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Calligrammes – A Song Cycle of Visual Poetry
April 28, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Calligrammes is a new song cycle for soprano Ariadne Greif and composer / accordionist Albert Behar that celebrates the centennial of Guillaume Apollinaire’s visual poetry. Inspired by Dadaism, Futurism, and Cubism, Apollinaire set his poems in the shapes of doves, flowers, and clocks. Behar’s compositions bring Apollinaire’s poetic spontaneity into the musical realm, interpreting the zigzagging stanzas as a visual music score. Original costumes by designer Gretchen Vitamvas embed the poems into the very fabric of Ariadne’s evening gown and Albert’s three-piece suit. Reception to follow.
April 28, 2016.
6pm. Princeton Art Museum