Posts tagged Kyle Vegter

Kyle Vegter is my friend, a talented Chicago-based musician and multi-media artist, and one of the brilliant minds behind Manual Cinema, the shadow-puppetry troupe that put on all those performances of Fjords last year. He and I are working together on a little project where I overhear someone talking on a bluetooth device and text him some of the snippets from that conversation, and then he has to immediately write those snippets down on whatever paper is available to him and compose something musically, right then and there, using that exact text. We’ll perform these compositions in Chicago at  Constellation on July 19 along with other musicians, yet to be announced, during my poetry book tour with Joshua Marie Wilkinson and Mathias Svalina this summer.

These are four of the texts so far. Also, I took this photo of him. 

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"Because it Comes Right at You Does Not Mean it Comes to Kill You"

written by Kyle Vegter/performed by Chicago Q Ensemble

based on the poem of the same title from Fjords

This is the cd of music written for the shadow play, FJORDS. The music is written by Kyle Vegter of Manual Cinema, and performed by the Chicago Q Ensemble. The cd packaging is designed by Denny Schmickle. If you purchased the hard-cover edition of Fjords, this cd will come along. It’ll also be available at the performance itself, and afterward.

This is the cd of music written for the shadow play, FJORDS. The music is written by Kyle Vegter of Manual Cinema, and performed by the Chicago Q Ensemble. The cd packaging is designed by Denny Schmickle. If you purchased the hard-cover edition of Fjords, this cd will come along. It’ll also be available at the performance itself, and afterward.

Step right up. Step riiiiiiiiiight up.

Step right up. Step riiiiiiiiiight up.

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This is a demo version of the score to “After Taking Out the Garbage for the First Time,” a poem from Fjords, for the live shadow puppetry performances in Chicago this February. This demo is written and performed by Kyle Vegter of Manual Cinema.