Leslie Scalapino: Personal Library Catalog & Fin de Siècle Performance @ PICA

This just in from LITMUS PRESS:


We are pleased to announce that the catalog of Leslie Scalapino’s personal library is now available for browsing online at Library Thing, accessible via her website.

Immense thanks to Kati Knox for doing the work of sorting, sifting, identifying, and cataloging these books. Additional thanks to Aliza Rood for her assistance. And to Tom White, Scalapino’s husband, for opening their house to this project. It is an incredible privilege to have access to this list of books, including chapbooks and journals, marking the intellectual courses and avenues of inquiry Scalapino pursued, as well as the poetic and artistic communities she engaged with, in her lifetime.

Fin de Siècle: text by Leslie Scalapino, musical composition by Sarah Dougher
SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 at PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival

Fin de Siècle

Wednesday September 14, 2011
8:30 – 9:30 pm
Washington High School
531 SE 14th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

Three plays by Leslie Scalapino, with music for five voices and small ensemble. Performed as part of Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s (PICA) annual Time-Based Art Festival.

Fin de Siècle is Sarah Dougher’s musical interpretation of a set of three experimental poem-plays by renowned American poet Leslie Scalapino. The poems form an abstract narrative of war, labor, and class struggle — a visionary manifestation of the poet’s passionate humanism. Structured as a set of emotive, melodic songs, Dougher’s piece weds video projection and vocal performance with an ensemble of piano, violin, cello, trumpet, trombone and percussion. The work embraces Scalapino’s challenging use of language through a richly textured score, and echoes Scalapino’s hybrid practice, inhabiting a musical space between art song and pop. Fin de Siècle is an ambitious synthesis of Dougher’s celebrated folk-rock solo music and choral compositions.

Commissioned by the estate of Leslie Scalapino.


For more information on upcoming events & other Scalapino news, click here.

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