Transcendence Interrupted: Composing 'Scenes from Crow'

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Dwyer, B. 2014. Transcendence Interrupted: Composing 'Scenes from Crow'. Diatribe Records. https://doi.org/DIAC017
TitleTranscendence Interrupted: Composing 'Scenes from Crow'
AuthorsDwyer, B.
Abstract

This essay accompanies the CD recording of my composition Scenes from Crow - a nine-movement work for amplified mixed ensemble inspired by the poetry of Ted Hughes, in particular his Crow poems (1971, Faber). The essay explains how the composition maps the themes of Hughes's Crow poems - myth, feminism, patriarchy, the issues of modern technology, etc., in ways analogous to the literary term ekphrasis, whereby that term is employed more broadly under the rubric of 'sonic ekphrasis'; that is, how sound can capture and illuminate the imagery invoked in poetic works.

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Publisher or commissioning bodyDiatribe Records
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Print02 Oct 2014
Online01 Jan 2015
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Deposited24 Sep 2018
Accepted20 Feb 2014
Output statusPublished
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Essay accompanying the CD "Scenes from Crow" released by Diatribe Records

Web address (URL)https://shop.diatribe.ie/album/scenes-from-crow
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/DIAC017
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