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New Music Concerts

New Music Concerts

Classical composer, Adam Scime used Brandon’s poem Loved Creatures for his Earth and Air II, performed February 3rd, 2013 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto for the New Music Concert Series.

In the four movements of this piece I have used poetry from James Joyce’s Chamber Music, Ezra Pound’s Ripostes, and one poem by Brandon Pitts, from his collection Pressure to Sing. Placing texts by Pound and Joyce, two prominent Imagists, together in a single work seemed appropriate due their similar approach to the Imagist movement. Pound was even known to have admired Joyce’s Chamber Music for its delicate temperament. To complement the texts by Pound and Joyce, I searched for an appropriate text by a living Canadian poet. The poem Loved Creatures by Brandon Pitts proved to be a most fitting companion to the texts I chose by Joyce and Pound.    – Adam Scime, from the “New Music Concert Series: Then and Now” program.

Spewgore, Brandon Pitts

Spewgore
Face plant

Brandon can be heard reciting a section of his epic poem, The Apocalypse of Weeks from Tender in the Age of Fury on the Heavy Metal band Spewgore‘s cd Face Plant.

 

Roselyn Brown's Emancipation

Roselyn Brown’s Emancipation

Brandon wrote the lyrics to Roselyn Brown’s The Siren on her cd Emancipation. 

The Siren – Lyrics: Brandon Pitts, Music: Brandon Pitts and Roselyn Brown

I’m smooth

Liquid like

Lotion

One drop

Hecuba’s 

Potion

You’ve lost 

all

Your free will.

You’ll see

The days will seem

Longer

My spell

Keeps getting 

Stronger

Your ship

In my sea.

I can see

Pullin’ you in to me to be 

Smitten by forces

Endlessly

In my reality

Dew drop

Kiss of the 

Ocean

One touch

Lather like

Motion

Stillness… 

shh…

In my web.

You’ll see

Sheets can

Burn slower

Love drip

Dreams can

Take over

Peace

In my sea.