The Wind is a podcast by Fil Corbitt (they/them), made at a handmade desk in the Sierra Nevada. This performance will mix script reading, interview clips and immersive soundscapes to create a full audio experience. Fil has performed The Wind at Treefort the last three years, and their work has appeared on NPR, CBC, Outside Magazine, 99% Invisible, Snap Judgement and The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, among many others.
You can only hear the wind in relation to what it’s scraping up against. Fil’s podcast The Wind works that way too: though it’s usually made from a quiet desk in the woods in a mountain wilderness, the show often touches on topics more loud and confronting. From the politics of sound (Whip Law: an exploration of Reno’s houseless whip culture, aired nationally), to queer spaces (They/Them), radical Brazilian punk, train yards, and rodeo chutes, Fil’s work aims to observe and meditate on the way sound shapes our lives both overtly and ethereally. You can learn more at TheWind.org.
The evening will also feature local Boise artist, All Around Cowboy. In live shows blending folk music and performance poetry with kabbalistic mysticism, his work explores alternative Americanas. Both his music and his poetry are structured around loops: layered chords and ambiences as well as repeating names and images. His other projects include the podcast Sage Country Fragments, the found sound project The Living Room Orchestra, and the stage plays Has This Ever Happened To You? and Administrative Leave.