Premiered in October 2014 at a live reading at DIXON Place in NYC, GROWL, Noterdaeme's sly adaptation of Allen Ginsberg's HOWL, transplants the seminal poem about New York City in the Fifties to gentrified the New York City of the 21st Century. Noterdaeme subsequentlyexpanded the project and created an entire booklet that adapted all 11 poems included in the beat poet's first publication, Howl and Other Poems.
Growl and Other Poems, published by the independent French publishing house, is now available on AMAZON. Click here to order.
The wonder of the thing is not that Noterdaeme has found a fellowship with Ginsberg, but that he, from the very depths, seems to have illuminated the terminus of the Whitmanic line.
I fervently admire Filip Noterdaeme’s nomadic provocations, his pungent iconoclasm, his Duchampian refusals and backflips. Growl applies topical intellectual ointment exactly where the wounds are; we find ourselves salved by his fugitive shenanigans and rigorous coquetries. May the Noterdaeme carnival keep touring the world and entertaining all readers hungry for high-wire manifestos!
Filip Noterdaeme has done it again! Clearly he will leave no tome unturned in his quest to reignite the passionate power of art. Total appropriation can only lead to revolution in the hands of someone so fearless and reckless!