Exploring Adaptation: Andrew Mauzey and Jeff Stillion of Circle the Earth

Jeff Stillion and Andy Mauzey
Jeff Stillion and Andy Mauzey
Jeff Stillion and Andrew  Mauzey

Frequent collaborators Andrew Mauzey and Jeff Stillion were inspired to explore adaptation through the genres of poetry and music. Stillion wrote the poems. Mauzey—drawing upon the imagery, themes, and language of these poems—adapted them to song. What you will find here are three of these poetry to song sketches.

Read Jeff Stillion’s poems here: Three Poems by Jeff Stillion

According to Mauzey, “Prosperity” inspired “Last Leaf,” “To P.L” inspired “Light up the Sun,” and “Ms. in Black” inspired “Ms. in Black.”

Listen to Andrew Mauzey’s song adaptations here:

Andrew Mauzey and Jeff Stillion write and perform with Circle the Earth, a Los Angeles-based indie-folk band. You can find their debut album Homespun and follow-up EP Hey! on iTunes. They also have a sporadically updated Facebook page: facebook.com/Circle.the.Earth.

Check out more from this duo:
Circle the Earth’s music is also available on iTunes.
Andrew Mauzey
Andrew Mauzey

Andrew Mauzey is a writer and musician living in Southern California. He has degrees from New York University and Chapman University and teaches writing and literature at Biola University. He has worked with a number of entertainment groups including Nickelodeon, TBS, MTV, Cosmic Entertainment, Make a Film Foundation, and Ireland’s Hot Press Magazine, and he occasionally teaches screenwriting for Relativity Education, a division of Relativity Media. He is a founding member of Circle the Earth, a Los Angeles-based indie-folk band.

 

Jeff Stillion
Jeff Stillion

 

Jeff Stillion is a Los Angeles-based poet. His works are largely informed by his faith, relational tensions, and stylistically offer attempts to build upon the aesthetic appeal of poetry. Other writing avenues include expressions in folk song and philosophical non-fiction. He is a founding member of Circle the Earth—a Los Angeles-based indie-folk band—and has launched a variety of online blogs and podcasts discussing art and culture.  

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