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Objects & Apparitions: the art of being Elizabeth Bishop

Objects & Apparitions: the art of being Elizabeth Bishop

By Laure Meloy
A radio play about poet Elizabeth Bishop, with original art song by Paula M. Kimper.
A Femme Lunatique production
Scripted by Laure Meloy and Brigitte Baden-Rennie
Original settings of Bishop’s poetry by Paula M. Kimper
Incidental music: Laure Meloy, soprano and Christopher Gould, pianist
CD of incidental music and Paula M. Kimper songs available from www.lauremeloy.co.uk
Objects & Apparitions: the art of being Elizabeth Bishop - Episode 5 - One Art
Late in life, Bishop meets, loses, and regains love. And writes her one and only villanelle. Elizabeth Bishop portrayed by Gweneth Ann Rand Narration by Laure Meloy Script and original concept by Brigitte Baden-Rennie and Laure Meloy Original settings of Elizabeth Bishop poetry by Paula M. Kimper Incidental music from the CD 'One Art' by Laure Meloy & Christopher Gould
14:11
July 26, 2022
Objects & Apparitions: interview with Gweneth Ann Rand
An introduction to soprano Gweneth Ann Rand, who portrays Elizabeth Bishop in the 5th Episode of Objects & Apparitions. Includes samples of Ms Rand's singing as well as portions of an interview on The Opera Pod podcast with Nina Brazier. theoperapod.libsyn.com/gweneth-ann-rand-soprano Music: Decisions by Adolphus Hailstork 4:48 Psychosis by Philip Venables Poèmes Pour Mi by Messiaen (Champs Hill Records) Contemporary Classicalart songElizabeth BishopPoetryopera singercomposersGweneth ann rand
07:12
July 12, 2022
Objects & Apparitions: the art of being Elizabeth Bishop - Episode 4 - Objects & Apparitions
Elizabeth finds love again, but encounters a few obstacles... Elizabeth Bishop portrayed by Gráinne Gillis Narration by Laure Meloy Original setting of Objects & Apparitions composed by Paula M. Kimper Incidental music recorded by Laure Meloy and Christopher Gould Scripted by Brigitte Baden-Rennie and Laure Meloy
12:00
June 14, 2022
Objects & Apparitions: interview with Gráinne Gillis
Interview with contralto, producer, voice-over artist and activist Gráinne Gillis, who will portray Elizabeth Bishop in episode 4.
21:46
May 31, 2022
Objects & Apparitions: the art of being Elizabeth Bishop - Episode 3 - I am in Need of Music
Elizabeth faces a crisis. Portrayed by Brigitte Baden Rennie, Laure Meloy, Gráinne Gillis, and Gweneth Ann Rand. Scripted by Brigitte Baden Rennie & Laure Meloy Arrangement of 'I am in need of music' devised by Laure Meloy Incidental music from Debussy's 'Spleen', featuring Laure Meloy & Christopher Gould, recorded by Femme Lunatique Productions.
12:19
May 03, 2022
Objects & Apparitions: Interview excerpts for episode 3
Outtakes from artist interviews that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor...with Paula M. Kimper, Gráinne Gillis, Brigitte Baden-Rennie. Incidental music features Laure Meloy and Christopher Gould.
15:36
April 19, 2022
Objects & Apparitions: the art of being Elizabeth Bishop - Episode 2 - The Shampoo
Bishop travels to Brazil, and meets Lota de Macedo Soares, subsequently embarking on a volatile 15-year relationship.  Elizabeth Bishop portrayed by Laure Meloy. Objects & Apparitions: the art of being Elizabeth Bishop A Femme Lunatique production Scripted by Laure Meloy and Brigitte Baden-Rennie Original settings of Bishop’s poetry by Paula M. Kimper Incidental music: Laure Meloy, soprano and Christopher Gould, pianist CD of incidental music and Paula M. Kimper songs available from www.lauremeloy.co.uk
12:09
March 22, 2022
Objects & Apparitions: interview with Paula M. Kimper
We chat with Paula M. Kimper, composer of the One Art song set - Casabianca, The Shampoo, Objects & Apparitions, and One Art. Paula is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and has been active in New York City for over 35 years as a composer of opera, theater, dance, film and song. Her entire catalogue of scores was acquired by the Loeb Music Library of Harvard University. Ms. Kimper's first opera, Patience & Sarah, premiered in Lincoln Center Festival '98. The Captivation of Eunice Williams, commissioned by the PVMA of Deerfield, MA, premiered in July 2004, and was most recently performed in Skopje, Macedonia.  The Bridge of San Luis Rey, based on Thornton Wilder’s novel, was seen at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, MA in 2007.  Ms. Kimper's latest opera TRUTH, An American Opera about Sojourner Truth, premiered in February 2012 at the Academy of Music in Northampton, MA. The chamber version, performed by Paula Kimper Ensemble, appeared in the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival, and in 2014 at Riverside Theatre inside Historic Riverside Church. "Here is a Place" was commissioned by OPERA America for "The OPERA America Songbook" to commemorate the 2012 opening of the National Opera Center in New York City. ONE ART was commissioned by soprano Laure Meloy who stars in the one-woman opera/cabaret based on Elizabeth Bishop’s life and poetry. Kimper has received commissions from American Opera Projects, Amy Pivar Dances, Downtown Music Productions, Richard Daniels, Femme Lunatique Productions, New York Festival of Song, Old Deerfield Productions, OPERA America, The Phoenix Concerts, The Walt Whitman Project and others. Paula Kimper Ensemble is a participant in the New York Opera Alliance (NYOA) and Paula has served as director of the Executive Committee of NYOA. She was one of five inaugural participants in the Columbia University Community Scholars Program (2013-16). Incidental music heard during this interview is from: Kimper’s recording Flight of the Harmonic Messenger; and from the duet from Patience & Sarah, 'I want to live', with Lori Phillips and Elaine Valby, included on the Lesbian American Composers compilation CD, 1998.
17:35
March 08, 2022
Objects & Apparitions: the art of being Elizabeth Bishop - Episode 1 - Casabianca
Episode 1: Casabianca Elizabeth Bishop introduces herself, telling us about her childhood, education, and early career. Elizabeth Bishop: Brigitte Baden-Rennie Narrator: Laure Meloy Incidental music: Laure Meloy, soprano and Christopher Gould, pianist Script by Laure Meloy and Brigitte Baden-Rennie Produced by Femme Lunatique Productions
14:12
February 08, 2022
Objects & Apparitions: interview with Brigitte Baden-Rennie
Discussion with Elizabeth Bishop #1: Brigitte Baden-Rennie, about this project, past projects, and life as a Narrative Cabaret practitioner. Brigitte was the co-writer of One Art, the original monodrama from which this podcast is derived.
20:47
January 28, 2022