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Fred Moten

Reading at The Mackey Sessions, Durham, NC, September 20, 2018

  1. Introduction (2:13): MP3
  2. come on, get it! - 13 (5:05): MP3
  3. come on, get it! - 14 (3:13): MP3
  4. come on, get it! - 15 (6:56): MP3
  5. come on, get it! - 16 (5:26): MP3
  6. come on, get it! - 17 (5:31): MP3
  7. Nathaniel Mackey (1:26): MP3

Complete reading (29:56): MP3

Reading at Segue at Zinc Bar, NYC, March 10, 2018

  1. come on, get it! - 18 (2:24): MP3
  2. come on, get it! - 19 (1:45): MP3
  3. come on, get it! - 20 (3:34): MP3
  4. come on, get it! - 21 (1:12): MP3
  5. come on, get it! - 22 (5:50): MP3
  6. come on, get it! - 23 (7:05): MP3

Complete reading (22:39): MP3

Reading of Flow Chart, John Ashbery 90th Celebration, 2017

Complete reading (11:28): MP3

October 9, 2017: Belladonna* Reading with Simone White at Abrons Art Center, New York

curated by Ana Paula and Asiya Wadud, with guest curator Marcella Durand. Introductions by Marcella Durand.

      1. Introduction (3:42): MP3
      2. A Turn With John Akomfrah (6:04): MP3
      3. Bob Coleman on the Steps of Wheeler (2:12): MP3
      4. Untitled (2:40): MP3
      5. The General Balm (1:54): MP3
      6. Notebook Poems, Part 1 (6:16): MP3
      7. Notebook Poems, Part 2 (9:05): MP3
    • Complete Reading (33:42) MP3
    • Complete Discussion (31:40) MP3

      WHAT I SAY panel on innovative African American Poetry at the American Literature Association, San Francisco, CA, May 27, 2016

      Featuring Tyrone Williams, C.S. Giscombe, Fred Moten, giovanni singleton

      1. Introduction (3:19): MP3
      2. Tyrone Williams reads (15:33): MP3
      3. C.S. Giscombe reads (14:16): MP3
      4. Fred Moten reads (14:42): MP3
      5. giovanni singleton reads (15:11): MP3
      6. Post-Reading Q&A (7:12): MP3

      Full Panel Discussion (1:10:30): MP3

      Fred Moten reading at the American Literature Association, San Francisco, CA, May 27, 2016

      1. Introduction (6:02): MP3
      2. Opening Remarks (5:47): MP3
      3. Hard Enough to Enjoy (6:50): MP3
      4. All-School Crit (16:01): MP3
      5. A Commonplace Flaw (4:58): MP3

      Fred Moten reading on the occasion of being presented with the Stephen Henderson Award by the African American Literature and Culture Society at the American Literature Association in San Francisco, May 27, 2016

      Full Reading (45:23): MP3

      WHAT I SAY Anthology Reading at AWP, Los Angeles, CA, March 31, 2016

      Reading with poets featured in What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America anthology.

      1. Introduction (1:41): MP3
      2. Dawn Lundy Martin (8:23): MP3
      3. Harryette Mullen (2:57): MP3
      4. Duriel Harris (6:04): MP3
      5. Will Alexander (3:37): MP3
      6. C.S. Giscombe (6:38): MP3
      7. Harmony Holiday (2:45): MP3
      8. Erica Hunt (7:43): MP3
      9. Geoffrey Jacques (7:48): MP3
      10. Doulas Kearney (5:17): MP3
      11. Tracie Morris (11:15): MP3
      12. Fred Moten (6:38): MP3
      13. Julie Patton (13:49): MP3
      14. giovanni singleton (9:21): MP3
      15. Ronaldo Wilson (10:07): MP3
        Complete reading (1:54:16): MP3

      Lute & Drum Reading Series, the Brown Hotel, Louisville, KY, February 27, 2015

      • Complete reading (32:07): MP3
      1. Introduction (5:04): MP3
      2. Nothing even more in another (0:33): MP3
      3. AJ, this is for underneath your beautiful proof of concept (1:10): MP3
      4. Eve is a texture and Dave is centering (2:52): MP3
      5. Mudede waters like Jose Munificent (2:26): MP3
      6. The Gramsci Monument (3:55): MP3
      7. All topological last friday evening (1:06): MP3
      8. All (1:36): MP3
      9. All up on that t-shirt (0:34): MP3
      10. Dance warm (0:43): MP3
      11. I lay with Francis in the margin (1:42): MP3
      12. Grad grind, gentles, till the park is gone (1:18): MP3
      13. oo (3:15): MP3
      14. O2 (1:22): MP3
      15. Michael's dog (1:41): MP3
      16. That's who (0:42): MP3
      17. The derosures of severe (1:49): MP3

      Segue Series Reading at the Zinc Bar, February 23, 2013

      • Complete recording (38:03): MP3
      1. Introduction (5:52): MP3
      2. Fortran (6:40): MP3
      3. Eve is a texture Dave is centering (1:13): MP3
      4. Hand up to your ear (5:42): MP3
      5. For underneath your beautiful proof of concept (1:31): MP3
      6. Hard enough to enjoy (5:36): MP3
      7. I lay with Francis in the margin (2:46): MP3
      8. Test (8:33): MP3

