Nicole Peyrafitte’s “Bi-Valve”….

…is out! (Available via SPD here.) Writes her publisher: Enter vulvic space through Pyrenean caves & sacred stones, feel the wind & smell the shells of the Verrazano Narows. Bi-Valve is a tri-lingual sonic unfolding of Nicole Peyrafitte’s paintings, poems and vocals. Accompanied by jazz virtuoso Michael Bisio, Peyrafitte enters a geo-psychic knowledge that pulses with materiality. “…I am a resistant / multilingual migratory bi-valve/ with eyes   lens   retina.” … Read more Nicole Peyrafitte’s “Bi-Valve”….

Hagar & The Angel

On 23 May 2013, Madeleine Campbell & Nicole Peyrafitte performed Mohammed Dib‘s poem Aube in the context of the installation Hagar and the Angel by sonic artist Bethan Parkes and visual artist Birthe Jorgensen. Video by PJ. The installation & this performance are creative responses to The Hunterian art gallery’s exhibition of the oil painting by John Runciman entitled Hagar and the Angel. The Hunterian’s description of the show is here.

Little Sparta Reading

Pierre Joris — Nicole Peyrafitte — Ken Cockburn — Lila Matsumoto Poetry reading at Little Sparta – the garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay [in the temple of Bauchis & Philemon if wet]  The ticket price includes: return transport (if applicable, depending on ticket type selected) from  University Avenue (at John McIntyre building), Glasgow or  adjacent to Bristow Square (outside the Student Centre), Edinburgh; admission to the garden (with your choice … Read more Little Sparta Reading

UK Tour in Progress

We’re in London to start a UK reading tour tomorrow at Birbeck College. Went to see the excellent prehistoric show at the British Museum this morning — more on that in a later post. I posted the details on tomorrow’s reading a few days back, but here, the complete program for the next 2 weeks. Should you be anywhere near one of the venues, do come in! UK TRIP MAY 2013  BANGOR-WALES Friday, … Read more UK Tour in Progress

Birbeck College Reading

Birkbeck Contemporary Poetics Research Centre welcomes Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte A presentation: Poems for the Millennium: Volume Four The University of California Book of North African Literature Followed by Domopoetics  Personal & Shared Artistic Practices A Multimedia performance that meanders dialogically between Pierre Joris’ poems, translations & thinking, & Nicole Peyrafitte’s drawings & videos, voice- & textual work. Tuesday 14 May, from 7pm Room 253 Birkbeck Main Building, Torrington … Read more Birbeck College Reading

Review of “Mirage” on Resolve40

Check out this review of Nicole Peyrafitte & Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s film Basil King: Mirage. Basil King: Mirage by patrick brennan photo courtesy of the filmmakers   Among context invoking in-betweens such as essays, interviews, reviews and descriptions, it’s not that often that an artist can be so influentially positioned to shape these as in Nicole Peyrafitte’s and Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s deft 23 minute short film, Basil King: Mirage, which ably affords … Read more Review of “Mirage” on Resolve40

Percolating News from Nicole Peyrafitte

Nicole Peyrafitte has been busy 1) preparing for a performance and 2) preparing amazing food. Check it out:  Coming up on her Calendar: Saturday February 9 2PM  Artaud in the Black Lodge (A work in progress) An opera by David T. Little, libretto Anne Waldman Performeuse in libretto reading Culturemart 2013 HERE Arts Center 145 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10013 * * * and here, an … Read more Percolating News from Nicole Peyrafitte

Winter Rose

At the end of our morning walk along the Narrows, we stopped in the NBG (Narrows Botanical Garden) in front of our place, and Nicole took some photos of the single rose left. I immediately thought of  the opening poem in Hermetic Definitions, a title the initials of which name its author: HD.   Why did you come to trouble my decline? I am old ( I was old till … Read more Winter Rose

The Firehouse Gig

Here are some stills of Nicole Peyrafitte’s gig this past Saturday at the Firehouse in Brooklyn. After an excellent first set by the two superb double bass players Michael Bisio and Ken Filinao, Nicole joined the duo &  they played a breathtaking second set, which also featured appearances by Firehouse artistic director Sandra Sprecher on piano & la Grande Dame of the piano, Connie Crothers. I shot some amateurish videos which … Read more The Firehouse Gig