Guest Artist Recital: Svetozar Ivanov, piano

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Guest Artist Recital: Svetozar Ivanov, piano

October 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Svetozar Ivanov, piano

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The Mystery of Stillness
(nine vignettes inspired by poetry)
Svetozar Ivanov – piano

–part I–

…and solitary still…
music by Henry Cowell – Aeolian Harp
poetry by Sappho – fragments 46 and 58
Ancient Greek reading by Sister of Iris – fragments by Sappho
fresco – Sappho, Naples National Archaeological Museum

The Moon
music by George Crumb – The Magic Circle of Infinity
poetry by Jorge Luis Borges – The Moon

The Gate of the Sea
music by Luciano Berio – Wasserklavier
poetry by E. E. Cummings – from “maggie and milly and molly and may”
painting by Catherine Bourdon-Marçais – The Gate of the Sea
dance/choreography by Bliss Kohlmyer
director of choreography – Dora Arreola

Romance Sentimentale
music by Galina Ustvolskaya – Piano Sonata No. 6
poetry by Anna Akhmatova – Listening to Singing
film footage by Sergel Eisenstein – Romance Sentimentale (1930)
dance/choreography by Bliss Kohlmyer
director of choreography – Dora Arreola

[. . . . . . . . . . . .]
music by Eric Satie – Tango perpétuel, Jerzy Petersburski – The Last Sunday,
Rezső Seress – Gloomy Sunday
poetry by Federico García Lorca – First Launching, […………..], Leave-taking
animation by Leslee Smucker

“Intermission” (short film)

–part II–

music by Lou Harrison – Tandy’s Tango, Stacy Garrop – Teeny Tango,
Frederic Rzewski – Steptangle
poetry by Alejandra Pizarnik – Before, Naming You, Being
animation by Leslee Smucker

music by Alexander Scriabin – Désir, Caresse densée, op. 57
poetry by Octavio Paz – Touch
animation by Leslee Smucker

My Heart
music by Luciano Berio – Brin, Erdenklavier
poetry by Guillaume Apollinaire – The Farewell, Heart
film footage by Dimitri Kirsanoff – Brumes d’automne (1928)

music by John Cage – 4’33
poetry by E. E. Cummings – The mystery of stillnessSilence

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October 13
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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