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Plastic Language

London, 25.01.23

Will René presents Plastic Language, a show exploring spoken word across recorded media, spanning dub, jazz, ASMR, sound poetry & much more. The selections are informed by - but not limited to - the collection of poetry LPs at Southbank Centre's National Poetry Library, where Will works as a librarian.

Image: a needlepoint cushion by Clem McCulloch based on 'found sound' by Chris McCabe.

Tracklist

  • Nikki Giovanni
    Just A N.Y. Poem
  • Anton Bruhin
    Poem 1
  • Roger Robinson 
    Walk With Me
  • Pete La Roca 
    Bliss
  • Jen Calleja
    Dust Sucker (Extract)
  • Tindersticks 
    Ballad Of Tindersticks
  • Lily Greenham 
    Movimiento
  • Norberto Lobo 
    Anecóica
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto Feat David Sylvian
    Life, Life
  • Yellow Magic Orchestra 
    Mad Pierrot
  • John Ashbery
    The Lament Upon The Waters
  • Ishmael Reed
    Elegy For Lucille Clifton
  • Emeka Ogboh 
    Verbal Drift
  • [something's happening] 
    Invariably
  • Chat Pile 
    Why