Academic journal article Journal of Singing

Recovering

Academic journal article Journal of Singing

Recovering

Article excerpt

This combination of two poems by Muriel Rukeyser seems to describe a person recovering from a debilitating illness. At once depressing and hopeful that "Something again is beginning to be born," it evokes powerful feelings. Biscardi's dissonant musical style complements the disjunct elements of the text.

Chester Biscardi, Director of the Music Program at Sarah Lawrence College (William Schuman Chair in Music), has a catalog of numerous instrumental compositions from the 1970s and 1980s. In his own words ("Composer's Thoughts" on his website), "In the mid-70's I was concerned with integrating the theoretical and technical elements of music with philosophical and literary ideas." In the 1980s he wanted "to explore other materials and began to think in different harmonic languages." In the 1990s he began to turn more to text setting as a way to broaden his sense of "integrating styles and exploring new materials" while continuing "along the path I began in the mid-70s. …

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