Frolic Architecture: concert


Grubbs and Howe return for a performance of their third and most recent release, Frolic Architecture. Frolic drops the listener into a soundworld that germinates wildly from this most multiple and heterogeneous of Howe’s celebrated collage poems. For long stretches, it is impossible to separate Howe’s real-time performance of her fragment-strewn text from Grubbs’s further deformations, scatterings, and layerings. These aberrant vocalizations are placed in a landscape in which individual pitches pulse autonomously within thick chords: gravel and cicadas duet.

This concert was co-sponsored with The Karla Scherer Center, Poem Present and the University of Chicago Department of English, Committee on Creative Writing.