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Published on Mar 29, 2014
Charles Blandy, tenor Rodney Lister, piano
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