This tri-lingualpiece was written with words from three sources. Most come via Maria Blanca (1765-1849), the last aurostaira or professional mourner — a soothsayer, in fact, & even more so a “truth-sayer.” Maria Blanca was from the Vallée d’Aspa in the French Pyrenees. The other words come via Marcabrun (1130-1150), one of the earliest troubadours & finally some are my own.
Heads up! The full schedule of upcoming events will come up in a few weeks but save the dates for:
Nicole Peyrafitte & Sunnylynn Thibodeaux at The Poetry Project —Wednesday February 25th 8PM —Michael Bisio will be also part of my reading/performance .
& back by popular demand: the Cabaret Hérétique w/ Adrian Cohen on piano on Sunday March 8 8:30PM at Bowery Arts & Science
Featuring: Adam Fitzgerald, Adeena Karasick, Alan Felsenthal, Alan Gilbert, Alan Licht, Alex Cuff, Ali Power, Alli Warren, Andrew Durbin, Anne Tardos, Anne Waldman w/ Fast Speaking Music, Anselm Berrigan, Ariel Goldberg, Arlo Quint, Avram Fefer, Beth Gill, Bill Kushner, Billy Cancel, Bob Rosenthal, Brandon Brown, Brendan Lorber, Bruce Andrews & Sally Silvers, CAConrad, Callers, Charity Coleman, Charles Bernstein, Christine Kelly, Cliff Fyman, Cori Kresge, Dan Owen, Danniel Schoonebeek, David Berrigan, David Henderson, David Vogen, Dia Felix, Diana Rickard, Don Yorty, Dorothy Friedman August, Dorthea Lasky, Douglas Rothchild, E. Tracy Grinnell, Ed Friedman, Edgar Oliver, Edmund Berrigan, Eileen Myles, Elinor Nauen, Elizabeth Willis, Erica Hunt & Marty Ehrlich, erica kaufman & Matt Longabucco & Nicole Eisenman, Ernie Brooks, Peter Zummo & Bill Ruyle with Walter Baker & Billy Fica, Evan Kennedy, Farnoosh Fathi, Filip Marinovich, Foamola, Georgia Faust, Gina Myers, Grey Vild, Ian Spencer Bell, Iris Cushing, Jackie Wang, Janet Hamill & Lost Ceilings, Jason Hwang, JD Samson, Jennifer Bartlett, Jess Fiorini, Jim Behrle, Joanna Koetze, Joel Lewis, John Coletti, John Giorno, John Kruth, John Priest, John S. Hall, Jonas Mekas, Joseph Keckler, Justin Vivian Bond, Karen Weiser, Karinne Keithley Syers, Katy Bohinc, Katy Lederer, Kiely Sweatt, Kim Rosenfield, Kristin Prevallet, Laura Henriksen, Lee Ann Brown, Lenny Kaye, luciana achugar, Marcella Durand, Maria Acconci, Mariana Ruiz Firmat, Martha King, Maryam Parhizkar, Matthew Shipp, Mel Elberg, Mike DeCapite, Miriam Atkin, Mónica de la Torre, Morgan Parker, Morgan Vo, Murat Nemet-Nejat, Nat Otting, Nick Hallett, Nicole Peyrafitte, Nicole Wallace, Niv Acosta, Norman MacAfee, Patricia Spears Jones, Penny Arcade, Peter Bogart Johnson, Philip Glass, Pierre Joris, R. Erica Doyle, Rachel Levitksy, Rachel Tractenburg, Ray Brown, Rob Fitterman, Samita Sinha, Sara Jane Stoner, Simon Pettet, Simone White, Siobhan Burke, Steve Dalachinsky, Steve Earle, Steven Taylor, Susan Bee, Tammy Faye Starlite with Steve Earle, Ted Dodson, Thom Donovan, Thomas Sayer Ellis & James Brandon Lewis, Todd Colby, Tom Savage, Tommy Pico, Tony Towle, Tonya Foster, Tracey McTague, Ursula Eagly, Vito Acconci, Will Edmiston, Xena Semjonova, Yoshiko Chuma, Yuko Otomo, Yvonne Meier and others TBA.
The Poetry Project is extremely grateful for the support and generosity of the following donors – who contributed food, beverages, books, and tons of terrific raffle prizes to this year’s Marathon!:
Food: Bob Rosenthal & Don Yorty, Nicole Peyrafitte, Gillian McCain, Tonya Foster, Porto Rico Coffee, S’MAC, Two Boots, Veselka and Grandaisy.
Books: Belladonna*, BlazeVox, BookThug, Brooklyn Arts, Burning Deck, City Lights, Coconut, Coffee House Press, Compline Editions, Cuneiform, Edge, Fewer & Further Press, Granary Books, Hanging Loose Press, Least Weasel, Pressed Wafer, Straw Gate, Susan Mills Artist Books, Tender Buttons, Ugly Duckling Presse, United Artists, Wave, and Wonder.
Raffle Prizes: Anthology Film Archive, BAM, Brooklyn Brainery, Danspace, JACK, Spectacle, Strand Books Store, and Unnameable Books.
