Sunday, December 14, 2008

Zukofsky in Sussex!

Those of you who are Britons, Europeans in general, or just spending January in sunny Brighton, might be interested in the following:
“A”-24: A Louis Zukofsky Seminar and Performance

The Centre for Modernist Studies at the University of Sussex presents the British premiere of Louis and Celia Zukofsky’s “A”-24, performed by Sean Bonney, Ken Edwards, Daniel Kane and Francesca Beasley with harpsichord by Kerry Yong.

Sarah-Jane Barnes plays violin pieces by Janequin and Bach

The seminar will include papers by Harry Gilonis, Jeff Hilson, Mark Scroggins, Jeffrey Twitchell-Waas and Tim Woods.

£10/£5. Places are limited, to reserve a place email Richard Parker at

13.00, 23 January 2009
The Meeting House
University of Sussex
Falmer, East Sussex


E. M. Selinger said...

Sounds like fun, Mark! Is this a family trip, or are you shuffling off to Sussex on your own?

Thanks also for the reading list. You've done the hard work for me already once again!

Joseph said...

Any chance this event will be recorded?

Michael Peverett said...

I once went for an interview at the uni of Sussex, but they weren't impressed by my monosyllabic ignorance of literature and only wanting to talk about Van Der Graaf Generator (this was in 1975), so I had to go to uni at Exeter instead.

I wish you had talked more about Celia's music in the bio - what is it like, what does it say?

Mark Scroggins said...

A solo trip, Eric, and a flying one – I suspect it will pass in a haze of jet-lag.

I dunno about the recording, Joe, but "A"-24 itself has just been put up (in the famous Grand Piano version) on the PennSound site!

Michael, I am hampered in assessing CZ's music by my (blush) inability to read a score. I once heard a performance of most of the Autobiography, & was frankly unimpressed.

Van Der Graaf Generator is v. v. boss.