Category Archives: Visual Arts

Reflections on Johs Bøe’s Hildring Series

I met Johs many years ago when he lived in New York and was working for Irving Penn. We became friends at International House, New York where we both lived for two years while I was studying composition at Columbia … Continue reading

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Hildring—Photographs by Johs Bøe

A very old friend of mine, the Norwegian photographer Johs Bøe, has a web site dedicated to his recent series of photographs entitled Hildring. Hildring means “mirage” or “optical illusion” in Norwegian. I will have more to say about these … Continue reading

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The Fishing Rod

The most recent addition to my on going song cycle The Fisherman Songs is The Fishing Rod. This song has three points of conscience influences. The following 6th century Chinese poem by Shen Yuëh provides the text: Not only does … Continue reading

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