Ned Rorem in IRCAM - 8 April, 1984

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 469:

Through a glass screen in an elaborate studio we watch - listen to - the recording session of a brass piece by a Hungarian composer and conductor unknown to me. Over there two trombones fart dryly, back here a horn farts in reply, then three trumpets fart and are answered by a low fart on the tuba. Then they all fart together, but can't seem really to let loose. Don't true artists grandly shit?
cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 469. accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: IRCAM


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

Listening to

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music for Brass Ensemble

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 April, 1984
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:59:09 +0100
Approved on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:09:22 +0000