Texts: Dylan Thomas’s “A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, Of A Child In London,” John Donne’s “Song,” and, yes, again, Wallace Stevens’s “Emperor of Ice-Cream.” The text is quiet on a lot of these, which I think may be due to the acoustics of the Sherwood Room.
“Refusal” on Banhart / Bob Dylan / ballad mode:
“Refusal,” soprano sax, percussion & text as musical element:
“Refusal” meets the spirit of Hastings:
Closer: “Emperor of Ice-Cream,” soprano sax, percussion (text very faint) :
Recorded June 12, 2010, in the Sherwood Room, Levering Hall, JHU Homewood campus
John Berndt (vox, soprano sax), Joe Martin (vox, piano, percussion) Dara Weinberg (vox, dir)