Extract of Last Night's Gig with Peyrafitte & Bisio

Wanted to upload some extracts from the video I shot (poorly, iPhone isn’t the Red camera) of Ed Sanders’ closing event at the Worcester Olson conference on Saturday. But I need to spend some more time editing the video, so it won’t be up for a couple days yet. Meanwhile, here is an audio-file (I’m a bit faster at editing them thar things) of a part of last night’s … Read more Extract of Last Night's Gig with Peyrafitte & Bisio

Peyrafitte, Joris & Bisio @ Local269

Monday March 29th 8PM Nicole Peyrafitte, Pierre Joris & Michael Bisio (bass) THE LOCAL 269 269 E Houston Street NYC check out the full line up and details as the NY Times put it: “EVOLVING VOICE/EVOLVING MUSIC (Monday) The headliner on this edition of the experimental music series, appearing at 10 p.m., is Bizingas, a quartet with Kirk Knuffke on trumpet, Brian Drye on trombone, Jonathan Goldberger on guitar … Read more Peyrafitte, Joris & Bisio @ Local269

The Musketeers Are Coming!

D’Artagnan 25th Anniversary Art Exhibition You are cordially invited to a reception with the Gascon artists Michel Calvet Nicole Peyrafitte Jean-Pierre Rives TUESDAY FEBRUARY 23 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at THE WORLD BAR (reception) & DAG HAMMARSKÖLD PLAZA Complementary appetizers by d’Artagnan & Cash bar MICHEL CALVET & NICOLE PEYRAFITTE PAINTINGS AT: WORLD BAR AT THE TRUMP WORLD TOWER NEW YORK CITY’S PREMIER INTERNATIONAL COCKTAIL LOUNGE 845 United … Read more The Musketeers Are Coming!

Joris & Peyrafitte Reading

Adishatz or Hello! Sunday January 17th @ 4 p.m. Bowery Poetry Club “Event # 85785“ George Wallace presents: Pierre Joris,   Nicole Peyrafitte & Allan Goldschmidt 4PM $6 308 Bowery (between Houston & Bleecker ), New York, NY Admission: $6 Info: 212-614-0505 If you can’t come you can always keep up with what we do and visit: Nicole’s Blog or NP’s Website:

Winter, Sebald, Norwich, Poetry Marathon, Soju, & more

A quiet evening spent looking out at the wintery landscape here in Brooklyn while spending time online, nomadically moving from one site to another, finally reading Le Monde’s political pages, then its book section keeping Pierre Assouline’s blog La république des livres for last, which in turn led me to a strange and marvelous blog the last post of which opened with the Avercamp winter landscape reproduced above. The … Read more Winter, Sebald, Norwich, Poetry Marathon, Soju, & more

Angoulême Conference: L'art, l'éducation et le politique

We (Nicole, Miles & I) will be in France for the coming week, essentially in Angoulême for a conference organized by IUFM Poitou-Charentes & the Université de Poitiers (see below for our contributions): L’art, l’éducation et le politique 25, 26, 27novembre 2009 Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image, Lycée de l’image et du son Conservatoire Gabriel Fauré Musée des Beaux-arts Théâtre d’Angoulême * * * Jeudi … Read more Angoulême Conference: L'art, l'éducation et le politique

BLAGO BUNG 4

Blago Bung / is an exploratory device / Blago Bung / blurs all disciplines / Blago Bung / is a trans-generational mix / Blago Bung / is speed /Blago Bung / shines performance action sound poetry video with Beatriz Albuquerque Michel Bulteau Jacques Halbert Per Hüttner M.K. Patrice Lerochereuil Larry Litt Jeffrey Perkins Nicole Peyrafitte Ivan Alechine Taketo Shimada Joao Simoes Nicola Sornaga Valentine Verhaeghe Curated by Michel Collet … Read more BLAGO BUNG 4

Sax, Soup, Poetry & Voice

Just released by the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY:  Sax, Soup, Poetry & Voice Nicole Peyrafitte (voice & soup), Pierre Joris (poetry), Joe Giardullo (saxophone) the DVD of the performance/concert given in November 2007. It is available through Ta’wil Productions for $5 (i.e. handling & shipping costs)! Below, my poem-recipe for cooking hare, or rabbit, as the case may be, & Nicole’s recipe for the one she … Read more Sax, Soup, Poetry & Voice

Vaudeville Mongrels & Piaf's Accordéoniste

Back in Albany for the great bookpacking push after a blitztrip to New York to catch Nicole & a whole slew of superb vaudevillians at “Brooklyn’s newest, queerest variety show, starring hot divas, sideshow freaks and musical sundries!” organized by Julian of Nowherr a.k.a. Julian Brolaski in Freddy’s backroom. But have to pack, so go and check out the following sites for details of that amazing evening: Mongrel Vaudeville, … Read more Vaudeville Mongrels & Piaf's Accordéoniste

Moving & Music

Packing the books, what’s the first thing to do? To set aside my copy of Walter Benjamin’s Denkbilder so as to be able to reread “Ich packe meine Bibliothek aus (I unpack my library)” during the necessary breaks between boxes. Might as well keep out Jean-Luc Nancy’s On the Commerce of Thinking: Of Books & Bookstores (translated by David Wills), just out from Fordham University Press, as I’ve been … Read more Moving & Music