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Rants, Raves & Writings by Dylan Kinnett

A poem that isn’t about wine, performed by Dylan Kinnett at the 20th anniversary of the Timer Frame Folly in Shepherdstown, WV in August 2014.

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I’ve decided to tinker with audio some more. I’ve put together a surprisingly cheap and functional setup over the last few days. Here are some details about what gear I chose, in case anybody else out there is interested in the setup.

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I’m interested in adding audio equipment to my writing toolbox. So, I think I need some gear. I’m posting this to solicit any advice from musicians, technicians and writers: what works and what doesn’t? How can I do these things sufficiently well, on the smallest possible budget?

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WORMS is an interactive literatary magazine in 3D. WORMS is The Champagne of Beers of Literary Readings. The next installment of WORMS is next Wednesday.

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Dylan Kinnett - Featured Poet - !SPEAK YOUR PIECE!
Flyer for a spoken word performance

I was the featured poet for !SPEAK YOUR PIECE! on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. Here are some ephemera from the show.

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I discovered that editing sound is very much like editing printed words. You can add, subtract, rearrange the sounds in very much the same way that you can on the page. With sound there are other ways to edit. You can revise the speed, pitch, volume, echo and decay of the words. It was this discovery that prompted me to title the album “Strange Punctuation”.

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I’m about to release my first spoken word album! Its title is “Strange Punctuation”. I’ve included one of the tracks in this post. Take a listen, and please tell me what you think.

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As luck would have it, I’m the secret fifth member, for one night only, of an experimental music quartet named Second Land. I’ll be lending spoken word to the performance.
That’s Sunday, Jan 25th at Pyramid Atlantic. 8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910. 6:30 P.M.

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I’ll be performing on the Ed Schrader Show on September 13th, at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore. Here’s the lineup.

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On Thursday, September 13th at Baltimore’s Metro Gallery, I’ll be featured on the Ed Schrader Show. I’m really excited about the opportunity to perform some of my new spoken word material, in front of a live, televised audience. What should I perform? I auditioned with the latest version of my perpetually-in-progress piece entitled “The Outside […]

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My first recording session was last Saturday, at Magnanimous Records. Normally, I suppose recording sessions are reserved for musicians and the like, but this was a spoken word recording. The goal is to eventually produce an album of some sort, but since it was the first time, we took it easy, and simply made recordings. […]

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