"Strange Monsters" Album Release


strangemonsters[dropcap background="no" color="#333333"]L[/dropcap]ast summer I interviewed Bonny Jo Stufflebeam, feminist fiction writer, about the Kickstarter project she successfully funded to create and launch her album with partner Peter Brewer, Strange Monsters. This Feminist Wednesday, I am thrilled to announce the release of her album and encourage you to listen and experience the manifestation of Bonny's project coming to life, and women coming into their own voices:

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"Strange Monsters is a music and words collaboration of fiction and poetry set to contemporary jazz. Read by actors, Stufflebeam’s stories unveil a world where the fantastic is familiar. In these six tracks, each set to one of Brewer’s ethereal compositions, women challenge what’s expected of them and find their voices in unexpected places: Rumpelstiltskin’s wife endures police questioning regarding the disappearance of a local boy; a group of deadbeat friends in love with the same woman encounter the skeletons of various extinct animals on a doomed camping trip; and a cursed ballerina longs to do nothing but dance while forced to contend with two men: her obsessed fan and the jealous director of the ballet company. Brewer wrote each musical composition to accompany each story; these layered pieces utilize a blend of traditional small-group jazz with clarinet, bass clarinet, flugelhorn, and unique sounds created by silverware, various shakers, and even Stufflebeam and Brewer’s cat."


Available here for purchase on iTunes.