Ned Rorem in Detroit - early , month unknown, 1986

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 9:

As always, Will and I alternated in chatting to the hall, he introducing the Debussy groups, I introducing mine. And as always, before War Scenes, I explained that although there's no such thing as Political Music - not at least in the sense that music can change rather than merely heighten our feelings about things (music doesn't turn bad people good) - I had nevertheless in 1969 wanted to make a statement about the Vietnam War, as a pacifist and a Quaker. I added that Whitman's prose, although pertaining to the Civil War, could as well pertain to the Trojan War, or to Korea, or …   more >>

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 9. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Detroit


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

Listening to

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music by Claude Debussy
written by Claude Debussy
performed by William Parker, Ned Rorem
music by Ned Rorem
written by Ned Rorem
performed by William Parker, Ned Rorem

Experience Information

Date/Time early , month unknown, 1986
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 23:37:35 +0100
Approved on Sun, 31 Jan 2016 23:30:58 +0000