Last year poet Helen Tookey and I performed together, collaborating on pieces that wove music around her poems. The combinations seemed effective so we decided to record them. We’ve been recording a collection of poems and music this month and the project is due to be released/published by Wounded Wolf Press later this year.
It’s an interesting project for me. I’ve been responding instinctively to Helen’s poems with music, not trying to understand what they mean, and the relationship between the words and the music is very different to the way words and music work together in songs.