Inner Sounds: The Themes of Nature and Identity. “Nature is what we hear.”
Conference paper by Aloma Bardi. A Collaboration of ICAMus with Lyceum Club Internazionale Firenze, May 16, 2022.
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.
In the image above: Screenshot (Cover Image) from Aloma Bardi’s PowerPoint Presentation Il verso di poeti e poetesse statunitensi, ispiratore di musica. “Nature is what we hear.” The antique 18th-19th cent. marbleized paper patterns used as background for 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, http://www.edickinson.org
READ AND DOWNLOAD ALOMA BARDI’S ESSAY IL VERSO DI POETI E POETESSE STATUNITENSI, ISPIRATORE DI MUSICA. "NATURE IS WHAT WE HEAR," A COLLABORATION OF ICAMus WITH LYCEUM CLUB INTERNAZIONALE DI FIRENZE: COMPLETE ESSAY WITH FOOTNOTES, POWERPOINT PRESENTATION, AND ALOMA BARDI'S INTRODUCTION TO THE MAY 16, 2022 EVENT (LECTURES AND CONCERT) AT THE LYCEUM:
Read & download: Aloma Bardi - “Nature” Is What We Hear - Complete essay with footnotes (PDF).
Read & download: Aloma Bardi - “Nature” Is What We Hear - PowerPoint presentation (PDF).
Read & Download: Aloma Bardi - Suoni interiori: I temi della Natura e dell’Identità - Introduzione (PDF).
In the image above: Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), The Icebergs, 1861, Dallas Museum of Art.
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.
Read and download the complete detailed program (PDF) of the event Suoni interiori: I temi della Natura e dell’Identità - Relazioni e Concerto (as part of the ongoing ICAMus project Poets and Composers from the United States and the American Art Song) including all song texts and translations. Songs by Lori Laitman, Aaron Copland, Luigi Zaninelli, and Samuel Barber; texts by Mary Oliver, Emily Dickinson, James Agee, and Frederic Prokosch. New translations, from the English into Italian, of Mary Oliver, James Agee and Frederic Prokosch, as well as the text of Zaninelli’s Dickinson “Epigrams,” by Aloma Bardi.
The printed program was available for the audience at the Lyceum Club Internazionale di Firenze on the day of the event, Monday, May 16, 2022, at 4:30 PM.
PLEASE 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.