“Starting with the ‘Jazz and Poetry’ experiments in the late fifties — Kenneth Rexroth at the Cellar, for example, poets and musicians have been talking about, exploring, the fit of music and poetry in performance. Nobody has done it better and more consistently over the years than Michael McClure and Ray Manzarek — more than... [more...]
GREG HAYMES Staff writer
SCHENECTADY — It’s not often the crowd demands an encore at a poetry reading.
But then again, the combination of playwright-Beat poet Michael McClure and former Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek didn’t exactly make for a typical evening of poetry at the Van Dyck on Wednesday, either.... [more...]
Here are excerpts from Kevin Thomas’ review in the “Screening Room” column of the Los Angeles Times
William Tyler Smith’s The Third Mind, an incisive and engaging exploration of McClure and Manzarek’s collaboration. Smith has struck a deft balance between the concert film and the documentary in which we can both enjoy McClure... [more...]
A native New Yorker, William Tyler Smith began his studies at NYU focusing on political theory. After continuing studies in Spain and France, Smith decided to combine his intellectual interest in psychology, philosophy, politics and humanist thought with his great love of visual art. After having received critical acclaim for his experimental videos, ... [more...]
Just a few of the houses where McClure and Manzarek have performed:The Bottom Line, New York City McCabes’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, California Jack Kerouac Festival, Lowell, Massachusetts Roxie Club, Hollywood, California — with Perry Ellis & Tim Leary San Diego State University, California The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco,... [more...]