Poetry and Music at the Pulitzer for November's Sound Waves

By Ashley Ray
In Culture
Anne Waldman, photo credit Matt Vanentine

Anne Waldman, photo credit Matt Vanentine

This week, on Nov. 14 from 6-9pm, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts is hosting Sound Waves, an event that celebrates art in all of its various forms. A periodical collaboration between the Foundation and KDHX 88.1, it explores the analogous nature of visual art and music, with performances taking place among the artwork on display at the Pulitzer. This Thursday’s edition showcases poetry as well, with Anne Waldman, Mónica de la Torre, and Treasure Shields Redmond reciting original work among Donald Judd’s exhibition, “The Multicolored Works.”

These poets were chosen for their similar styles of language and subject and will perform in a way that seeks to reduce the barrier between the audience and the artist. The poets’ readings will be complemented by the musical stylings of vibraphonist Dustin Sholtes.  These performances respond to over 20 of Judd’s multi-colored objects, in addition to 30 works on paper.

Left Bank Books will be on-site selling books.Urban Chestnut will also be there providing free beer, and who doesn’t love that?

Are you interested in more art and music combined? On Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7:30pm, the Pulitzer welcomes the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to perform in an engagement that considers orchestral sound, the artwork of Donald Judd, and the space of the Tadao Ando building. Tickets for this event are available online.

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