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“A multidisciplinary feat of beauty from the heart of Montreal’s poetry scene”

By Harriet Staff

Disappear – from the CD To Call Out in the Night by Pharmakon MTL from Ian Ferrier on Vimeo.

Art Threat talks with Montreal poet Ian Ferrier about his live improvisation with the band Pharmakon MTL and its use in the video above as part of the media artist pk langshaw’s d_verse project. Adding up the collaborators, that’s one poet, three musicians, one producer, two videographers, an artist and two dancers wearing sensors to trigger the movement of the type projected over their performance– plus a handful of others –all in the service of the text.

An incredible mix of spoken-word performance poetry and contemporary dance, Disappear is a multidisciplinary feat of beauty from the heart of Montreal’s poetry scene.

“All the music is improvised and the lyrics are mixes on a previous poem,” explains Ferrier over coffee at his Plateau apartment. “The piece is about how life is completely non-permanent: we decide and believe that we exist, we have lives, friends and rules in society, but people can be here one day and gone the next.”

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Posted in Poetry News on Friday, February 25th, 2011 by Harriet Staff.