climate change action in The A B Series on October 1st. Videos of Penn can be seen at House of Anansi Press and Poetry Visualized.