The poem ‘Invisible Strings’ by Hicham Bensassi has been performed by the Counter-culturalist, playwright and spoken word artist Lee Harris and included on the album: ‘Lee Harris meets River Styx – Angel Headed Hip Hop (Genepool/Universal Music Ltd) & also featuring: Aldous Huxley, Howard Marks, Brian Barritt, Henk Targowski & more.
Hicham Bensassi & Lee Harris
“A heady mix of both spoken word poetry and fractured samples. The album is recontextualising the beat poets into the modern age” K&C Daily Times
The 21st century equivalent of the early experiments with beat poetry and improvised jazz…A slice of life, a slice of history” Upsetter Magazine
Listen to Hicham Bensassi’s poem ‘Invisible Strings’ performed by Lee Harris and the rest of the album: ‘Lee Harris meets River Styx – Angel Headed Hip Hop’- HERE
Also further collaborations include the experimental piece ‘Hunterland’ which comprises of a ‘Cut-up’ poem by Hicham Bensassi deriving from an orginal piece written by Lee Harris in 1976 – This was included as part of the 50th Anniversary symposium of the seminal book ‘Naked Lunch’ by William burroughs and has been included and can be heard on Nakedlunch.org
Here is the film ‘The Road to the beat Hotel’, documenting the unveiling of the placque at the Beat Hotel: which features Jean-Jacques Lebel, Hicham Bensassi, Lee Harris, Eddie Woods & Oliver Harris.