As a part of the Mallet Madness concerts, percussionists Lisa Pegher, Joe Locke, and Bernard Woma join in conversation with Institute Artist-in-Residence Derek Bermel and composer Paul Lansky
Listen to members of the Borromeo String Quartet discuss music with Institute Artist-in-Residence Derek Bermel.
The 2010–11 season of Writers Conversations, curated by Institute Artist-in-Residence Derek Bermel, began with a reading and discussion with a younger generation of groundbreaking poets.
Tracy K. Smith, the host of the panel, is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. Her second collection of poems, Duende (Graywolf Press), received the 2006 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets.
Thomas Sayers Ellis is Assistant Professor of CreativeWriting at Sarah Lawrence College and a core faculty member of the Lesley University Low Residency MFA Program. He won the John C. Zacharis First Book Award from Ploughshares for his first full-length collection, The Maverick Room (Graywolf Press).
Suji Kwock Kim’s first book, Notes from the Divided Country (Louisiana State University Press, 2003), won the Addison Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Whiting Writers’ Award, and The Nation/Discovery Award.
Wendy S.Walters’s work resides at the intersection of the poem, essay, and lyric drama. She is the author of Longer I Wait, More You Love Me (Palm Press, 2009) and a chapbook, Birds of Los Angeles (Palm Press, 2005).
Jazz journalist Nate Chinen, who writes for the New York Times, the Village Voice, and JazzTimes, is joined by pianists Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn, along with Institute Artist-in-Residence, for a conversation about improvisational jazz and performance.
Painter Alex Katz and his son, writer Vincent Katz, discuss their personal experiences in artistic collaboration in a conversation with Derek Bermel, the Institute's Artist-in-Residence. Both Alex and Vincent have been involved in numerous collaborative projects. Alex has collaborated on books with many poets, including John Ashbery, Robert Creeley, and Kenneth Koch, and he has designed sets and costumes for choreographers Paul Taylor and David Parsons. Vincent has collaborated with the artists Rudy Burckhardt, Francesco Clemente, and Wayne Gonzales. He is an art critic who has authored numerous essays and articles on contemporary artists; he is the publisher of the poetry journal Vanitas and of Libellum Books; and he serves as Chair of the Board of the Bowery Poetry Club.
Renowned composer and pianist William Bolcom discusses his career as a composer and performer with Artist-in-Residence Derek Bermel.
Tommasini discusses his role as a music critic.
Oberlin discusses his career with Artist-in-Residence Paul Moravec.
Teachout discusses his role as a music and drama critic with Artist-in-Residence Paul Moravec.
Artist-in-Residence Paul Moravec discusses the work of a composer in contemporary society.