April 23, 2017
“So poets who perhaps attempt to levitate—the process to achieve that, the thing that all poets have in common, the internal material—is the development of the senses to respond to the particular media you’re working in. And since that kind of work has no basis in commercial reality, then the activity must be about developing those monuments to the flowering of the senses.”
This exhibit was at the Whitney Museum, NY in 2016.
February 24, 2017
I'm thrilled that Kortekangas set my poems into the music. "Migrations" is well matched to the driving and intense Kullervo, composed by Sibelius. The Minnesota Orchestra performance, conducted by Osmo Vänskä, recorded here on CD, is stunning and beautiful.
Here are awesome reviews:
San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfchronicle.com/music/article/Sibelius-Kullervo-review-10934690.php
Klassik Heute (Germany)
Pizzicato: Remy Frank's Journal about Classical Music (Luxemburg)
Infodad.com / TransCentury Communications
MusicWeb International (United Kingdom)
The CD is available anywhere, but also at: http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/buy/merchandise/cds-a-merchandise
To get the poems: http://www.wildwoodriver.com/ The four poems are drawn from the books Cloud Birds and Echo and Lightning.
RondoClassic Magazine. (Helsinki, Finland):