At our launch last October, we were excited to have Bernie Koenig and Emma Wise play vibrophones and cello before the poets took over the microphone. That incredible mixture of sounds will be back Feb. 6th at our 5th event at the Mykonos Restaurant.
Imagine: Bernie hovers over his vibraphone with a yarn-covered mallet in each hand, sometimes two. They bounce off the metal bars producing bright, room-filling notes that vibrate, slowly dissipate and tremble out into each other. Sitting in a chair to one side, Emma Wise touches the bow to her strings and draws up into that lightness from the depths of the cello the most exquisitely melancholy vibrations.
Koenig and Wise will be playing from 6:30 to 7:00, followed by featured poet D’vorah Elias and an hour and a half of open mic.
Bernie Koenig has long taught philosophy and music at Fanshawe and is the author of two books of philosophy, one on the philosophy of art. Emma Wise is a part-time professor of psychology at Fanshawe and has studied cello formally.
Both will again be features as part of a musical trio including Dennis Siren at our special National Poetry Month event on April 24th at the Landon Library in Wortley Village. That event will feature some of London's best poets: Canadian legend Frank Davey, our next Poet Laureate (as yet unnamed), our inaugural Poet Laureate, Penn Kemp, and a new poet on the London scene, Tom Cull.
Mykonos Restaurant terrace, 572 Adelaide St. N., London. Admission is by donation. Overflow parking available across the side street and in the large lot one block north, in front of Trad’s Furniture.
The terrace is enclosed and well-heated from above, but in cold weather there can be cool air at floor level so WEAR WARM FOOTWEAR.