Marcielle Brandler | The Breathing House

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The Breathing House

by Marcielle Brandler

Eloquent intermingling of sound effects and poetry,"Marcielle is the Salvador Dali of poetry." Jesse Collins, musician.
Genre: Spoken Word: Poetry
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1. Eden
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2. Black Stage
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3. Monroe, Utah
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4. The Classic
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5. The Civilian The Siege
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6. Nine-Foot Tall Grizzly
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7. The Breathing House
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8. On the Street
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9. Inner Cafe
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10. So He Fought in a War
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11. The Women Have All Gone
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12. What the Ugly Boy and the Pretty Girl Have in Common
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13. The Boy
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14. First One
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15. These Are the Words
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16. Bury Me in Mojave
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17. To Lightnin Hopkins' Blues
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Album Notes
Marcielle Brandler's poetry has admirers all over the world. Some say her poetry is like that of Leonard Cohen (who has written of his admiration of her poetry), William Blake, Joni Mitchell, and Eduardo Galeano. She can be wise and silly. Hers is a rare gift, a unique voice using images to explain the complexities of life that are sexual, reverent, delicious, horrific, satirical, and sometimes ambiguous. She appears in Who's Who in the World 2004.

Former singer/songwriter, Marcielle Brandler obtained her Master's Degree in Professional Writing and Poetry in 1994. Her poems have been translated into Czech, French, Arabic, and Spanish, and have been published internationally. While in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she finished her book of poems, The Breathing House and read her work there. Her poem, "Eden" won First Place in Mt. San Antonio College's 1997 Writers' Day Festival. Her poem, "The Civilian, The Siege," was praised by the LA Weekly's Evelyn McDonnell, as one of the best in the CD anthology called Disclosure.

She has been Entertainment Writer for Sierra Madre Vista and the Creative Line Magazine. She was a featured poet at Universita Karlova and Radost in Prague, Czech Republic. She has shared the stage with Dwight Yoakum, David Lee Roth, James Ragan, Wanda Coleman, and many others. In 1994 and 1995, she helped organize and host International PEN's Celebration of Banned Books. Many film and literary celebrities read from their favorite banned books in a two-day event on Santa Monica's Promenade.

Marcielle was associate Producer on the film The Last Weekend with the American Film Institute, which aired on Lifetime Television. She was a judge in the Poetry Competition in 2001 at Los Angeles City College. She teaches college English. Her artwork of social commentary appears in the September 11th Photo Project, which is on tour around the country. She has been organizing poetry events and workshops since the early eighties to benefit various organizations. A variety show, Lives in the Balance (2002), Marcielle organized and hosted, made $800 for the Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness.

She taught with California Poets in the Schools for 17 years. Through Performing Tree's teaching program she is mentoring a younger poet to direct poetry workshops with 4th-grade children at Los Robles Academy. She was one of the organizers, emcees, and featured artists at the Artists Helping Artists Expo at Cal State Northridge, and she also organized a reading called Peace Lover Poets with UNESCO. She is a member of the Pasadena Opera Guild, Alameda Writers Group, and other organizations that help artists and the needy. Marcielle's poem, "Lark in the High Desert," appears in Eclipse: A Literary Journal in 2003.



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Rosa Graham

Masterful handling of emotions and themes; all with a beautiful voice.
This CD is a joy to listen to. Marcielle's clear, beautiful voice guides you through a range of feelings and emotions, all the while revealing her unique point of view. She can make the playfulness of What the Ugly Boy and the Pretty Girl Have in Common a wonderful foil for her insights about gender; and the rich imagery of Bury Me in Mojave a counterpoint to the starkness and courage of her message. Masterful!

Amy Ouzoonian

Alone, the lyrical cadence of Marcielle's poetry is a chorus of inspiring images
The Breathing House is about images that juxtapose emotions, about objects and actions. The breathing house invites you to experience life again in a different room, where you can breathe in the way you choose.

Barry Schwam

This CD by poet/artist Marcielle Brandler is a -one-of-a-kind treasure.
This CD by poet/artist Marcielle Brandler is a -one-of-a-kind treasure. The poems are unique and well read. The life experience of Marcielle Brandler shows through in every poem. I have enjoyed listening to this CD over and over again!

Vincent Kobelt

This work of Marcielle is slathered in jazz and dives into your ears like barbequed fish--make a wish and blow out the candles--jumping back into the chamomile river of contemplation. Vincent Kobelt (Poet, teacher at California State Summer School for the Arts, and Founder of the Garage Art Sale Project.)