Inner Sounds: The Themes of Nature and Identity. “Nature Is What We Hear.” Lecture by Aloma Bardi Published in the In-Depth Section.
A new ICAMus publication is accessible on the ICAMus Website, In-Depth Section: Inner Sounds: The Themes of Nature and Identity. “Nature is what we hear,” the conference paper by Aloma Bardi presented at the Lyceum Club Internazionale Firenze, May 16, 2022; a collaboration of ICAMus with the Florence Lyceum.
A new journey with Aloma Bardi through the American Romantic imagination—philosophy, poetry, art—and its impact on the American Art Song. A collaboration of ICAMus with Lyceum Club Internazionale Firenze & SguardiDanza. In Italian, with slides including original texts & documents, and visual art; the Essay is published (PDF) with its accompanying PowerPoint Presentation, and Aloma Bardi's Introduction to the event.
Please read, view and download the lecture HERE.
In the image above, Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900). Niagara (1857). Corcoran Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
The three following images are screenshots from Aloma Bardi’s presentation Inner Sounds: The Themes of Nature and Identity. “Nature is what we hear” – Lyceum Club Internazionale Firenze, Palazzo Adami Lami, Florence, May 16, 2022. The complete PowerPoint presentation (PDF; 51 slides inclusive of text, archival documents, and visual art) can be viewed and downloaded with the Essay, on the In-Depth Section of the ICAMus Website.
The antique 18th-19th cent. marbleized paper patterns used as background for the cover image and some slides of this presentation are from the historic Linari Library, formerly owned by the Bardi-Grassini Family, now donated to the Biblioteca Antica del Sacro Eremo di Camaldoli (Arezzo, Italy). The fragment of Emily Dickinson’s manuscript is from her poem “Nature” is what we see, J668, Fr721 (1863); Poems: Loose sheets, MS Am 1118.3 (293). Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Digitized and accessible at: Emily Dickinson Archive.
For this much appreciated collaboration, ICAMus and Aloma Bardi extend their thanks to the Lyceum Club Internazionale di Firenze, Sezione Musica and Sezione Letteratura, and to their respective Presidents and Vice-Presidents: Eleonora Negri (with special thanks) and Irene Weber-Froboese; Annalisa Adami and Franca Fazzini.
In the photo below: Aloma Bardi presenting on Inner Sounds: The Themes of Nature and Identity. “Nature is what we hear” at the Lyceum Club Internazionale di Firenze on May 16, 2022.
In the photo above: View of Florence and the River Arno from the windows of the Lyceum Club Internazionale Firenze-Palazzo Adami Lami, on the occasion of the May 16, 2022 ICAMus-Lyceum event Inner Sounds: The Themes of Nature and Identity. Lectures and Concert including Aloma Bardi’s paper “Nature is what we hear.” Photo: Aloma Bardi-ICAMus.
PLEASE ALSO VIEW, READ & DOWNLOAD THE MATERIALS FROM THE PREVIOUS CHAPTERS OF THE ONGOING PROJECT THE AMERICAN ART SONG: POETS AND COMPOSERS FROM THE UNITED STATES:
Find the program of the ICAMus-Lyceum Events in Florence, May 16-18, 2022. Inner Sounds: The Themes of Nature and Identity; Aloma Bardi and Nicole Panizza, Directors HERE.
Find Lo sguardo poetico americano. “America is a Poem.” Video presentation by Aloma Bardi: A Collaboration of ICAMus with Lyceum Club Internazionale Firenze, May 17, 2021. Video-lecture, published with all accompanying in-depth materials (PDF) HERE.
See the 2021 ICAMus-Lyceum program and the accompanying in-depth materials on the Lyceum Website HERE.