“DJ chill littéraire” LAPKAT (Lisa Greenaway) creates lyrical, kinetic mixes of global rhythm and melody, multilingual poetry and story. The LAPKAT project is a global exploration of poetic language and oral storytelling, a person-to-person, contemporary, collaborative journey into the stories and voices that unite and the cultures that define.
Lisa Greenaway has been working with spoken word poetry and storytelling for two decades as a performer, producer, soundscape creator, writer and broadcaster. From the innovative spoken word / soundscape production team ‘Howlings in the Head’ and her seminal weekly program ‘SubText’ on Melbourne’s TripleRFM in the 1990s; through her work with poetry and experimental documentary at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio National and Triple J; as co-founder of the Word Wrestling Federation, Australia’s first team slam series; as editor of international spoken word journal ‘Going Down Swinging’ and co-host of Uber Lingua’s ‘Dialectic Radio’ – her focus has always been on the art of oral storytelling within the context of sound/music listening experiences.
As a spoken word artist Lisa collaborated with producers, musicians and poets throughout the 1990s-2000’s – including David Macken, Phil Wales, Trevor Brown and Richard Watts – performing around Australia in festivals and venues and on radio, as well as producing many live events featuring spoken word artists, songwriters, mcs, musicians, visual and sound artists. Her spoken word tracks can be heard on Going Down Swinging CDs and on various CD/video compilations.