- Performer:Ambrose Bye / Akilah Oliver / Anne Waldman
- Title:Matching Half
- Date of release:February 17, 2009
- Size FLAC version1116 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1132 megabytes
- Size WMA version1464 megabytes
- Formats:AHX MMF MPC AU XM AA
Akilah Oliver: listen and download Akilah Oliver - Strangeness of Living, Akilah Oliver - My Ongoing Query & more. Anne Waldman, Akilah Oliver, Ambrose Bye - Matching Half, 2008. Strangeness of Living 07:45. My Ongoing Query 04:47. All songs from Matching Half.
Anne Waldman, Akilah Oliver, Ambrose Bye - Matching Half, 2008. Manatee/Humanity 05:49. Ready to March (Onward) 02:54. Hr Hegnauer, Anne Waldman & Jillian Kukavetz - Ode to Half Our Stuff 03:03. Anne Waldman & Brendan Haskins - Holy 21st Century 04:13. Edwin Torres & Anne Waldman - To Burn or Not to Burn 01:45. All songs from Harry's House. Ken Waldman - Burnt Down House, 2001.
Kristin Prevallet Kevin Killian Edwin Torres & Alan Andre Lewis Warsh Amiri Baraka & Ambrose Bye Bob Holman Hr Hegnauer, Anne Waldman & Jillian Kukavetz Native Flutin Joshmic Perry & the Pumpers Sixteen Cylinder Slegna-Kra 3MF Music My Pet Roc Chen Gerry Asmus Nick Tancraitor Gareth Davies-Jones War Jacket Jim Dee Mighty Mashed Potatoes Libertie The No Good Kids Mathew Sydney Le Tito Jeremiah.
Anne Waldman is widely known as a beat poet. The author of more than 40 collections of poetry, she is associated with the Jack Kerouac School at the Naropa Institute and the New York School. Akilah Oliver passed away in 2011. She has four major books of poetry and was also associated with Naropa and the New York School. Anne's son Ambrose Bye accompanies the two poets with ambient music.
Ambrose Bye. Anne Waldman (born April 2, 1945) is an American poet. Matching Half (music by Ambrose Bye) with Akilah Oliver, 2007. The Eye of The Falcon (music by Ambrose Bye) 2006. In the Room of Never Grieve (music by Ambrose Bye).
On a new CD, Matching Half, you can hear Waldman with collaborator Akilah Oliver. The two poets deliver stichomythic rapoetry to music composed by Ambrose Bye. (In performance, should you get a chance to see them, the two poets are hypnotic, improvising a kind of Beat-Sapphic choreography). Matching Half covers a wide range of themes-from corset-makers in St. Petersburg (in a song that illuminates a historical connection between Emma Goldman and J. Edgar Hoover), to Buddhist binaries (in Flame where Bye loops haunting piano- scapes over quiet bass and percussion), to manatees (in a cri de coeur for the non-human world), to splatters of violence that mark the world map and shapes of the mind on fire. On Strangeness of Living, Akilah Oliver’s stuttering, computerized voice is counterpointed by the lovely guitar work of Zia Alem.
Anne Waldman grew up on Macdougal Street in the heart of Greenwich Village where she still lives, and bi-furcated to Boulder, Colorado in 1974 when she co-founded The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics with Allen Ginsberg at Naropa University, the first Buddhist inspired school in the West, where she currently serves as Artistic Director of its celebrated Summer Writing program.
PoemTalk Podcast discussing Anne Waldman's "To The Censorious Ones"("Open Address to Senator Jesse Helms") December 3, 2013. Listen to the Complete recording and read program notes for the episode at Jacket2. PoemTalk Podcast discussing Bernadette Mayer's "The Tragic Condition of the Statue of Liberty," October 26, 2012. Dia's Readings in Contemporary Poetry, September 21, 2017. Mourning Song for Akilah Oliver (4:26): MP3. from Manatee/Humanity (13:25): MP3. from Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment (18:38): MP3. from Prisons of Egypt (3:20): MP3. Musical accompaniment on cello: Ha-Yang Kim. Complete reading (42:45): MP3. from textsound Issue February 2012, with Ambrose Bye. Remember Qana (5:34): MP3.
Anne Waldman: text and vocals Thurston Moore: electric guitar Daniel Carter: alto saxophone Devin Brahja Waldman: alto saxophone Ambrose Bye: . .Anne Waldman via Fast Speaking Music. The release will coincide with a live peformance of Anne Waldman, Ambrose Bye and Thurston Moore at the fiEstival Poetry Festival at Espace Senghor in Brussels. The tape is produced by Fast Speaking Music. Photo by Lauren at Jailhouse Tapes.
Akilah Oliver’s previous books include The Putterer’s Notebook (Belladonna, 2007), a(A)ugust (Yo-Yo Labs, 2006), and the she said dialogues: flesh memory (Smokeproof/Erudite Fangs, 2009). She collaborated with Ambrose Bye and Anne Waldman to create the CD Matching Half. She is the recipient of the PEN Beyond Margins Award. Oliver was curator for the Poetry Project’s Monday Night Reading/Performance Series and co-founder of the avant-garde feminist performance group The Sacred Naked Nature Girls
CreditsAmbrose Bye - Primary Artist
Akilah Oliver - Primary Artist
Anne Waldman - Primary Artist