Boom Times for the Art Song: A HyperHistory of Poetry and Music

The New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) presented an evening of nineteen new songs on Thursday, March 22, 2001 at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in New York City. Entitled “Songbook for a New Century,” the program’s participants included soprano Jennifer Aylmer, mezzo-soprano Theodora Hanslowe, tenor Ted Schmitz, and baritone Mel Ulrich. Michael Barrett and Steven Blier, Artistic Directors of NYFOS, played the piano.

Blessing the Boats
Ricky Ian Gordon/Lucille Clifton
 
Pantun
Milton Babbitt/John Hollander
 
Emeror’s New Suit
Zhou Long/Yan Li
 
A Song for Peace
Paquito D’Rivera/Annie Colina
 
Wooden Men
Daniel Bernard Roumain/Bill T. Jones
 
Silent Movie
Susan Botti/David Kirby
 
To The Unknown
Ned Rorem/Kenneth Koch
 
All Ways
Eve Beglarian/Stephen King
 
The Next Time
Lowell Liebermann/Mark Strand
 
Irrational Exuberance
Tobias Picker/Gene Scheer
 
Flamenco
John Musto/C.K. Williams
 
Presentiment
David Ludwig/Eledy Wagner
 
Bells
Anthony Davis/Quincy Troupe
 
Bright Moonlight
Chen Yi/Chen Yi
 
Rhyme
William Bolcom/Richard Tillinghast
 
Chimeras
John Zorn/[Vocalise]
 
Brother Fox
Amy Denio/Chris Cutler
 
Adam
Robert Beaser/Anthony Hecht
 
Marvelous Invention
John Corigliano/Mark Adamo
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