Lior Navok, composer & D. Nurkse, poet
D. Nurkse – Poetry, narration.
Lior Navok – Improvisation, piano
The Israeli composer Lior Navok and the U.S. poet D. Nurkse have crafted an evening of experimental dialogue between music and poetry. Since meeting at the MacDowell Colony, the artists have recorded and performed collaborations in which music and poetry don’t just illustrate each other, but interact in innovative ways. Navok and Nurkse use improvisation, original texts, and classic texts in several languages. The result is a living conversation, an always-new one to two hour program which has been structured dramatically. Music and Poetry: Face to Face is an accessible meeting of minds, cultures, and disciplines, which leaves audiences with a new sense of the possibilities of the arts.
Recorded at the Patrych Sound Studios, New York, NY