Kaie Kellough’s Bio

Kaie Kellough

Photo: Pablo Riquelme

KAIE KELLOUGH is a word-sound systemizer. His systems originate in the inchoate swirl of vowels, consonants, misspellings, shapes, stammerings, and emerge as audio recordings, books, visual entities, volumes of letters, and performances that verse and reverse utterance.

Kaie’s work fuses formal experiment and social engagement. Kaie is the author of two books of poetry Lettricity (Cumulus Press 2004), and Maple Leaf Rag (Arbeiter Ring Publishing 2010), and two sound recordings: Vox:Versus (WOW 2011), and Creole Continuum (HOWL! 2014). Kaie performs and publishes internationally, and is presently working on a novel.

On Wednesday, November 25, Kaie will be working with and within the ESSEQUIBO SOUND SYSTEM. ESS is a brand new project that is based on the sonic properties of Georgetown Guyana: it’s interweaving of urban soundscapes with the surrounding sounds of the tropical rainforest. The Essequibo Sound System uses modular and semi-modular synthesizers, and multiple voices to sound an electronic rainforest. Language evolves, breathes, interacts, and decays within this eco-sono-system.

Visit: kaie.ca and kaiesharp.ca

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