bud

  (2015)

Synopsis

No. 79 of 2015’s 100 Poems.

A setting of bud(piggy nuvduh fienus, by E. E. Cummings.

The score reads:

Ensemble: large
Typewriters, books, desks + chalkboards, etc.
cash registers, stiletto heels, clinking glasses, Mozart on vinyl, etc.

Vocalist: (male)
reads text:

  1. emphasizing the end rhymes of the opening and closing lines
  2. drawing out the “oo” vowel at the ends of all other lines
  3. speaking in the accent the text suggests

Vocalist downstage-center, ensemble fills the stage behind him