An exploration of American music and poetry, focusing on the theme of Nature. A collaboration of ICAMus with Lyceum Club Internazionale Firenze & SguardiDanza. The project Lo sguardo poetico americano is directed by Aloma Bardi & Nicole Panizza. In Italian, with slides including original texts & documents, and visual art.
Lo sguardo poetico americano. Poeti e compositori dagli Stati Uniti e la produzione americana di “Art Songs.” Part 1 - Natura e lirismo: “America is a Poem.” Aloma Bardi's ICAMus lecture for Lyceum Club Internazionale Firenze, May 17, 2021. The presentation is linked to music tracks from the CD Emergence—settings of Emily Dickinson poetry—an album by Emergence Music, Nadine Benjamin (soprano) and Nicole Panizza (piano), Stone Records 2019.
The video is published on the ICAMus channels with all accompanying in-depth materials, accessible (PDF) from this page.
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READ AND DOWNLOAD THE IN-DEPTH MATERIALS COMPLEMENTING THE PRESENTATION. PLEASE NOTE: THIS LECTURE IS NOT ONLY MEANT TO BE LISTENED TO (INCLUDING THE MUSIC TRACKS LINKED TO IT). ITS FULL UNDERSTANDING RELIES ON READING THE SLIDES, AND LOOKING AT THE ARCHIVAL IMAGES AND ARTWORK.
Read & download: Aloma Bardi - America is a Poem - Complete essay with footnotes (PDF).
Read & download: Aloma Bardi - America is a Poem - PowerPoint presentation (PDF).
Read & download: Aloma Bardi - America is a Poem - List of music tracks with direct interactive links (PDF).
Read & download: Aloma Bardi - America is a Poem - Song texts and translations (PDF).
Read & download: Aloma Bardi - America is a Poem - Comments by Duo Emergence (PDF).
Read & download: Aloma Bardi - America is a Poem - Bibliography (PDF).
This page is illustrated with screen shots and slides from Aloma Bardi’s video lecture Lo sguardo poetico americano. “America is a Poem.” The original artwork featured in the illustrations is by Antonella Bardi-SguardiDanza Centro per la Coreografia e le Arti Visive: Emily Dickinson’s Herbarium Reimagined, mixed media collages 1990s-2020; some of the collages were commissioned specifically for this program. In the image below: Aloma Bardi presenting on Poets and Composers from the United States and American Art Song at the ICAMus Studio, on May 17, 2021.
In the photo below: the DUO EMERGENCE (Nadine Benjamin, soprano - Nicole Panizza, piano). Photo © Robert Workman.
Learn more about pianist-musicologist Dr. Nicole Panizza, member of the ICAMus Advisory Board HERE.
Learn more about lyric soprano and mentor Nadine Benjamin, MBE HERE.
WATCH THE VIDEO ON THE ICAMus YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE.
WATCH THE VIDEO ON THE LYCEUM CLUB INTERNAZIONALE FIRENZE YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE.
ACCESS THE IN-DEPTH MATERIALS COMPLEMENTING THE VIDEO ON THE LYCEUM CLUB INTERNAZIONALE FIRENZE WEBSITE HERE.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE LYCEUM CLUB INTERNAZIONALE FIRENZE AND VISIT THE ORGANIZATION'S WEBSITE HERE.
In the photo above: Emily Dickinson (1830-1886); Daguerreotype, c. 1847; Amherst College Archives & Special Collections.
Images above and below: Slides from Aloma Bardi's PowerPoint presentation Lo sguardo poetico americano. Poeti e compositori dagli Stati Uniti e la produzione americana di “Art Songs.” Part 1 - Natura e lirismo: “America is a Poem,” including original texts & documents, and visual art. The complete presentation (46 slides) is accessible (PDF) on this page.
Photo below: Metamorfosi visive, Emily-Dickinson inspired Collage (mixed media on canvas, 2009) by Antonella Bardi, SguardiDanza-Centro per la Coreografia e le Arti Visive.
Learn more about Antonella Bardi and SguardiDanza-Centro per la Coreografia e le Arti Visive HERE.
Aloma Bardi and ICAMus wish to express special thanks to the Lyceum Club Internazionale Firenze for this wonderful opportunity to collaborate with their prestigious organization. Special thanks to the duo Emergence Music (Nadine Benjamin, soprano - Nicole Panizza, piano) for their inspiring performance of the songs discussed in the video. Special thanks to Antonella Bardi and SguardiDanza for the visual art illuminating this project.
In the photo below: the duo Emergence Music (Nadine Benjamin soprano and Nicole Panizza piano), performing in concert their program A Celebration of American Song, in St. James's Piccadilly, London, on June 14, 2021. Photo courtesy of the performers.
Annalisa Adami - Aloma Bardi - Antonella Bardi - Nadine Benjamin - Boosey and Hawkes - Ed. Mondadori I Meridiani - Franca Fazzini - Fostco Music Press - Juliana Hall - Harvard University Press - Houghton Library Harvard University - ICAMus Special Collections - Giuseppe Ierolli - Lori Laitman - Donatella Lippi - Lyceum Club Internazionale Firenze - Eleonora Negri - Nicole Panizza - E.C. Schirmer – SguardiDanza Centro per la Coreografia e le Arti Visive - Stone Records - Irene Weber-Froboese - Luigi Zaninelli.