Travel Music

I’ve been listening to a pre-release copy of this recording again and again in this, my winter incarnation as the ‘immobile nomad’ (to quote Albert Memmi), and, ladies and gentlemen, this is indeed Travel Music. added 1/10/11: And now the CD is officially out — & I heard a mind-blowing concert last night at Station 269 with Bisio doing a 45-minute solo. Here’s an excerpt: [audio:http://www.pierrejoris.com/blog/audio/BisioSolo.mp3] Get the CD! … Read more Travel Music

He Gone? No, He Back!

Didn’t know what was wrong with New York this last month, but it felt uncanny, unheimlich, no one saying savvy rude things to you or the guy next to you, no one slapping you on the back calling you names or complaining about this or that as you enter Katz’s, no one offering unasked for wise-crack put downs with that unmistakable faint Brooklynese (rhymes with pekinese) people here speak … Read more He Gone? No, He Back!

Debussy, the Moon, Lacy

Well, quiet day at home, after coming in late last night after an excellent MET presentation of  Debussy’s Péléas and Mélisande, and staying up a few more hours to catch the incredible full eclipse of the moon. Today unwrapped our end-of-year gift to ourselves, a record player that should allow us to digitalize old vinyls, and spent much time doing just that, starting with some of Nicole’s favorite Bill … Read more Debussy, the Moon, Lacy

Trialogues @ Local 269

Monday August 23rd 8PM TRIALOGUES Nicole Peyrafitte / Pierre Joris / Michael Bisio (bass) THE LOCAL 269 269 E Houston Street NYC Trialogues are improvised collaborative exchanges inside a set time limit between 3 protagonists unconditionallydedicated to their chosen mode of expression: Joris to his nomadic poetry in its wandering, rhizomatic explorations; Peyrafitte to her nourishing, sensual, campy and scintillating multi-layered vocal range & texts ; Bisio to the … Read more Trialogues @ Local 269

Saturday Night Pleasures: Crothers & Bisio

It may have been hotter than hell at The Stone tonight, but after 5 minutes you knew that even if it was a July scorcher in NYC, the real heat was coming from the two musicians who were cookin’ onstage: Connie Crothers (piano) & Michael Bisio (double bass). A fifty minute set without interruptions, pure playing, pure impro-travelogue, exhilarating for the listener, but, or so it seemed to me, … Read more Saturday Night Pleasures: Crothers & Bisio

Forthcoming Events

Sunday June 27th Metropolitan Museum 1:00PM “Picasso, Pablo Ruiz: Spanish Poet Who Dabbled in Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture”” A conference & reading by Pierre Joris, co-editor and translator of Pablo Picasso’s poetry: The Burial Of The Count Of Orgaz & Other Poems Nicole Peyrafitte will read  the French & Spanish versions of Picasso’s texts. * * * Tuesday June 29th TRIALOGUES @  The Vision Festival XV Abrons Arts Center … Read more Forthcoming Events

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

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