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UNFINISHED BIRD

On tenderest terror and abject love:
a song cycle based on the poems by Kate Colby
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ALBUM RELEASE
We are please to announce the release of our new album, the recorded songs of the music from UNFINISHED BIRD. Available now on bandcamp.




LULLABY CONCERT

An all-acoustic concert of the songs from Unfinished Bird.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Scuppernong Books - 304. S. Elm St Greensboro, NC 27405


I want to wake you

let you bite my chin with
your two new teeth, will

cut the skin if I let them.


Lyrics and text from Kate Colby's Unfinished Bird (Blue Hole, 2015) and other writings
Music by Cassandra Victoria Chopourian, Gary Heidt & the band
Dramaturgy by Gary Heidt

Cassandra Victoria Chopourian - Kate's Voice / Vocals, tenor guitar, trumpet
Donna Drinnen - Kate's Body / Vocals, percussion
Gary Heidt - Electric bass, tenor guitar, electric guitar, guitarron
Sara Jane Mann - Vocals, melodica, percussion
Lisa Woods - Percussion, toy piano
Tom Woods - Drums, soprano ukelele


We're on the other
side of the screen, singing

an endless accumulating lullabyŚ
mama's gonna buy you

a little box
in which to store these ruins.

Unfinished Bird





Past Performances:

Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 2pm
   Ruby Slipper Fringe Festival - Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
   251 Spruce St, Winston Salem, NC

Friday, March 18, 2016
   Lovesphere 21 - Scuppernong Books, Greensboro, NC