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Drew Gardner's Poetics Orchestra Residency as part of the Segue Series, Oct.-Nov.

Drew Gardner's Poetics Orchestra combines music and poetry through spontaneous conduction. Gardner collaborates with poets on arrangements that are tailored to their particular work. The featured musicians hail from different genres: indie rock, folk and jazz, and share an interest in poetry.

October 3, 2015

  • Sharon Mesmer (27:54): MP3
  • Bruce Andrews (no Bruce Andrews recording- recorder failure)
  • Drew Gardner- conduction
  • Franklin Bruno- piano
  • Alex Weiss Baritone- sax
  • Ehran Elisha- drums

October 10, 2015

  • Katie Degentesh (35:40): MP3
  • Katy Bohinc (32:32): MP3
  • Drew Gardner- conduction
  • Franklin Bruno- piano
  • Alex Weiss- baritone sax
  • Lee Tomboulian- accordion
  • Pete Galub- guitar
  • Bob Bannister- guitar
  • Ehran Elisha- drums

October 17, 2015

  • Ben Tripp (31:48): MP3
  • Boni Joi (27:06): MP3
  • Drew Gardner- conduction
  • Franklin Bruno- piano
  • Alex Weiss- baritone sax
  • Bob Bannister- guitar
  • Ehran Elisha- drums
  • David Brown- percussion

October 24, 2015

  • Drew Gardner- conduction
  • Bob Bannister- guitar
  • Katie Degentesh- vocals
  • Gina Figueroa- vocals
  • Christopher Fleck- vocals
  • Ehran Elisha- drums
  • David Brown- percussion

October 31, 2015

  • Drew Gardner- conduction
  • Franklin Bruno- piano
  • Lee Tomboulian- accordion
  • Bob Bannister- guitar
  • Jeremy Harlos- bass
  • Ehran Elisha- drums

November 7, 2015

  • Drew Gardner- conduction
  • Franklin Bruno- piano/melodica
  • Alex Weiss- baritone sax
  • Jean Cook- violin
  • Bob Bannister- guitar
  • Brandon Kalber- bass
  • Jeremy Chatzky- bass
  • Ehran Elisha- drums

November 14, 2015

  • Drew Gardner- conduction
  • Franklin Bruno- piano/melodica
  • Bob Bannister- guitar
  • Reuben Radding- bass
  • Ehran Elisha- drums

November 21, 2015

  • Drew Gardner- conduction
  • Franklin Bruno- piano/melodica
  • Lee Tomboulian- accordion
  • Alex Weiss- baritone sax
  • Bob Bannister- guitar
  • Ehran Elisha- drums
  • Pete Galub- guitar
  • David Brown- percussion

Performance at the Bowery Poetry Club NYC, April 26, 2008

  • Michael Magee (4:15): MP3
  • Drew Gardner (conduction), Franklin Bruno (el. guitar), Katie Degentesh (el. bass), Ehran Elisha (drums), Eirkur Örn Norǻdahl (el. guitar), Dave Ross (el. guitar)
  • Special thanks to Rod Smith for this recording

Performance at Dickinson College PA, September 30, 2006

  • Nada Gordon (1:51): MP3
  • Drew Gardner (conduction), Michael Clayville (trombone), John Orfe (piano), John Pickford Richards (viola), Kate Sheeran (french horn), Elisabeth Stimpert (clarinet)
  • Special thanks to Rod Smith for this recording

© 2015 the respective poets. These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the authors. Used with permission of the authors. Distributed by PennSound.