DRONE: poems with found sound and video

Poetry

(links to https://soundcloud.com/harry-giles-6/drone)

Drone is a long sequence of poems about the life and anxieties of an unmanned military drone. I’ve been working on it (and her) for around two years now, and as the sequence approaches completion I’m also developing a stage performance about this sad and difficult character.

The marvelous Rally & Broad were kind enough to host a development performance of the piece in their June show, streaming here for your fear and pleasure. I recommend listening with the lights off and with this flight simulator playing on mute:

Performance photo by Chris Scott, recording by Jhed Stewart. Poems and audio by me.

Poems, with links to published versions:

 

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