Ned Rorem in New York - 24 May, 1983

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 404:

At eight, Otto Luening's concert at the old Julliard on Claremont, with at least one wondrous piece. Twenty-two flutists arranged themselves in a circle around the audience, then began to warble, entering one by one, consecutively, until all twenty-two had tuned the hall into an aviary of whistling delight. Then, one by one, they dropped out, and all disappeared.
cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 404. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435617798275 accessed: 28 September, 2021

location of experience: New York

Listeners

Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]
1923-

Listening to

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music by Otto Luening
written by Otto Luening

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 May, 1983
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:43:18 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:08:26 +0000