21 October 2011

liszt listening lists

2011 is Hungarian pianist–composer Franz Liszt's bicentenary. Among other things, he composed orchestral music he called "symphonic poems" that interpreted poems, paintings or other non-musical sources. "As a twist on this idea, the Charlotte Street Arts Centre will host visual artists and writers to interpret, during the concert, the musical works presented" (from the Program).

Artist–jeweller/metalsmith–educator Brigitte Clavette to my left.

Peter Allen at the Yamaha baby grand piano, audience, my orange toque that's been to Hungary, and pen on my journal.

Megan MacKay writing in her journal to my right (+ an audience man with camera also at back of the auditorium).

Cover of my near-instant chapbook of my "symphonic poem" written Wednesday evening, 19 October 2011: signed and numbered limited edition of 50 copies, colour LED-printed on cover stock throughout, hand-bound by the author–publisher with raw linen thread; 12 pages self-cover, 5.5" (w) x 8.5" (h). Fredericton, NB: Broken Jaw Press, ISBN 978-1-55391-110-4. CSAC fundraiser special: $15 + shipping & GST. Order from sales @ brokenjaw.com. See www.brokenjaw.com/catalog/pg132.htm

Below, by way of example, is an image of one of the inside pages showing a typeset version of the poem overtop of an image of its original handwritten journal pages.

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