Transcendence Interrupted: Composing 'Scenes from Crow'

Dwyer, Benjamin ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3616-7091 (2014) Transcendence Interrupted: Composing 'Scenes from Crow'. Diatribe Records. [Other] (doi:DIAC017)

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Abstract

This essay accompanies the CD recording of my composition Scenes from Crow - a nine-movement work for amplified mixed ensemble inspired by the poetry of Ted Hughes, in particular his Crow poems (1971, Faber). The essay explains how the composition maps the themes of Hughes's Crow poems - myth, feminism, patriarchy, the issues of modern technology, etc., in ways analogous to the literary term ekphrasis, whereby that term is employed more broadly under the rubric of 'sonic ekphrasis'; that is, how sound can capture and illuminate the imagery invoked in poetic works.

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: Essay accompanying the CD "Scenes from Crow" released by Diatribe Records
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Music group
Item ID: 25125
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Depositing User: Benjamin Dwyer
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2018 13:42
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2022 16:32
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/25125

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