New Audio Release - Beyond Baroque Select Collection

Fred’s new recording includes six new selected poems performed in the 
last three months at Beyond Baroque’s Sunday night open readings:
“Treasure Map,” “Kisses of Music,” “This Remains,” “Prodigy,” “The 
Hypocrite,” and “Mental Penitentiary.”

“Thunder and rain plays like an orchestra…” Fred opines. Much like
 the lyrical play in his poems, the words dance beautifully like music 
as he performs them with grace. This new audio recording is a document
 of the journey audiences have taken with Fred in previous months at
 Venice’s Beyond Baroque. “The pungent smell of moss, water, and
 earth…” exemplifies the ability Fred has to evoke the elements of 
nature, elevating them to not only a visceral experience but also an 
elegy to death and the eventual return to nature. Orange salamanders 
move through family, heart, memory and doors of home.

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4 Responses to “New Audio Release - Beyond Baroque Select Collection”
  1. Janine D. says:

    I loved “The Hypocrite.” I’m not a religious person, but I understand and appreciate the need for redemption, even though I’m still not convinced some of my past behavior is all that terrible. I found it interesting how despite asking for a priest, and asking for absolution, The Hypocrite still finds it appropriate to blame others for his actions. It really speaks to the less pleasant aspects of human nature.


  2. Mark Renton says:

    This is a far superior way to take in some poetry. Listening to the author himself takes it to new depths.


  3. Brent Mosley says:

    When I listened to “Prodigy” it just reminded me of how inspiration can come from such a simple place. I like the way Mr.Candler has weaved the sound of a single note from a reed flute into a gushing fountain of hope and joy.


  4. Development says:

    Original artwork by Joey Remmers entitled “The Long Walk”.


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