Radio Transmission of Wanderer’s Nightsong
Mendocino California’s public station, KZYX.org, transmitted my interpretation of Schubert’s Wanderers Nightsong as part of their show Women’s Voices. I was honored to be featured as the opening song of the May 23th show, featuring a fascinating interview with author Caroline Heller about her recent and compelling book Reading Claudius. In her book, Heller tells the story of her parents before, during and after the Holocaust. To listen to the interview and the song click here.
Lesley University Presentation
On March 30th I had the honor of presenting an academic lecture at Lesley University in celebration of Community of Scholars Day. The topic was The Private and The Public in Research and the Arts where I led the audience into an interdisciplinary presentation exploring the many aspects that relate to our felt, internal worlds and the external, or public world. This topic is of relevance to research methodology, but also to disciplines such as design, music, painting and all arts given they are so much about shareablility and experience. I sang three songs, Clair de Lune (Moonlight) by Fauré, Schumman’s Wehmut (Melancholy) and Schubert’s Nacht und Träume (Night and Dreams) to illustrate some of philosopher Hannah Arendt’s most important concepts regarding the private and public framework. The slides I presented were of paintings of one of France’s most beloved and celebrated 18th century artists, Jean-Antoine Watteau. It was such a special event, and was most thankful to had been selected to present for Lesley’s big conference day.
Passion CD Album
Other exciting news include the release of my new music CD, titled Passion. You can listen to it or purchase it by going to http://xoxi.bandcamp.com/album/passion-album It’s a passionate and melodic journey into the music of six European composers, and my favorite songs of all time too. Don’t forget to check it out! The poems are included as part of the booklet, with translations too.
Evening at IAB, February 2016
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