Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I’m very excited about this project.

Confluence is the collaboration of two Salem State College faculty members: poet J.D. Scrimgeour and composer Philip Swanson. It is the union of music and poetry to create jazz-based pieces against a narrative backdrop.

There’s a performance from their first CD, Ogunquit, on Wednesday, February 24, at the Salem Athenaeum, 7:30 p.m.

This dynamic duo also has a session scheduled during AWP Denver on Thursday, April 8, 10:30 a.m. at the Capitol Ballroom—Hyatt Hotel, Denver.

Visit the site and listen to audio clips from this wonderful collaboration.


chicklegirl said...

So cool! I think the fusion of music and poetry is intoxicating. They each enrich the other. This post made me think of a husband-wife duo who lives here in Ellensburg. I met them recently at a poetry open mic, and they're both poets and musicians. She provided accompaniment to a couple of his poems, and then sang one as a jazz number. ,

susan said...

Oh, I'm on my way to listen to the clip. Thanks.

January said...

I'll post video from last night's performance very soon.


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