Wild Lines: Jane Ira Bloom Plays Emily Dickinson

Friday, March 31, 2017

Ticket Information

free admission

2:00 PM
Presented By
The School of Jazz, College of the Performing Arts @ The New School
Event Type

Award winning soprano saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom presents “Wild Lines,” her new work for jazz quartet and spoken word, inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Bloom’s reimagining of Dickinson was ignited when she learned that the poet was a pianist and improviser, reaffirming Bloom’s intuitive connection to the jazz-like quality of Dickinson’s writing. Join us for a collaboration across time between two pioneering women artists - one a 21st century jazz musician, the other a 19th century visionary poet. Poetry recitation from actor Deborah Rush will echo and intermingle with music performed by Bloom’s quartet featuring jazz artists Dawn Clement (piano), Mark Helias (bass), and Bobby Previte (drums).  “Wild Lines” first premiered at the Magic Triangle Concert Series in the poet’s home in Amherst, MA then came to the Kennedy Center and premiered in New York City at the NYPL for the Performing Arts @ Lincoln Center in October 2016. It was made possible by Chamber Music America’s 2015 New Jazz Works Program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Foundation.

Ensemble Name
Jane Ira Bloom Quartet w/ actor Deborah Rush
Jane Ira Bloom, Dawn Clement, Mark Helias, Bobby Previte
Speakers / Participants
actor Deborah Rush
Jane Ira Bloom

Wild Lines: Jane Ira Bloom Plays Emily Dickinson

I. Wild Lines

II. Emily & Her Atoms

III. Alone & In a Circumstance

IV. One Note from One Bird

V. Dangerous Times

VI. A Star Not Far Enough

VII. Singing The Triangle

VIII. Mind Gray River

IX. Cornets of Paradise

X. Say More

XI. Hymn: You Wish You Had Eyes in Your Pages

XII. Bright Wednesday

Xlll. Big Bill


Compositions by Jane Ira Bloom

Readings from poetry & prose by Emily Dickinson


Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall @The New School
55 West 13th St, Arnold Hall, 4th fl School of Jazz, College of the Performing Arts @ The New School presents
New York City, NY