Guest Artist Recital: Svetozar Ivanov, piano

Oct 13, 2021

07:30 PM

Voxman Music Building, Recital Hall - 2301

93 East Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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Svetozar Ivanov, piano

View the program here: https://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/islandora/object/ui%3A29356

The Mystery of Stillness
(nine vignettes inspired by poetry)
Svetozar Ivanov - piano

--part I--

...and solitary still...
music by Henry Cowell - Aeolian Harp
poetry by Sappho - fragments 46 and 58
Ancient Greek reading by Sister of Iris - fragments by Sappho
fresco – Sappho, Naples National Archaeological Museum

The Moon
music by George Crumb - The Magic Circle of Infinity
poetry by Jorge Luis Borges - The Moon

The Gate of the Sea
music by Luciano Berio - Wasserklavier
poetry by E. E. Cummings – from “maggie and milly and molly and may”
painting by Catherine Bourdon-Marçais - The Gate of the Sea
dance/choreography by Bliss Kohlmyer
director of choreography – Dora Arreola

Romance Sentimentale
music by Galina Ustvolskaya - Piano Sonata No. 6
poetry by Anna Akhmatova - Listening to Singing
film footage by Sergel Eisenstein - Romance Sentimentale (1930)
dance/choreography by Bliss Kohlmyer
director of choreography – Dora Arreola

[. . . . . . . . . . . .]
music by Eric Satie - Tango perpétuel, Jerzy Petersburski – The Last Sunday,
Rezso Seress – Gloomy Sunday
poetry by Federico García Lorca - First Launching, [..............], Leave-taking
animation by Leslee Smucker

"Intermission" (short film)

--part II--

music by Lou Harrison - Tandy’s Tango, Stacy Garrop - Teeny Tango,
Frederic Rzewski – Steptangle
poetry by Alejandra Pizarnik – Before, Naming You, Being
animation by Leslee Smucker

music by Alexander Scriabin - Désir, Caresse densée, op. 57
poetry by Octavio Paz - Touch
animation by Leslee Smucker

My Heart
music by Luciano Berio - Brin, Erdenklavier
poetry by Guillaume Apollinaire - The Farewell, Heart
film footage by Dimitri Kirsanoff - Brumes d'automne (1928)

music by John Cage - 4'33
poetry by E. E. Cummings – The mystery of stillness, Silence

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