professor of music, stanford university
soprano and digital audio (DVD or CD)
Text: Hebrew (poem by Yehuda Amichai)
Audio format: 4 or 2 channel versions available
Diameters is a simple plea for sanity setting a poem by the late
Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai.
The electroacoustic part consists entirely of sounds created by the
sonification of hyperspectral images of human cells.
Preview audio: (RealAudio) - for preview only - not for performance!
Rehearsal recording - Jennifer Lane, Soprano - FOR REHEARSAL ONLY - NOT
PUBLIC USE!) (.wav)
Mock up of voice part over tape part (for rehearsal only) - this is
only a rough estimation for coordinating the cues. : (.wav)
Download audio: (.wav 130mb)
Score: (. PDF)
|The Diameter of the Bomb
The diameter of the bomb was thirty centimeters
the diameter of its range, seven meters,
with four dead and eleven wounded.
Around these, in a larger circle
of pain and time, are two hospitals
and one graveyard.
But the young woman who was burried
in her home town
over a hundred kilometers away
enlarges the circle.
And the man mourning her death
on distant shores
makes the entire world a circle.
Not to mention the cry of orphans
reaching up to God's throne and beyond
which makes a circle with no end and no God.
(translation: Jonathan Berger)
(image courtesy Ars
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