fermata is a collection of poetry and prose responding to the universally appealing theme of music edited by Eva Bourke and Vincent Woods. A fermata in musical notation is a pause or a hold extending the length of the note played, literally a breathing space. The strong connection between music and word is embodied in this diverse compilation of writings on music in poetry and prose. It is a chorus of diverse and lively voices in response to the most beloved of all the arts.
The writings of the sixty-five contributors is all-embracing, they respond to the music inspired by singers, composers, musicians, dancers and nature. From Bach, Shostakovich, Saint Saëns, Fauré to a lullaby in a dead South African language, from a practice session in a community centre to the melodious litany for a wagtail, from elegies for Elvis and a lament for Johnny Cash.
|Type||Three poems in Fermata: Writings Inspired by Music (eds. Eva Bourke and Vincent Woods) Artisan House, 2016|
|Media of output||Text|
|Publisher||Artisan House Editions|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Sep 2016|
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