Ned Rorem in Chicago - 24 March, 1984

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 459:

I caught the tail end of her class [Jan DeGaetani]. Jan's more patient that I, entering on individual singers and discussing their technical vocal problems (or virtues) in relation to the texts they sing, while I'm inclined to address the audience, using the singers as mannequins whom I publicly reclothe in the memory of how I happened to compose this or that song. Jan, of course, is discussing other people's songs and how to approach them technically, while I (in a classroom situation with energy) almost always discuss just my songs and how to approach them literarily.
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Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 459. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Chicago


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

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Experience Information

Date/Time 24 March, 1984
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:43:56 +0100
Approved on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:06:30 +0000