      Reading at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, February 24, 2010

      special thanks to Ben Cartwright

      1. B Jenkins (1:25): MP3
      2. Fishbone / Joseph Jarman (0:43): MP3
      3. Elvin Jones, Malachi Favors, Steve Lacy (0:36): MP3
      4. Alexander Weheliye, lygia clark, ed roberson (0:33): MP3
      5. Sherrie Tucker, francis ponge, sun ra (0:31): MP3
      6. James Baldwin (1:49): MP3
      7. Tony Oxley / frederick douglass (1:29): MP3
      8. Aose Munoz (0:55): MP3
      9. Ann Evetkovich / kathleen stewart (0:46): MP3
      10. Nathaniel Mackey (0:55): MP3
      11. Q.B. Bush (1:07): MP3
      12. Cove (1:06): MP3
      13. Sleater-Kinney (1:27): MP3
      14. Eric Dolphy (0:58): MP3
      15. General Baker (1:18): MP3
      16. Chrisshonnah Grant / Victor Feldman (1:01): MP3
      17. Elizabeth Cotton / nahum chandler (7:27): MP3
      18. Julian Djibril (0:56): MP3
      19. Lorenzo Bird (2:09): MP3
      20. Fred Hopkins (1:00): MP3
      21. B Jenkins (1:25): MP3

      Complete recording (54:35): MP3

      Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, January 16, 2010

      1. Introduction (5:07): MP3
      2. B jenkins (2:03): MP3
      3. Gayl Jones (1:13): MP3
      4. Michael Hanchard / Woody Guthrie (1:44): MP3
      5. Thelma foote / Lindon Barrett (1:13): MP3
      6. Frank Ramsay / Nancy Wilson (0:57): MP3
      7. Arthur Jafa and Greg tate (1:37): MP3
      8. Piet Mondrian (1:31): MP3
      9. Carrie Tirado Bremen (1:33): MP3
      10. B Jenkins (1:23): MP3
      11. Block chapel (17:06): MP3
      Complete Recording (38:00): MP3 (note: recording cuts off prematurely at the end)

      Reading at the Kelly Writers House, February 28, 2008

      1. Introduction by Tracie Morris and Jessica Lowenthal (8:10): MP3

      2. From B Jenkins

      3. Gary Fisher (3:42): MP3
      4. Walter Benjamin/Julian Boyd (1:57): MP3
      5. William Parker/Fred McDowell (2:21): MP3
      6. Almeida Ragland/Cecil Taylor (1:22): MP3
      7. Peck Curtis (1:47): MP3
      8. John Thompson (1:51): MP3
      9. George Gervin/Michael Fried (0:25): MP3
      10. Adrian Piper (0:28): MP3
      11. Mike Davis and Glynda White (1:29): MP3

      12. From Hughson's Tavern

      13. Metoike (4:01): MP3
      14. Jazz (as ken burns) (1:56): MP3
      15. The Club (0:54): MP3
      16. There is Blackness (0:52): MP3
      17. Here It Is (2:08): MP3
      18. Abduction Song (0:45): MP3
      19. Look at the Death of All These White People in Baltimore County (1:26): MP3
      20. Fugitivity is imminent to the thing but is manifest transversely (2:18): MP3
      21. The Various Project (1:02): MP3
      22. The Salve Trade (4:12): MP3
      23. Code and Tone (1:39): MP3

      24. From I ran from it and was still in it.

      25. "I come from around..." (1:56): MP3
      26. "I pray to the elegant string..." (0:46): MP3
      27. "I burn communities..." (0:48): MP3
      28. "I want to work each other remotely..." (0:41): MP3
      29. "I wish for other singing..." (0:48): MP3
      30. "I saw tschibumba blue all blue..." (0:44): MP3
      31. "I need to get closer to Jesus..." (0:45): MP3
      32. "I thought about you as the new science..." (0:42): MP3
      33. "I got something that makes me want to shout..." (0:46): MP3
      34. "I carry the particles from market to market..." (0:47): MP3
      35. "I like to enjoy myself..." (0:55): MP3
      36. "I am foment..." (0:49): MP3
      37. Q & A (16:01): MP3

      38. Complete Recording (1:12:46): MP3

      Black Kant (Pronounced Chant): a Theorizing Lecture at the Kelly Writers House, February 27, 2007

      "Black Kant (Pronounced Chant)" concerns itself with the relationship in Kant's late philosophy between race and the imagination. The paper attempts to mobilize the poetry of Norman H. Pritchard as a theoretical lens and amplifier through which to see and hear Kant more imaginatively, which is to say accurately. The paper is predicated on the notion that attention to the nexus of race and imagination opens up a particular way of understanding blackness as political and aesthetic fugitivity and on the hope that such an understanding might offer a corrective to tendencies to pathologize blacks and blackness.

      • Complete Recording (1:13:28): MP3
      1. Introduction (1:44): MP3
      2. Opening remarks (1:44): MP3
      3. Kant's deployment of race as constitutive of the teleological principle (5:44): MP3
      4. The aesthetic experience of blackness in relation to a natural history of inequality, and the question of breaking the law in relation to the desire to be free and an original lawlessness (4:53): MP3
      5. Blackness as activated in the work of its own self-destruction (5:22): MP3
      6. The black radical tradition in relation to the paradoxs of Kantian regulation, sense and nonsense in relation to poetry (7:43): MP3
      7. The poetry of Norman H. Pritchard, race in Kant as incantatory gesture (4:28): MP3
      8. Considering a new black studies and aesthetic (6:07): MP3
      9. The work of blackness as inseperable from the violence of blackness, the movement towards/against death, and blackness as modality of life's constant escape (9:48): MP3
      10. Q&A Discussion (25:40): MP3

      Recorded Poems on Harry's House Vol 2 CD

      • I lay with francis in the margin - Fred Moten (0:56): MP3
      • nothing even more and another - Fred Moten (0:26): MP3

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