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Sunday, July 28, 2019 | 8-11pm
Mutual Irradiation: Olchar Lindsann, Jack Wright, Jasper Avery, Loraine Wible and Slack
Free Pre-Show Lecture + Workshop by Olchar Lindsann at 6:30pm

Mutual Irradiation: Olchar Lindsann, Jack Wright, Jasper Avery, Loraine Wible and Slack

Sunday, July 28, 2019 | 8-11pm | Suggested Donation
Free Pre-Show Lecture + Workshop by Olchar Lindsann at 6:30pm

Mutual Irradiation presents an evening of sound poetry, free improvisation and pataphysical film with Olchar Lindsann, Jack Wright, Loraine Wible and more.

At 6:30pm, before the show, Olchar Lindsann will give a talk/ workshop entitled “Your Throat is a Noise Machine:Wordless Poetry in History & Practice”

Our vocal system – mouth, throat, tongue, lungs, and diaphragm – is one of the most versatile sound-making instruments in the universe, yet in our daily speech we use only around 1% of our potential noises; traditional singing uses only 2 or 3%. In this presentation, we will look at a brief survey of the history of Sound Poetry and Noise Poetry from 1830 to today, and look at how the relationships between sound, cognition, and muscle-memory provide techniques for designing, combining, and remembering new vocal textures. By the end, you will have taken the first steps toward a massively obscure and almost totally useless skill. Impress and annoy your friends at the very same time!

Olchar Lindsann would be called a sound poet, but that’s just a cover for creative howling –“vocal contortions & frothing at the mouth.” Trigger warning for slobbering, but draws the line at spitting. Yes he does write, but he will only be scribbling on this tour behind the scenes. He’s been called “A rootless cosmopolitan and cultural radical who finds scraps of solace and inspiration down by the Roanoke River”–a wanderer from the Midwest, then the UK, and back to New Jersey, but now firmly rooted in Roanoke, where he lives a relatively normal life, like the rest of us (ahem, speak for yourself…)

Jack Wright responds to the word “musician” and “saxophonist” (among others), and he too is mild-mannered in most social situations, doesn’t kill most animals, and obeys most road signs. He improvises, sometimes astutely, sometimes foolishly, but never with the intent to make “music.” Whatever it is, he makes more sounds on the saxophone than you are likely to have heard.

Jasper Avery is an artist and writer living in occupied lenape territory. her debut full length collection, number one earth, was selected as the winner of the 2017 Metatron Prize for Rising Authors. Her poems have also appeared in hot dog mag, fields magazine, and The Puritan.

About Mutual Irradiation

Mutual Irradiation is an interdisciplinary performance and lecture series initiated by Jim Strong. Referencing a Quaker devotional text, Mutual Irradiation refers to as an inner radiance which can be mutually drawn between the listener and the one being listened to, in the pull of deep conversation and sharing. A category of listening which in a social and reciprocal context behaves like the connecting of a circuit, beginning a transmission of radiance, intimacy, ideas, blueprints…

Please note that Vox Populi is located on the third floor of a historic warehouse building at 319 N. 11th Street and that there are five steps leading from the street-level to the first-floor landing where the passenger elevator picks-up/drops-off. The entry into/out of the elevator is 29-inches wide, so may not accommodate all wheelchairs or motorized chairs. Any individual requiring a ramp to navigate this entryway is encouraged to get in touch with Vox Populi ahead of time to coordinate ramp-access and discuss accessibility details. Our ramps may not be suitable for all wheelchairs or motorized chairs, so we strongly encourage anyone requiring a ramp to be in touch at: or 215.238.1236

Mutual Irradiation: Olchar Lindsann, Jack Wright, Jasper Avery, Loraine Wible and Slack
July 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
July 28, 2019 @ 11:00 pm