Listening To 50’s Andre Previn 2012

Listening To 50’s Andre Previn*

 

What are we doing,

More than looking

for ourselves, for

For ourselves we borrow styles,

Noticing the other’s tools,

Movements when we write a song,

Or play our wrong

Arpeggio,

Ourselves opposed.

We contra-go, we question-learn,

We contra-play all in the quest for unity.

What is a quest(ion) but a search

We recognize as me or I –

One to live with and enjoy.

We keep on borrowing and using,

Sometimes jumping, hopping off,

To head where we belong.

We’ve seen a light –we’ve had enough.

The clue, the warning?

Discontent; a know-not-why;

A looking-in; a “That’s not me”.

What are we doing, more than looking

For ourselves, for

Therein sits serenity.

 

*who left jazz piano behind to become a conductor.

 

 

Listening To 50’s Andre Previn 5.4.2012/12.20.2012

Vaguely About Music II;

Arlene Corwin

 

 

Listening To Andre Previn 1950 Something 2012

Listening To Andre Previn 1950 Something

 

What are we doing more

Than looking for ourselves?

Borrowing our styles,

Noticing the indecisive

Movement when we write,

(an O that should go rightwards

which we suddenly write leftwards).

We oppose ourselves; impugn, negate;

We contra-go, we contra-play,

We question-learn

All in the quest for unity.

What is a question but a search?

Consistency we recognize as ‘me’

To live with and enjoy.

We keep on borrowing and using,

Sometimes jumping off

[The instrument, the job]

to head where we belong.

We’ve seen…  We’ve had enough.

The clues? The warning?

Discontent;

A looking-in;

A know-not-why;

A ‘that’s not me!’

 

What are we doing more

Than looking for

Ourselves,

For there sits our

Serenity.

 

Listening To Andre Previn 1950 Something

Definitely Didactic; Circling Round Reality; Vaguely About Music II;

Arlene Corwin

 

 

 

 

 

 

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