Charles Bernstein

Lorelei: Heine translations from 'Shadowtime'

Lorelei Fountain i/ Heine Mermorial in The Bronx

Henry Hills is in the process of making a film in and around the letter “H” — and for that he is using my homophonic translation of  Harry (Heinrich) Heine’s “Die Lorelei,” with images of the The Bronx Lorelei Foundation. I recorded a reading of the poem for him last week, along with the rest of  my libretto for “Seven Tableaux Vivants Representing the Angel of History as Melancholia,” Scene 6 of Brian Ferneyough’s opera, Shadowtime.

'1–100' (1969)

1–100: MP3
The original title of this work was “1,100,” as I discovered when I stumbled on the original reel and box.

Poetics: (The next) 25 years conference at Suny-Buffalo, April, 2016

Bernstein, Howe, Creeley in 1992 at Buffalo. Howe & Bernstein will be at conference. which will include a tribute to Creeley

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2015 TO PARTICIPATE IN A SEMINAR

'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.