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POETRY ORCHESTRA - DAVID DEPHY


POETRY ORCHESTRA / THE SONGS OF THE AMERICAN PROPHETS

KASSIE J RUNYAN / AARON FISCHER / DAVID DEPHY / RONALD R. BREMNER / PATRICIA CARRAGON / JOSHUA CORWIN / THELMA T. REYNA / JUDY TUREK / STEPHEN FRECH / MARYAM S. ALIKHANI / LUCAS HIRSCH / WAYNE MILLER / BILLY LAMONT / ALEXIS RHONE FANCHER / GLORIA MONAGHAN

In a time when it seems everything has been said and done in the global art community all around the world, how can we find new artistic ways of expression, of understanding, of acceptance? And even farther new new-romantic, new new-idealistic and the mystical sounds and verses, and any art form all around us or inside us? How about the narrative and discursive forms?

We all have questions, and we all have answers, we speak clearly, so, why we don’t hear each-other or our selves? And how can we represent the world we live in? Which is one of mixings and hybridizations, through new verbal and musical means capable of accounting for the new structures that govern us, our perceptions?


We understand these are dangerous questions somehow, but we have some good news as well – we know where the center of our magnetic curiosity is.

The Songs of the American Prophets is the concept work of David Dephy, the visioner and poetic conductor of Poetry Orchestra. The sound forms and the musical side of the work was created by him and the sound artists Saphileaum, who is responsible for shaping, mixing, engineering, and creating the new sound style of the concept spoken word narrative.

The album unites 12 tracks and 15 American and internationally well-known poets under the conception of spiritual conflict, war, loneliness, madness, secrets, fears, and hope.

How can we name our time if we use the word “post”? Post-truth era? Post-mythos era, post-war and post-peace era? Post-literature, post-music, and post-visual arts or fine arts era? Post-everything era? And here is the next question: What does this American Prophets’ album or even the word “post”- mean, exactly? And what they have in common? Is something new and unimaginable coming in our world? The world which is still full of terror, envy, and selfishness? Or maybe it means the message, the premonition and longing for the amazing future and at once rupture and continuity, erasure of the past and heritage, the end of an era and the beginning of a new one? A spiritual one? A cosmic one?

The purpose of this work is therefore to seek the new forms of the sound expressions and storytelling, when the narrator has the perfect tools to represent contemporary society, differently and idealistically which is characterized by globalization, suppression of geographical and meta geographical borders, labyrinth of thoughts and blending of languages.


The Songs of the American Prophets is a journey through the mysteries of our own existence and somehow the artistic justification of our existence. We believe this work has an answer to those questions. Just listen.


POETRY ORCHESTRA / THE SONGS OF THE AMERICAN PROPHETS


1 - THE NEW MOON WRITTEN BY DAVID DEPHY PERFORMED BY KASSIE J RUNYAN / AARON FISCHER / DAVID DEPHY


2 - SILENCE ON BAY SHORE WRITTEN BY DAVID DEPHY PERFORMED BY RONALD R. BREMNER / DAVID DEPHY


3 - LIPSTICK WRITTEN BY PATRICIA CARRAGON PERFORMED BY PATRICIA CARRAGON


4 - IF YOU KNOW WRITTEN BY DAVID DEPHY PERFORMED BY JOSHUA CORWIN / THELMA T. REYNA / DAVID DEPHY / JUDY TUREK


5 - SPEED FORTH THE DARKNESS WRITTEN BY STEPHEN FRECH PERFORMED BY STEPHEN FRECH / DAVID DEPHY


6 - THE MOROCCAN CURTAIN WRITTEN BY MARYAM S. ALIKHANI PERFORMED BY MARYAM S ALIKHANI / DAVID DEPHY


7 - #22 WRITTEN BY LUCAS HIRSCH PERFORMED BY LUCAS HIRSCH / DAVID DEPHY


8 - IDEALISTS WRITTEN BY DAVID DEPHY PERFORMED BY MARYAM S. ALIKHANI / DAVID DEPHY


9 - THE HUMANIST WRITTEN BY WAYNE MILLER PERFORMED BY WAYNE MILLER / DAVID DEPHY


10 - IF A STORY OF HEAVEN WRITTEN BY DAVID DEPHY PERFORMED BY BILLY LAMONT / ALEXIS RHONE FANCHER / DAVID DEPHY


11 - MICHIGAN WRITTEN BY GLORIA MONAGHAN PERFORMED BY GLORIA MONAGHAN / DAVID DEPHY


12 - DON’T LISTEN TO THAT NOISE WRITTEN BY DAVID DEPHY PERFORMED BY DAVID DEPHY


MUSIC / SOUND ENGINEERING / SOUND EFFECTS / MIXING BY SAPHILEAUM

THE COVER ART BY SAPHILEAUM

THE COVER ART AND THE CONCEPT OF POETRY ORCHESTRA IS CREATED BY DAVID DEPHY


POETRY ORCHESTRA / THE SONGS OF THE AMERICAN PROPHETS

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