Wordfringe 2009Programme StrandsEvent Calendar




1st–31st May 2009

Week 2

Fiction Workshop

Speak Volumes


Coming Home

Workshop: Coming Home

And Loud Flows the Dee

Laura Hird and Esther Woolfson

Week 3

Double Launch


Drama Workshop

Word 09

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Speak Volumes

CD launch of pop, sonic art, and spoken word, with Miriama Young and Catherine Bowman


Saturday 9 May 2009
3pm – 4pm

Review by
Fiona Hope

Woodend Barn, Banchory [Map]

Admission free
No booking required

Part of the Woodend Barn Weekend
Part of New Words / New Sounds

This concert marks the CD release of Scotland-based composer and singer-songwriter Miriama Young. The concert will feature performances and sound-text realizations with visiting poet Catherine Bowman (USA).

Miriama's music breaks down traditional boundaries that typically separate genre and discipline — her work moves freely between art music and pop music, spoken word, and sonic art.

During the Woodend Barn Weekend, an installation by Miriama Young will be located in the Lang Byre at Woodend Barn. See Exhibitions and Installations for further details.

Miriama Young

Miriama Young writes music and prose, her work moving freely between media and genre. She collaborates across disciplines with works for radio, spoken poetry projects, pop music, and interactive electro-acoustic music for dance. Miriama grew up in Wellington, New Zealand, and studied music at Victoria University of Wellington. She completed her Ph.D. in Music Composition from Princeton University in 2007, and is currently based in Aberdeen as a Lecturer in Music at the University of Aberdeen.

See www.miriamayoung.com for more.

Catherine Bowman

Catherine Bowman was born in El Paso, Texas. She is the author of the poetry collections The Plath Cabinet, Notarikon, Rock Farm and 1-800-HOT-RIBS, winner of the Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize and the Kate Frost Tufts Prize. She is the editor of Word of Mouth: Poems Featured on NPR's All Things Considered. Her poems have been published in many literary journals and magazines, and have been selected for six editions of Best American Poetry anthology. She is the Ruth Lilly Professor of Poetry at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

Promoted by

University of Aberdeen

Supported by

Indiana University, USA
Creative New Zealand
Lilburn Trust
Woodend Barn, Banchory

Creative NZ Sound


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