Gathering Voices on Radio Western

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Gathering Voices, 94.9 FM, Radio Western, Upcoming Episodes

Gathering Voices, Penn’s lit.-on-air radio show is heard on alternate Tuesdays at 6:30 AM and PM on CHRW, Radio Western, 94.9 FM and online. For upcoming programs and archived shows, see: http://chrwradio.ca/content/upcoming-episodes-gathering-voices.

Listen live on www.chrwradio.com/listen.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 6:30 – 7:00 pm.  (R. July 22, 2014, 6:30-7:00 am). Featuring Tanya Evanson’s evanescent CD, Language for Gods, available from Mother Tongue Media. Tanya is an Antiguan-Québécoise interartist poet, performer and director of both Mother Tongue Media and The Banff Centre Spoken Word Program.She has published chapbooks and studio albums of spoken wor.l.d music. A classical semazen or Sufi Whirling Dervish since 2002, she has performed and taught extensively. She parts not one truth from another. See www.mothertonguemedia.com.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:30 – 7:00 pm.  (R. August 5, 2014, 6:30-7:00 am). Gathering Voices features The Electric Folk Lore Machine by Chris Meloche with Penn Kemp (text) and Richard Moule premiered August 4, 2012, Aeolian Hall Summer Festival, London. Sound artists Gary Diggins, Jocelyn Drainie and Penn performed Sonica Hypnotica. On the show as well is “For Peace” from Gary’s CD, A Blue Tear. Listen

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 6:30 – 7:00 pm. (R. August 19, 6:30-7:00 am). Featuring Saskatchewan poet Mari-Lou Rowley’s CD, Cellular Logic. Sound by Roderick Schoolbraid: a Revelations Production. Eco-science poet and interdisciplinary adventurer Mari-Lou Rowleyhas encountered a timber wolf, found over 44 four-leaf clovers, and published nine collections of poetry, most recently Unus Mundus (Anvil). Penn reads several poems from Unus Mundus.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 6:30 – 7:00 pm. (R. September 2, 2014, 6:30-7:00 am). Featuring Cat Kidd’s Hyena Subpoena Part 1. A formative figure in the Montreal poetry scene since the early 90s, Catherine Kidd is the author of the novel Missing the Ark, the poetry collection Bipolar bear and critically-acclaimed solo show Sea Peach. Her most recent poem series, Hyena Subpoena, was presented as a solo show in 2011, and released as CD/book, May 2014; see catkidd.com/. We’ll hear several of these poems with soundscapes now.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 6:30 – 7:00 pm. (R. September 16, 2014, 6:30-7:00 am).  Gathering Voices celebrates 2014’s 100,000 Poets for Change event on September 27 world-wide, http://100tpc.org/. Part 1 features a poetry reading celebrating the theme of change that took place on September 29, 2013, at Landon Library. This afternoon celebrated Culture Days across Canada as well. http://chrwradio.ca/content/gathering-voices-100000-poets-change-parts-1-2

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:30 – 7:00 pm. (R. September 30, 2014, 6:30-7:00 am).  The show celebrates 2014’s 100,000 Poets for Change event on September 27 world-wide, http://100tpc.org/. Part 2 features a poetry reading celebrating the theme of change that took place on September 29, 20013, at Landon Library. This afternoon celebrated Culture Days across Canada as well. http://chrwradio.ca/content/gathering-voices-100000-poets-change-parts-1-2.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6:30 – 7:00 pm. (R. October 14, 6:30-7:00 am). Gathering Voices features the divine Brenda McMorrow in her latest CD, Igniting the Beauty, White Swan Records. With a deep devotion to the unveiling and celebration of our true beings through the power of sound, this beautiful former Londoner travels worldwide to share her unique blend of original folk-inspired melodies, world beats and sacred Indian devotional chants. Brenda sang and composed the music to Penn’s poem that opens each Gathering Voices show. Hear more on http://www.brendamcmorrow.com.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:30 – 7:00 pm. (R. October 28, 2014, 6:30-7:00 am). The show features circle of she by Moe Clark. Moe received mentorship from Sheri-D Wilson, who helped launch her career as a spoken word artist at the 2005 Calgary International Spoken Word Festival. Moe has toured across Canada and internationally. See http://moeclark.ca/

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 6:30 – 7:00 pm.  (R. November 11, 2014, 6:30-7:00 am). Helwa! a Sound Opera Experiencing Ancient Egypt , Part 1 by Penn Kemp with The Helwa Ensemble: musicians Mary Ashton and Panayiotis Giannarapis, sound artist Jocelyn Drainie, Egyptologist/poet Daniel Kolos and belly dancer Ishra Blanco. Together we trace the soul’s journey across the nocturnal sky to rebirth the next day: a classical Egyptian journey that the star goddess Nut took nightly.  Recorded live at Aeolian Hall (August 2011) and mastered by John Magyar. Helwa! a Sound Opera Experiencing Ancient Egypt (cd) will be available from Pendas Productions, pendas@pennkemp.ca.  It is dedicated to the people of Egypt. Listen.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6:30-7:00 pm. (R. November 25, 2014, 6:30-7:00 am). Helwa! a Sound Opera Experiencing Ancient Egypt , Part 2 by Penn Kemp with The Helwa Ensemble: musicians Mary Ashton and Panayiotis Giannarapis, sound artist Jocelyn Drainie, Egyptologist/poet Daniel Kolos and belly dancer Ishra Blanco. Together we trace the soul’s journey across the nocturnal sky to rebirth the next day: a classical Egyptian journey that the star goddess Nut took nightly.   Recorded live at Aeolian Hall (August 2011) and mastered by John Magyar.  Helwa! a Sound Opera Experiencing Ancient Egypt (cd) will be available from Pendas Productions, pendas@pennkemp.ca.  It is dedicated to the people of Egypt. Listen http://chrwradio.com/talk/gatheringvoices/20120216GatheringVoices.mp3)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 6:30-7:00 pm (R. December 9, 2014, 6:30-7:00 am). Featuring Trieze, a CD by Vivian Houle, BC sound artist. As vocalist and improviser, Vivian deconstructs words into sounds on remarkable journeys that include jazz vocals as well. With Peggy Lee (cello), Lisa Miller (piano), Chris Gestrin (analog keyboards) and Jesse Zubot (violin).

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 (R. December 23, 2014 6:30-7:00 am). Featuring Cat Kidd’s Hyena Subpoena, Part 2. A formative figure in the Montreal poetry scene since the early 90s, Catherine Kidd is the author of the novel Missing the Ark, the poetry collection Bipolar bear and a critically acclaimed solo show, Sea Peach. Her most recent poem series, Hyena Subpoena, was presented in 2011, and released as CD/book in May 2014; see catkidd.com/. We’ll hear several of these poems with soundscapes now.

 

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  1. […] Gathering Voices, my lit.-on-air radio show is heard on alternate Tuesdays at 6:30 AM and PM on CHRW, Radio Western, 94.9 FM and online. For upcoming programs and archived shows, see: http://chrwradio.ca/content/upcoming-episodes-gathering-voices. The complete schedule is up now for the rest of 2014 on https://pennkemp.wordpress.com/2014/07/09/gathering-voices-on-radio-western/. […]

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