It’s 1982 and Anna is driving an ocean blue classic Cadillac to meet renowned poet and playwright Deena Metzger in Topanga Canyon, Los Angeles. Passing a nondescript desert patch where tall wheat and mustard flowers grow, Anna opens her mouth and sings in a salient stream of rhythmic, melodic sound.
Firstdraft hosts vocal, visual and performance artist Anna Homler in their courtyard for an evening of mythical vocalese kneaded into language—a program that presents her other-wordly practice exploring alternative means of communication and the poetics of ordinary things.
Against a backdrop of archival ephemera, Homler will speak to the genesis of Breadwoman: a voice developed in collaboration with Steve Moshier in the 1980s downtown L.A performance scene.
Homler will be joined by Megan Clune as they introduce the performance collection Pharmacia Poetica ahead of their collaboration for the NOW Now—an ongoing project that plunges into the transformative power of sound and images as it prescribes a melody for every malady.
This program follows Homler’s unique voice, developed over three decades of improvised performance through an artist-led talk, interspersed with sound clips, performance, and a Q&A with Dr. Lindsay Kelley.
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TUE Jan 23
Doors 6:30PM, Program from 7PM
13-17 Riley St, Woolloomooloo