“Music & Poetry: The Language of Seduction”
Friday, March 9, at 7pm in Herrick Hall, the departments of Music and Modern Languages present “Music & Poetry: The Language of Seduction,” an evening of poetry and music, as part of the tiny tutti festival. Poetry will be read by Denison Modern Languages students in Arabic, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish languages, focusing on culture and language. Student musicians and ETHEL, Denison's ensemble in residence, will then perform musical responses to this poetry.
Professor Gabi Dillmann of Denison's Modern Language Department says, “Both music and poetry are languages we associate with emotions such as love and desire. Both poetry and music can seduce us to become part of a world of longing and desire.”
The tiny tutti events occur in the off years of the TUTTI Festival, a collaboration between musicians, ensembles, and disciplines, culminating in a festival spanning several days. Last year, featured musicians and ensembles of the TUTTI Festival included Augusta Read Thomas, NOW Ensemble, and ETHEL. The term “tutti” is a musical term, derived from Italian for all together, representative of the unusual depth and breadth of the artistic offerings of this event. Don't miss next year's TUTTI Festival!
This event is free and open to the public.