Christian Fennesz and I have collaborated on a song called “Guru,” utilizing the poem of the same name for the second volume of ‘Allen Ginsberg’s The Fall of America’.
This exciting tribute celebrates the 50th Anniversary of beloved poet Allen Ginsberg’s “The Fall of America: Poems of these States”, 1965-1971. In the fall of 2020 with the 50th anniversary of those poems fast approaching the curators of this release reached out to many of Allen’s musician and artist friends. Many responded enthusiastically about interpreting these poems to music; even those poems that presented more of a musical challenge. All proceeds will be donated to HeadCount.org, an organisation which promotes voter registration and participation in democracy through the power of music.
Our track will appear on Volume Two this fall alongside a humbling cast of artists including Miho Hatori, Steve Hillage, Meat Beat Manifesto, Ai WeiWei, William Basinski, Philip Glass, and more.