Ned Rorem in New York City - 14 October, 1990

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 200:

Listened to Assembly and Fall, the 25-minute unrevised version, for the first time in a decade. What an overreaching, pretentious mess. It's my most diffuse, willfully ugly piece, aimless and exasperating. But the last five minutes are masterful, frightening and original in their evocation of hopeless eradication. 

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 200. accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: New York City


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

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Assembly and Fall
written by Ned Rorem

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 October, 1990
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:43:16 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:37:09 +0000