On Friday, September 13, Twin Cities hip hop artist, poet, activist and educator SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE will release his new spoken-word album, “The Cosmos According to Your Closed Eyes.”
The album, made possible with funds provided by the VERVE grant, intentionally breaks from the current wave of Twin Cities slam poets, forgoing the highly structured, sometimes formulaic, narratives associated with the form for a more musical, less regimented approach. Equal parts mythic and working-class, intimately detailed and big-picture-conscious, the project is See More’s first spoken-word project in a long history of quality musical releases.
As a producer and as a writer, See More’s influences color his work in subtle and surprising ways. Indeed, perhaps the best way to wrap your head around this project (aside from just listening to it, of course), is to read the acknowledgments/thank yous:
“To Rumi and Hemmingway, Miyazaki, Kurasawa, DJ Shadow, Neruda, Castaneda, Pharaoh Sanders, Guillermo Del Toro, comic books, MN weather, quality food and drink, late night conversations on rooftops, undiscovered life forms, and you.”
The first in a series of shows tagged with the “Super Heroes of Sound presents” label, the event promises to continue the tradition of See More throwing shows that are multidisciplinary, multigenerational, artistically compelling and just straight-up fun. It promises to be a one-of-a-kind event.
BASIC INFO BLURB:
Super Heroes of Sound presents:
THE COSMOS ACCORDING TO YOUR CLOSED EYES CD release show
Friday, September 13 at Intermedia Arts in MPLS:
• SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE
• Dameun Strange leading an ensemble of Twin Cities musicians to back poets Sha Cage, e.g. bailey, Guante, Tish Jones and Lisa Marie Brimmer.
• Hip hop from STRANGERS (Dem Atlas & Tyler Nelson)
• Live video mixing from Nye/Daniel Rangel (Coloring Time, Get Cryphy, etc.)
• Paintings from Veronica Napoli inspired by the album
7pm | $10 | All Ages