spoken word

Hear “Walk in My Shoes,” finalist @ Independent Music Awards

Hear “Sacred Music,” originally published @ Voices de la Luna

Originally published in Amp Magazine, Vol. 4

Mandala Music Production provides music and voiceover for Los Angeles-based experimental writer Janis Butler Holm, whose prose, poems, and performance pieces have appeared in small-press, national, and international magazines. The following sound poems are selections from Holm’s upcoming book of experimental work Rabelaisian Play Station. While drawing from Dadaist (Hugo Ball) and Surrealist (Kurt Schwitters) traditions, her work differs from earlier sound experiments by using real words instead of non-word phonetic sequences, engaging the reader by the possibilities of interpretation even as the word combinations refuse to transmit meaning in conventional ways.

Hear “Sound Poems” @ Amp Magazine

Hear “Sound Poems” @ the Visual Poetry Project

Hear “Sound Poems @ The Journal

photo by shiranai
Hear “Diner Dialogue” @ Permafrost

Hear “Memo to Barbie: Re the Breakup”
from the anthology Take a Stand, Art Against Hate

Hear “Potato Fleet”@ Quarterly West

Watch “Apples and Bananas” @ Posit