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Dickinson Songs: A Multimedia Recital at the University of Michigan, October 1, 2015
October 1, 2015 / 8:00 pm–10:00 pmFree
Dickinson Songs: A Multimedia Recital
Poetry of Emily Dickinson. Songs of Logan Skelton.
Thursday, October 1, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
University of Michigan, Stamps Auditorium
1226 Murfin Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
The music for this recital consists of two books of songs composed by Logan Skelton set to poetry of Emily Dickinson. The performance of the songs is combined with projected images timed to correlate with each moment in the poetry and music. The recital seeks to bring the audience deep into the unique artistic world of Emily Dickinson.
Dickinson Songs, Book 1: An Intimate Nature (2005)
My River runs to thee –
How soft a Caterpillar steps –
Your Riches – taught me – Poverty
Within my Garden rides a Bird
A Thought went up my mind today –
If you were coming in the Fall
I reason, Earth is short –
I felt a Funeral, in my Brain
Good Morning – Midnight
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Dickinson Songs, Book 2: The Unknown Peninsula (2008)
A word is dead
That I did always love
The Moon is distant from the Sea –
I had been hungry, all the Years –
Pain – has an Element of Blank –
She dealt her pretty words like Blades –
To be forgot by thee
A Rat surrendered here
The Whole of it came not at once –
If I’m lost – now
Now I lay thee down to Sleep
The earth has many keys.