Koenig and Wise will begin playing at 6:30 in the large basement hall at Landon Library in Wortley Village (167 Wortley Rd.), as well as during the intermission.
Note: This event is on April 24 at Landon Library, NOT on the first Wednesday of the month at the Mykonos Restaurant, which is our usual time and venue, and to which we will return in May.
For those who have not heard them before, either at our inaugural event or at our March 6th one, the Koenig-Wise duo produces an incredible combination of sounds. 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 touches the bow to her strings and, from the depths of the cello, draws up into that lightness the most exquisitely melancholy vibrations.
Many of their pieces are compositions by Bernie Koenig, who has long taught music and philosophy at Fanshawe and is the author of two books of philosophy, one on the philosophy of art. Emma Wise is a graduate student in sociology at Western and a teaching assistant. She has studied cello formally.
Listen to Koenig's composition 'Melancholy'. This version, however, doesn't include Emma Wise's cello.
On April 24th, Koenig and Wise will be followed by readings by Canadian legend Frank Davey, now living in Strathroy, and a relatively new poet on the London scene, Tom Cull from Poetry London.
OPEN MIC: If we have time after Tom Cull's reading, we will have a few readings at our traditional open mic. As usual, they will be five minutes maximum, and will be randomly chosen. They will end at 8:45. Put your name in the Ballot Bowl as you enter if you would like a chance to read.
RAFFLE PRIZES: Donate for a raffle ticket. Three prizes include books by the best Canadian poets donated by Brick Books and the two top prizes include one by Frank Davey, as well as a frameable 'broadsheet' by Frank Davey. Donations are our only source of income to offset expenses. They are much appreciated.
WHERE: The event will be held in the Landon Library in Wortley Village (167 Wortley Rd.), in the large basement hall where Poetry London holds its readings. (We return to the Mykonos Restaurant in May, on our usual first Wednesday.)
WHEN: 6:30 to 9:00 pm on Wed. April 24th, 2013.
Afterwards, many of us retire to the Roadhouse Pub across the street to wet our whistles.