Lit / Music: Episode 2
Thursday, July 14th @ 7 pm (with special guest artist, Alex Belden )
Original Zen Jazz music performed by Alex Belden playing beneath collections of varied poetic iterations read by creative poet and author, Iskandar Soekardi.
Alex Belden, Guest pianist
Iskandar Soekardi, Creative poet & author
About Alex Belden:
Zen Jazz is the best way to describe Alex Belden’s ambient solo piano genre. He looks to the vast infinite universe, listens, while performing an aural translation of all the harmonic and melodic ideas that flow through his universal consciousness. He sees newness and freshness in everything and everyone. Belden's healing perspective allows listeners to take their own imaginative journey through inner-space. Born in Northern California, Belden resided in the Pacific Northwest for 50 years, he currently lives and composes his music next to the Mississippi river in Southern Illinois. Belden has several albums, among them Phases, Athena’s Robe and Seattle.
Iskandar Soekardi graduated from the Creative Writing school at San Francisco State University. For two decades, he hosted "Inside Fez," an ambient and poetic soundscape, on KAZU radio.
Soekardi has performed around the world with two published chapbooks, "Grove Green" and "Gift."