Ned Rorem in Nantucket - 30 June, 1985

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 577:

Will Parker arrives Saturday for thirty-six hours of rehearsal. Meanwhile I practice the Ives songs. Although I have a certain respect for some of them (Tom Sails Away is as upsetting as a Griffith movie in slow motion), I take no pleasure in working join them. Those random dissonances, with no concept of the hand!

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 577. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436221595509 accessed: 16 September, 2021

location of experience: Nantucket

Listeners

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

Listening to

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music by Charles Ives
written by Charles Ives
performed by Ned Rorem

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 June, 1985
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:26:36 +0100
Approved on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:00:55 +0000