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24th March 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT
This audio-visual performance by composer Philly Holmes responds to Limbic, a poetry collection by Peter Scalpello. Through words, sound and imagery, the performance traces a personal narrative exploring intimacy and queer discovery, enacting the confusions and graces of a queer life through hybridity of storytelling forms. Experiences of desire reflect the interconnectedness of mediums, sharing a dialogue between what can be written, heard and felt. The audio performance blends experimental AI music with tape recordings, combining digital and analogue into something unique – the sound of the love machine.
Peter Scalpello is a queer poet and therapist from Glasgow. Their work has appeared in Five Dials, Granta, The London Magazine and The New York Times, among other publications. Their first collection, Limbic, was published by Cipher Press in 2022.
Philly Holmes (he/they a.k.a. sweet philly) is a 23-year-old, Irish, multidisciplinary, creative, music producer and DJ currently based in Edinburgh. They seek the sublime, the ritualistic, the divine and the queer. Their current practice involves using AI tools to generate new sounds from old fragments – communing with the digital black box. As sweet philly, they embody immaculate, queer-centred club vibes, smoothly bouncing between genres, creating eclectic club soundscapes.
Andrés N. Ordorica (he/him) is a queer Latinx poet, writer, and educator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Drawing on his family’s immigrant history and his own third culture upbringing, his writing maps the journey of diaspora and unpacks what it means to be from ni de aquí, ni de allá (neither here, nor there). His writing often addresses themes of queerness, liminality, and concepts of belonging. He has published personal essays and creative journalism on the arts, mental health, sexuality, and immigration. He is a graduate of Ithaca College and The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.
Please note this is a hybrid event. Streaming will be live captioned.
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