The Salon, a renowned performance series modeled after the 19th Century European salons, was founded in September 1986 by composer Andrea Clearfield. The Salon was conceived with the idea of integrating different music genres as well as other arts. Here, Katherine presents Bernard Rands' Memo 7, based on a text by Emily Dickinson.
Memo 7 is a tribute to the Sequenza series of Luciano Berio and to the poetry of Emily Dickinson, in a fragmentary and ultimately triumphant work adamant in its portrayal of one woman's ability to overcome abuse and violence.
Bind me — I still can sing —
Banish — my mandolin
Strikes true within —
Slay — and my Soul shall rise
Chanting to Paradise —
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