The New Year’s Day Marathon is the Project’s central fundraiser and provides income to support what we do best – serve as a public venue for the substantial presentation of innovative writing! For more information on the event see the Marathon section our website, complete with a section called “HOW THE MARATHON IS ORGANIZED.”
In the tradition of Cabaret Voltaire, Nicole Peyrafitte’s presents : CABARET HERETIQUE Sunday November 16 2014 6PM BOWERY POETRY CLUB
a voco-musico-poetico-comestible performance focused on
100 years of chansons poetry & food!
This is the premiere of a seventy-five minute show where Edith Piaf can rendez-vous with Henri Michaux & Fréhel with Tristan Tzara. Musical director & pianist Adrian Cohen weaves his distinctive touch on piano & synthesizer throughout Nicole’s hairetikós selections. Vintage videos, original works, special guests & complementary delicious sampling of food are on the menu.
Nicole Peyrafitte: Born in the French Pyrenees. Her texts, voice-work, paintings, videos, & cooking are showcased in a range of multi-lingual & multi-faceted performances, recordings & publications. Her work is informed & characterized by an artistic quest between two continents & four languages. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, poet Pierre Joris. More info: http://www.nicolepeyrafitte.com/
Adrian Cohen, born in Niagara Falls NY, graduated from the Berklee School of Music in Boston. He opened for artists such as Terence Blanchard, Larry Coryell & K.D.Lang & recently performed with the Charles Neville Quartet at Blue Note in New York. He lives in Brooklyn, NY where he runs a thriving teaching studio. http://www.carrollgardenspiano.com/
With guest readers: Bob Holman, Sophie Malleret, Nada Gordon, Douglas Rothschild, Pierre Joris, Noel Urayoan
International performance artists SERGE PEY & CHIARA MULAS in NYC Events curated by Nicole Peyrafitte & Pierre Joris
Two performances only
Thursday October 16th 7:00 PM (sharp)
at Emily Harvey Gallery facebook event Performance 537 Broadway #2, New York, NY 10012
Sunday October 19th 3PM
atRSVP #3 Salon Series facebook event Interview & Reading Home of Pierre Joris &Nicole Peyrafitte
(Must RSVP – limited space on first come first serve basis- details provided w/ RSVP )
Chiara Mulas: born 1972 in Gavoi, Sardinia. A graduate of Bologna’s Academy of Fine Arts, she lives and works between France and Sardinia. In her multi-media work, Mulas uses a range of approaches: tableaux vivants, videos, photography, and live actions that create distinctive bonds between areas of, among others, social protest and ancestral myths. At the crossroads of cinéma vérité & fiction, the oneiric dimensions of Mulas’ work relate to societal tragedies. Her workhas been shown & performed across three continents (Quebec, China, Japan, United States, Lebanon, Morocco, Serbia, Israel, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, France).
Serge Peywas born in Toulouse in 1950. A nomadic traveler & performance artist, he is also the author of some 40 books & has founded & directed several publishing ventures, such as TRIBU which published among others, Allen Ginsberg, Ernesto Cardinal, Pham Cong Thien, Bernat Manciet & Rafaêl Alberti. He currently directs the CIAM at the University of Toulouse-Mirail were he also teaches Poesie Action. Pey crosses the traditional boundaries between art, shamanism & theoretical thinking in his combining sound poetry, scansions, sticks & other material instruments, installations, happenings & agitprop. His is a truly ethnopoetic practice, to use the term coined by Jerome Rothenberg, a poet Pey is close to. His unique articulation of writing & sound explores the phenomena of ritual language in the oral practice of the poem. He has lived & travelled extensively in the Americas absorbing its culture & history, in a truly Artaudian quest for a visionary art.
On the occasion of the Opening of the Artist Studios of the City of Marseille, I invite you cordially to come to see the second edition of the collective exhibition “SUN OF A BEACH” that will present, this year, 27 artists of diverse geographical, cultural and formal horizons.
It will take place from 26 till 28 September from 3 pm till 9 p, then from September 29th till October 10th
by appointment by calling 00(33) (0)6 62 85 73 98.
9 rue du Poirier – GF right – 13002 Marseille
& you might go to one of these:
Frankfurt Book Fair, 4.1 L37, 8-12 October 2014
Frauenfeld Buch- und Druckkunst Messe, Switzerland 7-11 Nov 2014
Berlin, 21-23 Nov 2014
– 9.5 x 14 cm limited edition book. - 56 pages - inkjet printed and hand bound in Achill Island, Ireland. - 75 numbered copies. - September 2014 - 28 euro / 23 GBP / 35 $US
Hooray! we are delighted to announce that our translation of Bernat Manciet’s Òda au James Dean is out!
Pierre Joris & I worked directly from the Gascon. Thank you’s to Sèrji Javaloyes, Estelle Comelas, Alem Surre-Garcia & Domenja Lekuona for their precious assistance. We are off tomorrow to France & a post will follow with our itinerary since we will have several performances in the occitan country with our NY’OC Trobadors friends.
Meanwhile get the book here, & thank you Guy Bennett at Mindmade books for the opportunity to publish this incredible European writer. More to come from the voices of this part of world soon since Pierre and I are working at an anthology of Occitan literature. Meanwhile: