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Young Musicians Program (YMP) 2019 - Composers Forum I

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Sandpaper Year It’s past the point of day everyone left The morning’s moving backwards through my head And I’m not worth a mile in your car Would it be unkind to ask you where you are? Chorus: There’s so much to fear from a sandpaper year, yeah it Sure just wears things down ‘Til no one wants to stick around And there’s not much to say on a sandpaper day, I’ll just Melt into the ground And then it might not sing so loud. It’s past the point of knowing what to say My mind is moving backwards through the day And I’m not worth a letter in the mail, A thought or a phone call, An inhale or exhale To be alone is what you make it I want to make it okay, No one needs to be my blanket Or help me make it through the day. Chorus –Luca Schmidt
Flood Gold-brown upon the sated flood The rock-vine clusters lift and sway: Vast wings above the lambent waters brood Of sullen day. A waste of waters ruthlessly Sways and uplifts its weedy mane, Where brooding day stares down upon the sea In dull disdain. Uplift and sway, O golden vine, Thy clustered fruits to love's full flood, Lambent and vast and ruthless as is thine Incertitude. –James Joyce
锦瑟 Jin Se (The Zither) 【唐】李商隐 锦瑟无端五十弦,一弦一柱思华年。 庄生晓梦迷蝴蝶,望帝春心托杜鹃。 沧海月明珠有泪,蓝田日暖玉生烟。 此情可待成追忆,只是当时已惘然。 How sorrowful, alas, are the fifty strings of the zither, Each reminding me of the years that have gone by! Like the Taoist Zhuangzi, I have come to confuse my identity with the butterflies I so frequently dream of, having surrendered to stupor –– gravity inverting, illusions and realities commingling. Like Emperor Wang Di, I entrust to the cuckoos my deepest melancholies. Now, a beam of moonlight ascends from the weathered sea whose ebbs and flows send crystallized teardrops ashore. Still blue is the celestial canvas, when the Sun, descending further yet, melts into a jumble of heat and smolder. If only I could comprehend the depths of life much earlier, but it was too profound for my youthful imagination. –Li Shang Yin Translated by Helen Feng


Composers Forum I

Alex Christie and Cara Haxo, moderators

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
7:30 pm
Louise Shonk Kelly Recital Hall
Dublin School
Dublin, New Hampshire

This composers forum was dedicated to Lance Reddick


released October 8, 2019


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The Walden School Dublin, New Hampshire

Founded in 1972, the Walden School is an acclaimed summer music school and festival, offering programs that emphasize creativity through musicianship, improvisation, and composition. Our programs include the Young Musicians Program (9-18) and the Creative Musicians Retreat (18+). Set in beautiful New Hampshire, Walden provides an inspiring retreat-like environment ideal for creative music making. ... more

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