Poets of Mars / Feral Luggage background
Poets of Mars (POM)perform a Pan-Planetary Music
drawing on the a range of music from a set of seasoned players : Free Improvisation
borrowing from areas including: Globally-inspired Roots Music, Free Jazz, Harmolodic Jazz,
Punk Jazz, Global-Jazz-Rock-Fusion, Electro-acoustic chamber improvisation and ambient
POM's performances let the audience experience a unique and evocative sonic/sensory
journey unfolding in the sonic interplay and in a non-linear narrative augmented by
the words of Elliott and the abstract/impressionist kinetic video work of Mika.
What's in a name
The origins of the name Poets of Mars came from the title of a piece called
'Bedouin Poet of Mars: The Last Poet' composed by Mika and performance at the Outsound
New Music Summit Festival in 2014.
That piece presents the story of a last living bedouin poet of mars who shepherds the
only other living thing on Mars (a small plant) to find a safe place for it after a
Origins of the band
Mika Pontecorvo and Kersti Abrams went to hear a concert by the jazz fusion group New
Olduvi from Philadelphia and we talked about doing some things with New Olduvi's leader
Elliott and percussionist Mogauwane.
So we put together some performances sometime later when Elliott was on the west coast
again and his buddy Kash Killion came to a couple of the gigs to sit-in on cello and
we all liked the overall feel of it and thought it would make some sense to do more.
In the mean time Mika collaborated with G Calvin Weston from Philly with Mika's band
Cartoon Justice to do an Album Terra Lingua (Sketches) and a short east coast tour with
a two drummer configuration.. This made the sound Mika wanted for a Nullwave project
called Feral Luggage. So we added another drummer and a cellist and Feral Luggage
Personnel BIO: BPOM-> Feral Luggage->
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