As a part of Festival EnCounterpoints 2019's unique program of contemporary music and performance, we invite you for a night of poetry, featuring guest artists Demi Anter, Alexander Norton, Luke Swenson and Louisa Griffith-Jones. The hour-long program at Musikstudio Ohrpheo will be followed by an open mic for musicians and writers.
Entrance is free and donations will be collected for the artists.
20:00 - 21:00: Poetry Program
21:00 - 21:15: Break
21:15 - 23:00: Open Mic
Drinks available for purchase.
Performers interested in the open mic may sign up starting at 21:00 and are allotted 2 songs/6 minutes each.
Please bring your instruments (piano and amp are on the premises).
DEMI ANTER is an Austrian-American performer from the California desert. Her work has appeared in numerous journals across the U.S., U.K. and Europe. As a spoken word artist, she has graced the stage with Beau Sia, Anis Mojgani, Sarah Kay and Erin Fornoff. She was a featured poet on Belfast's Poetry Jukebox, a winner of the Wicked Slam (Berlin) and Cúirt Festival Spoken Word Platform (Galway), and will perform at Electric Picnic Festival and Edinburgh Fringe this year.
ALEXANDER NORTON plays with notions of human behavior as a social experimentation. Filtering through her notions of being transgender she explores the many roles of men with her written and spoken words. Playing with what’s comfortable and what’s uncomfortable her sole intention is to make others laugh, but above all feel with the hope of thinking.
As a performer, LUKE SWENSON draws from experience in both poetry and theater. He is currently on the board of the Deseret Experimental Opera Company and a contributing member of the Replica Institute for Creative Anticipation and Performing Arts. His writings have been published in both English and German by the FU Review (Issue 6 forthcoming), Riddled with Arrows (The Spotlight Issue), Lost Sparrow Press (Porcupine), et al. His inspiration is the space just outside language, and his solo performances seek to lead you there by codeswitching, grunting, coughing, eating, sneezing, moaning, flossing, Pilates and much, much more.
LOUISA GRIFFITH-JONES is a poet with a background in improv and stand-up comedy. Now, having discovered that her name rhymes with lemon-squeezer and fridge-freezer – she is obsessed with sound and lyricism. Rhyme and rhythm play an important part in how she explores purpose. Her work is about listening. Listening to herself. Listening to others. Listening to the world.