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Roger Reynolds Book Signing

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 12:00 pm

UC San Diego Bookstore


UC San Diego Bookstore, first floor

Join the UC San Diego Bookstore and the UC San Diego Arts/Humanities/Music department for another Author Series Book Discussion. This time, help us welcome composer - author Roger Reynolds and his book "Passage". "Passage" is a playground for ideas, memories, and the unexpected. It offers a unique melding of ideas and experience through texts written by Reynolds, and images assembled through a lifetime – in the US, Scandinavia, Europe and Japan. It invites the individual reader’s search for his/her own divined implications – links within their own life experience. Reynolds counts among his friends, John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Toru Takemitsu, Kaija Saariaho, Conlon Nancarrow, Elliott Carter, Chaya Czernowin, John Ashbery, Irvine Arditti, Chinary Ung, and Tadashi Suzuki. "Passage" includes anecdotes and insights about them that can’t be found elsewhere – the resonances of their ways shared across time – musings about encounters from 60 years of a life engaged with music. PASSAGE’s pages are filled with imagery used to modulate for the reader the “viscosity” of the reading experience – how easily one acquires the content that’s there on the page in an amalgam of words and images that sometimes compete on an equal footing, at others inflect one another. The commonality of word and image is modulated by a weave of shifting colors, spacing, and density that is sometimes immediate, at others requiring careful study to fully grasp.

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