Today we celebrate the release of Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton‘s Music and Poetry of The Kesh. The first edition is sold out at source, but we are taking pre-orders for the repress now, which is scheduled to ship in May.
Discover the Keshhere, and pre-order the second edition at Freedom To Spend ~
Music and Poetry of the Kesh is the documentation of an invented Pacific Coast peoples from a far distant time, and the soundtrack of famed science fiction author, Ursula K. Le Guin’sAlways Coming Home.
This past Monday, January 22, Ursula passed from this realm to another leaving a life spent building and exploring other worlds while challenging social concepts of the real word she inhabited.
Freedom To Spend had been working under Ursula’s enthusiastic endorsement and with Todd Barton, her musical collaborator on Kesh, to give the music that accompanied her 1985 epoch a new life. With the Le Guin family’s encouragement to move forward with our planned release, we are humbled to play this small role in sharing Ursula’s work.
As Pete Swanson, one third of Freedom To Spend, stated, Ursula’s “legacy is her work which transformed the world, and this is another piece of the universe that her imagination birthed becoming real.” Listen to “A Teaching Poem / Heron Dance” below.
Ursula’s daughters Elisabeth and Caroline Le Guin, Barton, and Moe Bowstern will join Visible Cloaks with song, readings, and recollections to celebrate Ursula and this new edition of Kesh in Portland, Oregon on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Leaven Community Center, with a special screening by Vanessa Renwick.
pep llopis’ poiemusia la nau dels argonautes makes its waves into the world today via freedom to spend 🌊 an album almost intimidating to be a part of sharing again considering its musical depths / reaches ~
champ ensminger reimagines marc barreca’s assembly line of processes and industrialized inquisitiveness in his vignette marc listens.
following sara musselman’s visual work inspired by michele mercure’sEye Chant album, our Freedom To Respond exhibition series continues for Music Works For Industry.
satpreet kahlon’s sculptures and carl nelson’s illustrations will adorn the Machine House Brewery for a week following a special launch event on Saturday, June 3, co-presented by local crew elevator. marc barreca and rosen will perform live, jed bindeman (1/3 of FTS) will DJ throughout the night.