Friday, September 4, 2009
ROCKPILE Performance with Burnett Thompson and The New Columbia Orchestra at Busboys and Poets
ROCKPILE is a collaboration between David Meltzer, legendary poet, musician, and essayist, and Michael Rothenberg,poet, songwriter and editor of Big Bridge Press. In the tradition of the troubadour and with the spirit of improvisation and collaboration, the duo will journey through eight U.S. cities and perform poetry, composed on the road, in a spontaneous fusion with local musicians in each city. Washington DC is the 4th stop of the ROCKPILE journey.
When: November 4, 2009 ‐ 9:00 PM
Where: Busboys and Poets 2021 14th St. NW Washington DC (202)387‐9757
Ticket Information: $10 at the door.
ROCKPILE , joins poetry and music and is intended to educate and preserve, as well as create a history of collaboration between musicians and writers. It will help to both introduce and reinforce the tradition of the troubadour, on and off the road, for all generations. The tour will continue to New Orleans, Washington DC, New York, Chicago and St. Louis. Interviews and conversations with the local musicians will take place before the performances and become a part of the “on the road ROCKPILE
journal” as it grows from city to city and evolves with each performance. The ROCKPILE journey will be documented online (http://www.bigbridge.org/rockpile/)with daily performance clips, excerpts from the evolving journal, interviews, video and audio files. The tour will conclude in San Francisco, where poets, songwriters and musicians of the Bay Area and beyond, will gather in the troubadour tradition, to share, through poetry and music, the story of the ROCKPILE journey as a final grand performance.