June 19, 2008

Bethany Ides & Emily Kendal Frey

We thought you might like to know about this reading. Make sure to check out Saturday's reading, below this!


with musical guest Arrington de Dionyso (of Old Time Relijun)

Thursday, June 19th, 7:00PM

The Mizpah (aka Funky) Church (located in Ladd's Addition)
2456 SE Tamarack Ave. Portland, OR
Venue website: www.funkychurch.com
Cost: $5 - 12, sliding scale (admission includes free hand-sewn chapbook, wine, beer, and light snacks)

About the readers:

Bethany Ides (née Wright) is a poet, performance-installation artist, teacher & independent curator, currently residing in Portland, Oregon. In 2005, she mounted versions of her solo video/vocal/textual performance piece, "Hark the Harbingers," at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, PS122, and the Zieher-Smith Gallery in NYC, and at Nocturnal Gallery in Portland. From 2002-07, she co-edited FO (A) RM magazine, an interdisciplinary forum for arts & research [see: foarm.artdocuments.org]. In 2006, she co-directed & curated the Gilded Pony Performance Festival in Troy & Valley Falls, NY [see: gildedpony.org]. At present, she is collaborating with composer Micah Silver on a processional tentatively titled "Aleph of the Ingress." Her poetic work has been published widely in journals such as Tarpaulin Sky, Fascicle, The Brooklyn Rail, and Octopus, and her fourth chapbook, "From Whence Undone," is soon forthcoming from Cosa Nostra Editions [see: cosanostra-editions.com]. Ides teaches time-based arts and art theory at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR, and lives happily ever into with Joseph Bradshaw, The Fearless.

Emily Kendal Frey lives in Portland, Oregon. Her work has been published in DIAGRAM, Mudlark, and Octopus, and recent work is forthcoming from Word For/Word, Spinning Jenny, and Knock. Additionally, collaborative work with Sarah Bartlett will appear in Portland Review, Bat City Review, and through horse less press. Poems from Something Should Happen at Night Outside, a collaboration with Zachary Schomburg, will appear in Pilot and Diode.

About the music:

Arrington de Dionyso uses performance as a vehicle for driving through the nameless territories held between surrealist automatism, shamanic seance, and the folk imagery of rock and roll. Arrington performs on the bass clarinet, jaw harps, and his voice with a distinctly multiphonic ability inspired by Tuvan throatsinging and the ecclesiastics of Albert Ayler and Don Van Vliet. Pushing the envelope between musicality and pure energy, between shamanic ecstacy and lunacy, he enwraps rooms with resonant sound. He tours constantly, and has performed and/or recorded with notable improvisers throughout the U.S.A., Canada, Italy, France, Israel and Lithuania. He presents workshops on improvising with the voice in conjunction with his travels around the world.

About UDLE:

The Unwin-Dunraven Literary Ecclesia is a new literary convergence, encompassing a quarterly reading & performance series, finespun publications, special events, and extensive online archives, emerging in flux with our interest in Gnostic narrative, imagined cartographies, oracular utterance, and the alchemy of language.

Website: www.unwin-dunraven.org