Charles Bernstein

'Brian Ferneyhough Complete Piano Works, Nicolas Hodges Piano'

This two CD-set is just out from Neos, with Hodges joined at one point by Rolf Hind. The collection includes Hodges's stunning vocal performance of "Opus Contra Naturum" from Shadowtime (for which Ferneyough wrote the first part and I wrote the other two parts). All newly recorded for this release. Worth a journey: it is a journey. The CD booklet includes notes by the composer on each piece and an overview by Fabrice Fitch. I wrote this work for the CD cover.

'The Book Undone: Thirty Years of Granary Books,' at Columbia University: Audio files of opening

Featuring Granary Press founder Steve Clay; Presentations by Charles Bernstein, Johanna Drucker, Vincent Katz, Daniel Kelm, Emily McVarish, Jerome Rothenberg, and Buzz Spector; Curated by Sarah Arkebauer and Karla Nielsen.

Reina María Rodríguez on Close Listening and at Kelly Writers House

Sept. 8, 2015, with translator Kristin Dykstra

photo: Charles Bernstein / PennSound

Close Listening program (1:03:34): MP3