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Ambient Language

For this special Live Nude Radio mix, our stripped-down host Edwin Torres starts out with British poet Caroline Bergvall's Ambient Fish—from the fantastic audio journal Frequency—Brian Eno and a West Coast rapper's endless praise. Buckle up as Torres bears witness to The Popedology Of An Ambient Language, originally written and delivered at a conference at Georgetown
University, later performed again at Naropa University, and based on a Poetry & Pedagogy Symposium at Bard College - heady stuff aired-out for radio. Then expect further ambient music from Mali, OozeBap Records, Grupo Folklorico, Donna Summer, M83, Once11, Tipsy and Kansas. What more fitting finale than Alice Coltrane's Universal Consciousness and Tricky's Christiansands? Language is breath, breath is mother-father-sister-brother - MOFASIBRO - liberation from page, page is wall, mistranslation of the ambient.
Fascinating, this obstacle liberation has become.


Live Nude Radio Theatre


Live Nude Radio Theatre is a free form radio show with poet host Edwin Torres. Torres is author of "The All-Union Day Of The Shock Worker" (Roof Books), "Fractured Humorous" (Subpress), "Please" (Faux Press) and "Onomalingua" (Rattapallax Press). He is also included in The Best American Poetry 2004 (Scribner) , and is co-editor of the poetry journal Rattapallax. His current CD, NOVO, is available through