Hi Roxana, e tutti,
The event in Oakland is somewhat like the downtown Oakland art murmur -
1st Friday of the month the art galleries and neighboring shops stay
open late. There has been quite a crowd and buzz around this. Book/shop
is in a different neighborhood that is gaining its own loyal following
for art murmur-down-the-road-a-ways. All of which is to say, there will
be a lot of extraneous noise! It would be great to have a recording,
even of the 'scene,' - a large crowd expected. The book store is aware
of this but there is nothing concrete about a recording happening.
The violinist is superb, so perhaps he will want to perform the work
again (after all the preparation). Stand by!
On 9/2/2014 11:28 AM, Roxana Preda wrote:
> Dear Margaret,
> Will there be any audio or video recordings for us poor rabbits who
> can't cross oceans and continents to be there?
> And who is doing the readings? These will also be interesting as there
> are so few contemporary renderings of the poetry.
> I say that if somebody bothers to be there with a digital voice
> recorder might succeed in giving us at least an inkling. For the music
> one would need more professional equipment, I guess.
> Quoting "<Margaret Fisher> DIGEST" <[log in to unmask]> on Mon, 1
> Sep 2014 20:02:59 -0700:
>> BOOK/SHOP is pleased to announce a bi-coastal musical event, this
>> Friday, Sept 5th.
>> Join us for an evening of violin works from 1923-1933 by the American
>> poet Ezra Pound. We'll have two violinists playing two different
>> programs at both our Oakland and New York locations.
>> Experimental music specialist Ben Kreith
>> <http://www.oldfirstconcerts.org/artists/685/>will be performing live
>> at our Oakland shop during First Friday activities. There will be two
>> rounds of performance from 7-9 PM. 487 D 49th St., Oakland, CA 94609.
>> The program in Oakland will include:
>> Reading of the Pound poem "Sestina: Altaforte"
>> Sestina: Altaforte (violin)
>> (please note that this performance of the "Sestina: Altaforte" is the
>> US live premier of this work. it has been performed live only once
>> before, in Rome, in 2010.)
>> *Frottola (violin)*
>> *Al poco giorno (violin)
>> *Reading of the Dante Sestina "Al poco giorno"*
>> In New York, musician Mark Golamco <http://markgolamco.com> will be
>> performing at 8 PM. 2 Bond St., lower level, in Manhattan. The
>> program will include:
>> /*Reading of the Pound translation of "Plainte pour la Mort du roi
>> Richard Coeur de Lion"*/
>> /*Plainte pour la Mort du roi Richard Coeur de Lion (violin)
>> /*Part V of Fiddle Music (violin)*/
>> /*Reading of the Pound poem "Guido Cavalcanti Rime" */
>> /*Frottola (violin)*/
>> Pound's music ranges from simple & melodic to the experimental and
>> challenging. We'll be reading the poems associated with the musical
>> pieces as well. The event will be somewhat brief, and standing room
>> only. Light refreshment will be served. Space is limited, so mark
>> your calendars now! Please RSVP or send inquiries to
>> [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>. Please feel free
>> to share this announcement!
>> /This performance made possible by kind permission of Robert Hughes
>> and Margaret Fisher of Second Evening Art Publishing.
>> Erik Heywood
>> /website/ <http://www.book---shop.com/>/
>> blog <http://www.book---shop.com/journal/>
>> /location <http://book---shop.com/eventslocations/>/