WILLIAM BEALE

 

is an Australian spoken word artist, “a boy howling his way into the world," and the author/composer of They Call Us Loud.

Currently in Singapore, he performs internationally and was the recent recipient of Canada's Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity's 2017 Spoken Word program, studying under Buddy Wakefield and Tanya Evanson.

William represented Victoria at the Australian Poetry Slam 2016, and has performed at the Sydney Opera House, the Esplanade, Georgetown Literary Festival, Ubud Writers Festival, White Night Melbourne, and more.

As a convener and producer of the arts, he's the Former Creative Producer of Slamalamadingdong and Co-founder of If Walls Could Talk.

His forthcoming album, Homecoming, combines poetry and
house music to tell a story of journey and returning.

Photography by Jon Gresham and Brendan Bonsack.

 

LIVE PERFORMANCES

and music videos.

 

POETRY FILMs

I made for other poets and friends.

coming soon

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They Call Us Loud Vol. 1

by William Beale

Combining the infectious energy of spoken word and bedroom folk music, They Call Us Loud explores 18 odes to louder living; transporting you to churches, cemeteries, or windswept cliffs. The minds eye of each poems creation.

Listen to the full album on Spotify, Bandcamp or iTunes.

CURRENT PROJECTS

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homecoming (2017)

A collaborative album between TUNA and myself, fusing together spoken word and house music. It combines a journey of belonging and returning with the fresh, flowing beats of house. Homecoming seeks to push the art form of spoken word into new, mainstream spaces such as clubs and music festivals. Releasing in 2017.

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@Dogeareddarlings

An ongoing Instagram platform that promotes and showcases my favourite poetry books by sharing some of their best poems - the dogeared darlings I constantly revisit.

Follow @DogearedDarlings on Insta.

 
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learning to: (         )

A series of self-help zines featuring short poems in the form of cursive writing exercises. Each sentence written is an exercise in learning to heal past trauma.

"decay" art series

A collaborative art series with BlankMalaysia, focusing on the theme of Decay. Featuring decaying artwork and poems lost in translation.

PREss & praise

"for outside voices / not inside readings. / This is for the having / not for the keeping.

Whether epigram or broad dedication, Beale’s poetry is exuberant, arriving in a rush of words and images. It’s easy to imagine him having a good time on stage."

- Ali Jane Smith, The Australian

"The world of “rowdy gods” into which William elegantly erupts is a bullring with no toreadors– just two huffing bulls and an audience tossing endless roses into the fight. Both bulls win. The roses don’t go unnoticed."

- Bill Moran, poet & author of 'Oh God, Oh God, Get Out'

"Beale's poems are an ode to living, a playful questioning, a revolutionary sound off, the sweetest salve. They are urgent incantations, calling us to participate in the creation of a better world; where we are all allowed to say, "I come from a star, a sun and a moon. / I come from the dawn of time. / I come from here. / and I come from you. "

- Caits Meissner, poet, educator & author of 'Let It Die Hungry'

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upcoming shows

Check back often for updates, or book me for your city.

 

7pm, 25th & 26th August - One-Mic Stand, Singapore Night Festival 2017