100 Days of Something: 10

Last night, while collecting the words on “temporary discomforts” that might grow into something else, a Chris Newman poem popped into my mind: The Black Balloon. It’s a black balloon that bursts. It’s about Darmstadt (in the 80s). I can’t remember much of the text though, nor have I been able to find it online. I originally came across it in Kevin VolansSummer Gardeners: Conversations With Composers, Summer 1984 – one of the many collections of interviews I read during the 90s in my eagerness to learn about composition.

If you’re not familiar with Chris Newman, take a listen to this excerpt of him singing one of his songs.

100 Days of Something: 10 “The Black Balloon” #The100DayProject rdgr.me/u/dw0h6c

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Rudiger Meyer is a composer interested in the play between traditional concert music and new media.


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