Ned Rorem in Cincinnati - 5 December, 1975

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 154:

In Cincinnati fro the new piece. If sound were taste, Tommy Schipper's version of Air Music would resemble the best sour cream mashed with hand-picked gooseberries: smooth without slickness, tart without bitterness, a healthful dessert. An unexpected surprise is that the music does sound like air - like a mean wind through flaming leaves of yew. A barrel of ice cubes flung into an enamel aviary. And so forth.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 154. accessed: 6 December, 2023

location of experience: Cincinnati


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

Listening to

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Air Music
written by Ned Rorem
performed by Tommy Schipper

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 December, 1975
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:39:36 +0100
Approved on Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:14:41 +0000