Ned Rorem in University of Utah - 31 March, 1966

from 1966, pages 171-172:

Yet I've just returned from a choral concert on campus during which - for twenty minutes or so - I was assailed by pessimism. Sitting along in the front row, concentrating 100 percent on the music (performed with fair accuracy), I was concentrating also 100 percent on the choristers whom I pictured naked and exuding a gamy young smell as they e-nun-ci-a-ted with clear eyes riveted on the conductor's "sculpturing" gestures. Such children, such believers, so eager. I imagined them dead. Which one would be the first, no longer to hear, to see or feel his companions, turn to rot, leave his grief …   more >>
cite as

Ned Rorem, 1966. In The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 171-172. accessed: 2 December, 2023

location of experience: University of Utah


Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]

Listening to

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unspecified setting of 'When I am dead, my dearest' performed by students from University of Utah

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 March, 1966
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19:37:20 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 11:52:02 +0000