Davida Singer & John Rangel | Naked Romance

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Naked Romance

by Davida Singer & John Rangel

An experimental fusion of poetry and music
Genre: Spoken Word: Poetry
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1. Taos Romance
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2. Salazar Romance
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3. Stage Romance
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4. Artist Residency Romance
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5. Romance Erotic
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6. Painting Romance
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7. Laundry Romance
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8. Synecdoche Romance
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9. Last Romance
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10. Lumen
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11. Soul
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12. Overwintering (English Version)
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13. Overwintering (French Version)
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14. New Mexico Riff
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Album Notes
"Davida Singer is a love gangster, a trickster. Writing in her honey drawl for all she's worth. Writing with a passion so indomitable it will keep you hungering for one more poem. Like Lorca, she dreams that we are all love singers, poems waiting to be read aloud." Frank London, Grammy Award-winning composer/trumpeter

NAKED ROMANCE is a fusion of poetry and music, featuring poetry and voice by New York poet/performance artist Davida Singer and a jazz and classical-inspired score composed and performed by Santa Fe-based composer/pianist John Rangel. Texts come from Singer's collection of poetry, NAMED ROMANCE AND THEN SOME (Aldrich Press, 2015). Inspired by the poet's experience of living in New York City and Taos, New Mexico, they explore the yearning for connection in an increasingly disquieted and desensitized world, while finding magic in everyday life. The goal of this project is for the two art forms -- poetry and music -- to breathe into one another, with each medium retaining its own integrity and distinct voice.

The multimedia project "Naked Romance" has been performed in New York City, Santa Fe and Taos, with original videos by Swiss visual artist Nicole Schmoelzer.

Poet/performance artist Davida Singer is the author of three collections of poetry, including SHELTER ISLAND (Canio’s Editions), PORT OF CALL (Plain View Press, 2012) – which was a finalist for the Audre Lorde Poetry Award – and, most recently, NAKED ROMANCE AND THEN SOME (Aldrich Press, 2015). She has done numerous reading/performances combining spoken word with jazz and klezmer at venues including The Kitchen, Zinc Bar, and Cornelia Street Café (NYC), GiG Performance Space (Santa Fe), the Harwood Museum (Taos) and the Puffin Foundation (NJ). Singer is the recipient of four fellowships from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico. She was also a featured artist at the 2011 and 2017 SOMOS Writers Series in Taos. Her poems have appeared in Feminist Studies, The Little Magazine, Response, Sinister Wisdom, The Comstock Review, and Chokecherries Anthology, among others. Currently, she teaches creative writing and literature at Hunter College and School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

New York City native John Rangel is a pianist, composer, and producer. He moved to Los Angeles in the early 90’s to be involved in music production and film scoring. There he performed and recorded with numerous Jazz legends, while immersing himself in LA’s center of African-American Arts, Leimert Park. Performance highlights include Inntone Jazz Festival (Austria), Carnegie Hall, Royce Hall, Gene Harris Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, Central Avenue Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott's, Jazz Café (London), North Sea Jazz Festival. Santa Fe-based since 2005, Rangel has composed Solar Concerto for Chamber Orchestra, recorded Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier Books 1 & 2, composed music for film and audio books, and produced numerous audio CDs. The recipient of 15 New Mexico Music Awards for music production, Rangel formed The Tribute Trio to focus on the works of legendary Jazz Piano Icons.



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