Exploring the Creative Nexus with Ed Pettersen & Bradley Clark

Following up on Ed Pettersen & Henry Kaiser’s rendering of the ballad “Thomas the Rhymer” influenced in part by my novel RHYMER, I was invited to a creativity podcast with Ed himself, and host Bradley Clark–a lively discussion of music, writing, influences, research, and more. Strap in!

Thomas the Rhymer, Remix based on “Rhymer”

Musical artists Ed Pettersen and Henry Kaiser recently put out an album of folk ballads entitled “Riddles Wisely Expounded,” and included a remix of “Thomas Rhymer” influenced by my novel, RHYMER (providing it a layer of supernatural distortion and threat that you don’t get with your Steeleye Span…) Listen, name a price, and download it here.

Thomas Rhymer

Shchedrin & Bizet’s Carmen fantasy

This past week I had the true pleasure of immersing in Rodion Shchedrin’s re-imagining of Bizet’s “Carmen” as executed to perfection by the Philadelphia Orchestra and danced by Brian Sanders’ JUNK. Potent, sexual, and sublime. No single image can do justice to the language of this production, so here are two. Imagine ballet, Fosse, pole dancing, and gymnastics “horses” in a sexually charged production. (Thank you to Cynthia & Michael DeStefano!)Performers above Philadelphia Orchestra

JUNK Carmen Fantasy