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Celestial Twins? A Symposium on Music and Poetry at NYU

February 28, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On February 28th, 2013, from 4pm to 9pm, The Gallatin Writing Program at NYU presents Celestial Twins, a one-day program of interdisciplinary discussions, poetry readings, and performances, exploring the relationship between Music and Poetry. Poets, scholars and musicians will all join forces to help question the immediacy of experience, the materiality of the score and of sound, the role of improvisation and voice, and the porous lines between hearing, reading, imagining, and remembering.

This event is co-organized by the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study and the Poetry Society of America, with the support of the NYU Humanities Initiative.

The event is Free and Open to the public.


Discussion with scholars, musicians, and poets, including Emily Fragos, Lisa Goldfarb, Wayne Koestenbaum, and Michael Zapruder, moderated by Gregory Erickson.


Wayne Koestenbaum reads selected poems; Mohammed Fairouz introduces new musical compositions, including settings of Koestenbaum’s work; poet Susan Howe and musician David Grubbs perform an excerpt from their collaboration “Frolic Architecture.”


7:30pm-9pm :
Performances by Infuse Chamber Ensemble, jazz musician and poet Roy Nathanson, and songwriter, composer and phonographer Michael Zapruder, who recently set poems to music for his album Pink Thunder.


February 28, 2013
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
1 Washington Place
New York City, 10003


The Gallatin Writing Program
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