Due to the success of Rockpile On The Road in 2009 we have developed and formalized the ROCKPILE REVIEW. The REVIEW consists of David Meltzer, Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion and a dynamic troupe of musicians to be assembled in each tour city. The Rockpile performance has evolved over the year and a libretto has been developed. This libretto is rooted in the poetic tradition and maintains the improvisational nature of the original 2009 Rockpile performance but moves beyond it by engaging elements of musical theater and cabaret. We look forward to seeing you on the road!
Please check our calendar for upcoming performances of the ROCKPILE REVIEW.
CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ROCKPILE on the road BLOG
A Collaborative Journey of Poetry & Music…
ROCKPILE is a collaboration between David Meltzer — poet, musician, essayist, and more — and Michael Rothenberg of Big Bridge Press. David and Michael will journey through eight cities in the U.S. to perform poetry and prose, composed while on the road, with local musicians and artists in each city. ROCKPILE will serve to educate and preserve as well as to create a history of collaboration. It will help to reinforce the tradition of the troubadour of all generations, central to the cultural upheaval and identity politics that reawakened poets, artists, musicians, and songwriters in the mid-1960s through the 1970s. The project will end with a final multimedia performance in San Francisco.
Made possible by a grant from the Creative Work Fund
and sponsored by the Committee on Poetry.
Visit our ROCKPILE BLOG to see what we are up to once we hit the road!
See details of PERFORMANCES AND VENUES.
And check our CALENDAR, on the right sidebar, for day to day details starting on October 5th. Just click on the red highlighted date!