Rodney Lister - As a Box Kite Is to a Kite (IV. Homeless Heart)




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Published on Mar 29, 2014

Charles Blandy, tenor
Rodney Lister, piano

Homeless Heart

When I think of finishing the work, when I think of the finished work,
a great sadness overtakes me, a sadness paradoxically like joy. The cir-
cumstances of doing put away, the being of it takes possession, like a
tenant in a rented house. Where are you now, homeless heart? Caught
in a hinge, or secreted behind drywall, like your nameless predeces-
sors now that they have been given names? Best not to dwell on our sit-
uation, but to dwell in it is deeply refreshing. Like a sideboard covered
with decanters and fruit. As a box kite is to a kite. The inside of stum-
bling. The way to breath. The caricature on the blackboard. --John Ashbery

Performed at the Boston University CFA Concert Hall on March 24, 2014


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