amy cutler

GLAUCUS (THE TRUMPET LUCERNARIA)

Amy Cutler

 

Alasdair Roberts – guitar

Aidan O'Rourke – violin

Alex Neilson – drums

recorded by Freddy Chick

 

this musical poem is inspired by popular nineteenth century coastal ecology, where the scientific writing of the field-observer is tinged with evangelical contemplation / revulsion at encounters with small, aberrant sea creatures in the “fairy-land” underwater or by the sea’s edge. The poem begins with a reference from The Aquarium: Unveiling of the Wonders of the Deep Sea (Gosse, 1854), which takes a reverential tone to ravished / ravishing sea parasites.

Glaucus (The Trumpet Lucernaria) - Amy Cutler
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Amy Cutler is a writer, curator, and artist based in London. She is currently the Early Career Leverhulme Fellow in GeoHumanities at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she lectures on cultural imaginations of nature. She also runs the cultural geography themed cinema PASSENGERFILMS, and is in the band Plague Dogs with drummer Alex Neilson ("Alex Rex"). They collaborate with other instrumentalists and will be releasing a CD of poems with the next Trembling Bells record; her next poetry book will be Time's Karaoke, from Contraband Books.