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Zachary Schomburg, Manual Cinema, and the Chicago Q Ensemble — “Poetry on Stage: Fjords”

March 13, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street, Princeton

We’re excited to invite you to come out for a multidisciplinary, multimedia collaborative work by Manual Cinema and the Chicago Q Ensemble, FJORDS , imaginatively presenting the poetry of Zachary Schomburg. Toeing the line between live scored cinema and performance art, FJORDS features shadow puppetry, live silhouette, video, and manipulated slide projection to create haunting visual renderings of Schomburg’s poems. Accompanied by an original score for string quartet, percussion, and electronics by Manual Cinema composer Kyle Vegter, FJORDS morphs the real and the imagined, dream states with the everyday, and the conscious with the subconscious. Each performance features a reading by Zachary Schomburg followed by a presentation of this unique theatrical experience.

Zachary Schomburg is the author of Fjords (2012), Scary, No Scary (2009), and The Man Suit (2007), all published by Black Ocean, and a forthcoming book, The Book of Joshua (McSweeney’s). He co-edits Octopus Books and co-curates the Bad Blood Reading Series in Portland, Or. For more information on the puppeteers and Manual Cinema, visit www.manualcinema.com; and for more information on the Chicago Q Ensemble go to www.chicagoqensemble.com.


March 13, 2012
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm