Poem No. 8 The Thread (feat. Gregory Uhlmann) by Barra Brown by Cavity Search Records published on 2017-02-06T17:32:27Z Poem Project captures the beauty of interpretation through the unique story each musician is moved to tell when interpreting the same song. The project started with an unexpected performance of Brown’s instrumental song Poem by guitarist Adam Brock (Old Wave) and Brown’s realization that his initial vision for the mood and sound of the piece was not the only one. This curiosity of how other musicians might interpret, arrange, and build on one song sparked the idea for Poem Project . The original piece was derived from Claude Debussy’s Girl with the Flaxen Hair and appeared twice on Brown’s album Songs for A Young Heart: in it’s original form and Brock’s interpretation. Brown then asked eight different musicians from around the country to write lyrics to and arrange their own version of the song Poem. Brown’s collaborative project spanned several years between Winter 2014 and Spring 2017 and includes members from Radiation City and The Shins, Ages and Ages, The Westerlies, and musicians from L.A, New York City, Austin, and Brown’s hometown of Portland, OR.