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KRIS DELMHORST CD RELEASE ‘‘We have come to the place where everything is music,’’ Kris Delmhorst (above) sings on her bold and brilliant experiment, ‘‘Strange Conversations.’’ She proves her thesis by carving modern songs from the work of centuries of poets, from Robert Herrick to George Eliot to E.E. Cummings. She freely reinvents some, whittling down the flowery Victorian verse of Walt Whitman and Robert Browning. Shorter works, by Lord Byron and Edna St. Vincent Millay, are set to elegant, snugly fitting melodies, as if she’d overheard them humming as they wrote. But in the finest bardic tradition, Delmhorst takes possession of every line, singing from deep within her own life and times. She veers from hellish despair to doe-eyed optimism, aching torch song to playful jazz romp, giving hot new life to these wise old voices until you’d swear you were listening to heaven’s own hootenanny. - Scott Alarik Somerville Theater, 55 Davis Square, Somerville. 617-931-2000. 8 p.m. $20, 25.
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KRIS DELMHORST CD RELEASE

‘‘We have come to the place where everything is music,’’ Kris Delmhorst (above) sings on her bold and brilliant experiment, ‘‘Strange Conversations.’’ She proves her thesis by carving modern songs from the work of centuries of poets, from Robert Herrick to George Eliot to E.E. Cummings. She freely reinvents some, whittling down the flowery Victorian verse of Walt Whitman and Robert Browning. Shorter works, by Lord Byron and Edna St. Vincent Millay, are set to elegant, snugly fitting melodies, as if she’d overheard them humming as they wrote. But in the finest bardic tradition, Delmhorst takes possession of every line, singing from deep within her own life and times. She veers from hellish despair to doe-eyed optimism, aching torch song to playful jazz romp, giving hot new life to these wise old voices until you’d swear you were listening to heaven’s own hootenanny.
- Scott Alarik

Somerville Theater, 55 Davis Square, Somerville. 617-931-2000. 8 p.m. $20, 25.
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