Coming Up

Fluxus Lives
A celebration of the Fluxus movement
In the City Library (253 Flinders Ln, Melbourne)
On the 28th of March 6.00-7.45pm
Featuring performances by Shane van de Akker, Peter Murphy + band, Nick Chiselett (with his demented brass band), Anna Fern, Sjaak de Jong, Pierre van Osselaer, Ashley Higgs, Abraham Dunovits, Sandie Bridie and Sophie Perillo.

Poetry and music – jeltje and friends
On Saturday afternoon (3-5) the 28th of April
Dan O'Connell hotel 225 Canning St, Carlton

Performing poetry and music is like putting the icing on the cake… creating a sparkling setting for the words to come across.

At times, the music has influenced the form of the poem, giving it, for example, a heartening verse-and-chorus-like structure. At other
times, the form was already there and the poem performed as a counterpoint to the music… it feels a bit like I’m dancing with words. Or the music comes in and out as short musical interludes, runs underneath the poetry, like a musical Leitmotif.

Unlike sound-poetry, which is often also scripted in one form or another, poetry and music, as an art-form, survives only in recordings.

However, the poetry holds its own, as text, in other publications.

My poetry has been shaped by the seventies when poetry
jumped off the page, to find a wider audience.

Poetry Book launch
"Flying into the Hands of Strangers"
by Jeltje Fanoy
On friday evening (6-8) the 18th of May
Collected Works Bookshop
Nicholas Building, Level 1, 37 Swanston Street


Some Previous Events

Voiceprints 2015 CD was released and was promoted in a number of events during 2016 which will
also celebrated the 100 year aniversary of the birth of the DADA movement c

"DADA LIVES" (click here for details)

First one of these took place on the 5th of Feb 2016 around 7.30 pm. (celebrating the first Cabaret Voltaire)
It was held in "Some Velvet Morning" Queens Parade Clifton Hill

The second one of these events took place on the afternoon of 23rd of June 2016 from 6 till 7.30
It celebrated the first performance of a number of sound poems
by Hugo Ball (such as "Gadji Beri Bamba"). It was held in the City Library
253 Flinders Lane Melbourne

There is also a new release of UQ (Unamunos Quorum)
Called Re-Cycle

Some Previous Events

Jeltje's Poem "Lifesaving Inuendoes" appeared on the Audacious 2 CD
which was launched at the 29th of Jan @ 7:00pm
@ Under the Hammer 158 Sydney Road Coburg
you can get copies from Melbourne Spoken Word

DADA cabaret
One hundred years ago the poster below signalled the first evening of cabaret Voltaire which was also the start of the DADA movement, come help us celebrate the anniversary of this event
In “Some Velvet Morning” 123 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill.


Soundpoetry at Sappho in Sydney
July the 16th
Featuring : jeltje, Anna Fern, Ashley Higgs and Sjaak de Jong

Launch of jeltje’s latest collection of poems, Princes by night

This was a joint launch with N.S.W. Poet Phillip Hammial as the Melbourne launch of the books published by
Island Press Cooperative, in 2015.
Friday, 27 March, 2015 (6-9pm), Collected Works Bookshop
(1st Floor Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Tel. 03 9654 8873)

Princes by night
by Jeltje Fanoy ( Island Press Co-operative, 2015)

At the crossroads of myth and actuality, Princes by night is an exploration, in poetry, of some very complex post-colonial realities. From the long-buried stories of jeltje’s
parents and long-lost cousins, seemingly trivial accounts of childhood memories mirror what has been expressed, also, in more recent Dutch post-colonial histories of the
former “Dutch East Indies”. As the poems evolve, a light is cast, for brief but intensely lived moments, on long-ago, divided colonial worlds brought together within a
tradition of theatrical gesturing.

ISBN 978 0 909771 89 8

For review by Cordite click here


jeltje and Sjaak performed at the 2014 Perth Poetry festival

from Thursday 14th August till Sunday 17th August

Notes for Perth Poetry and music workshop

Open up these notes as PDF file