Aloma Bardi’s video lecture Lo sguardo poetico americano: "America is a Poem” is the first chapter of the ongoing ICAMus program Poets and Composers from the United States and American Art Song, a collaboration of ICAMus with Lyceum Club Internazionale di Firenze, directed by Aloma Bardi and Nicole Panizza. The May 17, 2021 video presentation is now published on the ICAMus YouTube channel; the complete essay, and the accompanying resources are accessible on the ICAMus website, In-Depth section.
Watch the video HERE.
Read and download the complete Essay; listen to, view, and read the In-Depth Resources – PowerPoint presentation, Music tracks with direct interactive links, Song texts and translations, Comments by Duo Emergence, Bibliography – HERE.
This page is illustrated with screen shots and slides from Aloma Bardi’s video lecture Lo sguardo poetico americano. “America is a Poem.” The original artwork featured in the illustrations is by Antonella Bardi-SguardiDanza Centro per la Coreografia e le Arti Visive: Emily Dickinson’s Herbarium Reimagined, mixed media collages 1990s-2020; some of the collages were commissioned specifically for this program.
In the image above: Aloma Bardi presenting on Poets and Composers from the United States and American Art Song at the ICAMus Studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, on May 17, 2021.
In the photo below: the DUO EMERGENCE (Nadine Benjamin, soprano - Nicole Panizza, piano). Photo © Robert Workman.
Learn more about pianist-musicologist Dr. Nicole Panizza, member of the ICAMus Advisory Board HERE.
Learn more about lyric soprano and mentor Nadine Benjamin, MBE HERE.
WATCH THE VIDEO - In Italian, with slides including original texts and documents, and visual art.
Illustration below: Portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Boston 1803-Concord, Mass. 1882): Philosopher, preacher, essayist, poet, lecturer, abolitionist. Etching in: Emerson, Complete Works, Houghton, Mifflin & Co. (Riverside Edition), Boston 1883-1899; digitized copy; original from University of Michigan.