Concrete Poetry Mix
An Interactive Installation
Saturday, September 29, 2018
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
At Commons Studio Culture Days Hub
Fresh Ground, 256 King Street East Kitchener ON N2G 2L1
A PLAY DATE FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES, this interactive installation allows you to create your own concrete poetry mix by recording a poem or a fragment of a poem which will become a sample that can be manipulated in the making of a drawing or re-writing of the poem -a visual and aural mix tape of the original poem. Any poem goes - from nursery rhymes, to the classics, or poems that you have created. We can watch and listen to your concrete poem as it is being created.
CONCRETE, PATTERN, OR SHAPE POETRY is poetry in which the typographical arrangement of words is as important in conveying the intended effect as the conventional elements of the poem, such as meaning of words, rhythm, rhyme, and so on.
MUSIQUE CONCRÈTE (meaning "concrete music") is a genre of electroacoustic music that is made in part from acousmatic sound, or sound without an apparent originating cause. It can feature sounds derived from recordings of musical instruments, the human voice, and the natural environment as well as those created using synthesizers and computer-based digital signal processing.
CONCRETE POETRY MIX has been created by Klaus Engel and Isabella Stefanescu for Words Festival during a week-long visiting artists’ residency at Vibrafusion Lab, London, Ontario.