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Bruce Adolphe



Will Corwin talks to composer Bruce Adolphe about his life as a composer and musician and his numerous collaborations and multimedia projects. His 2009 work, Self Comes to Mind, is a meditation on neurology and neurochemistry, based on a poem by neuroscientist António Rosa Damásio. He discusses his collaborative process with Damásio, the value of working with a poem written by a scientist--in English by a non-native speaker, no less--and how memory and notions thereof informed Self Comes to Mind. Selections of several of Adolphe's works are played, and Adolphe provides insightful commentary on each, explaining his methods of interpreting and translating his sundry literary and visual inspirations to music (1 hour).

Bruce Adolphe



Will Corwin talks to composer Bruce Adolphe about his life as a composer and musician and his numerous collaborations and multimedia projects. His most recent piece, Self Comes to Mind, is a meditation on neurology and neurochemistry, based on a written piece by neuroscientist Antonio Damasio. He also talks about the premiere of his newest composition Of Art and Onions: Homage to Bronzino, which is inspired by the art of the Italian Mannerist painter Agnolo Bronzino and received its premiere on March 6, 2010, in conjunction with the 2010 exhibition The Drawings of Bronzino at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Bruce Adolphe



Will talks to composer Bruce Adolphe about his life as a composer and musician and his numerous collaborations and multimedia projects. His 2009 work, Self Comes to Mind, is a meditation on neurology and neurochemistry, based on a poem by neuroscientist Antonio Damasio. He discusses his collaborative process with Damasio, the value of working with a poem written by a scientist--and a non-native speaker for whom English was his fourth language, no less--and how memory and notions thereof informed Self Comes to Mind. Selections of several of Adolphe's works are played, and Bruce provides insightful commentary on each, explaining his methods of interpreting and translating his sundry literary and visual inspirations to music. They also engage in one of Will's favorite pastimes: trashing Clement Greenberg (1 hour).
 

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