Water music : sixty-six renowned musicians from around the world celebrate water in words and music / photographed and orchestrated by Marjorie Ryerson ; introduction by Paul Winter.
- Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2003.
190 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
- Photography of water.
- "Water Music is first a tribute to the inspiration and magic of water. For photographer Marjorie Ryerson, a fascination with water grew from the challenge of capturing on film the astonishing breadth of ways in which water presents itself - the way, for instance, the Lake Superior at sunset turns from deep blue to gold, copper, blazing red, dusty pink, pewter, and, finally, shimmering black."
"To accompany the photographs, Ryerson recruited some of the most important names in music. These world-class artists, from twenty-two countries on five continents, and from across the musical spectrum, have contributed memoirs, stories, poetry, music, and lyrics for Water Music, reinforcing the beauty of the images and the powerful message they convey. Rhythmist Mickey Hart recalls how, as a boy, listening to the percussion of falling rain led to a musical transfiguration. For mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer, water is where she found her voice as a little girl, while singing in a culvert under Whiskey Run Creek. And from his mother's astrologer, Phish bassist Mike Gordon learned that water could be his "window to the cosmos.""--Jacket.
- Local notes:
- Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has dustjacket retained.
- Penn Provenance:
- Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
- Other format:
- Online version: Water music.
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