Radiant Poison is a new music and video project: a blend of futuristic opera, avant-spoken word, and gothic chamber electronica—set in a dreamworld of city and ocean-scapes where poetry comes alive in the movement of language through the voice and body.
Capricious moon peeks through a window, descends a staircase of clouds, fills the room radiant poison…Beauty gathers iteself out of darkness. Her black hair streams out... ‘You will love what I love and what loves me: men who have green eyes, whose throats know my nocturnal caresses…clouds, silence, and the night; the sea immense and green; the multiform waters; the sinister flowers that resemble sensors of an unknown religion…” Among the petals of night flowers, monsters sleep…
— Inspired by Charles Baudelaire’s poem, ‘The Blessings of the Moon’ (1869). Translated by Misha.
from Radiant Poison,
released February 18, 2022
Misha Penton: composer, soprano, words, films, producer
with original contributions from George Heathco, guitar and Chris Becker, beats. Music mastered by Todd Hulslander at Houston Public Media.
Misha Penton is a singer, composer, and filmmaker. Her music is a blend of futuristic art song, sound poetry, and chamber
electronica—you will hear the rise and fall of her many layered voices, and the swirling guitars and electronic sound worlds created her Misha and her collaborators....more