Dr. Vera Ivanova, Composer
Vera Ivanova,
composer

'...internationally recognized as an emerging artist of great talent.'

Campus Times (University of Rochester/Eastman)

UN~NOW

for Solo Voice (2000)

"Un~Now" for solo voice is a setting of an absurd poem by the Russian poet Daniil Kharms.

Program Notes:
Un~Now for solo voice was composed in 2000 to a setting of a poem by the Russian poet Daniil Kharms (1905-1942). The poet's writing makes use of absurd transformations and contradictions. As certain words are repeated in the poem, they are linked to certain notes following the order in which the words appear in the poem. The composition aims to transform the words to music keeping as a structure the original poetic form. Being strictly built on certain notes and words, Un~Now is a bizarre fantasy about the abstract world of absurd.

Instrumentation
voice incl. extended techniques and range
Duration
c. 5 minutes
Premiere
2001, Guildhall School of Music, Judith Caplan
Text
Daniil Kharms
Language
English
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Performances:

May 3rd, 2015
UN~NOW, for Solo Voice (2000) - Heather Gardner
the space (Philadelphia, PA)
November 12th, 2011
UN~NOW, for Solo Voice (2000) - Synchromy/Conundrum
November 13th, 2010
UN~NOW, for Solo Voice (2000)
USC SoM Recital Hall (Columbia, SC)
2010 Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference
September 25th, 2010
UN~NOW, for Solo Voice (2000) - The Boston New Music Initiative
First Church (Boston, MA)
March 3rd, 2009
UN~NOW, for Solo Voice (2000) - Juventas Music Ensemble
Eastern Nazarene College (Quincy, MA)
Musica Eclectica Concert Series
February 28th, 2009
UN~NOW, for Solo Voice (2000) - Juventas Music Ensemble
Seully Hall, Boston Conservatory (Boston, MA)
May 20th, 2006
UN~NOW, for Solo Voice (2000)
St. Bartholomew's Church (New York, NY)
The Pharos Music Project
April 18th, 2005
UN~NOW, for Solo Voice (2000) - Heather Gardner
Christ & St. Steven's Church (Rochester, NY)