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dc.contributor.authorKillian, D
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-02T22:40:27Z
dc.date.available2021-01-02T22:40:27Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationKillian, D. (2020). Maenad: Instructions for an Improvisation after Sylvia Plath's 'Poem for a Birthday'. Plath Profiles: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Sylvia Plath Studies, 12 (1), pp.9-13
dc.identifier.issn2155-8175
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/258500
dc.description.abstractMaenad is an aleatoric musical composition, written in the form of instructions for an improvisation. It imaginatively follows the trajectory of Sylvia Plath’s seven-part “Poem for a Birthday” (1959), which, in its mystical density and complexity, prefigures the narrative of alchemical self-transformation that propels the later Ariel. Maenad is composed in seven episodes, each of which is named, in sequence, after one of the parts of Plath’s “Poem for a Birthday,” and each of which seeks freely to unknot and unravel one or more element in Plath’s extraordinarily rich weave of imagery and associative meaning. The title of the improvisation as a whole—Maenad—takes its name from the third poem in Plath’s sequence, which the female speaker is instructed to declaim in its entirety. Maenad is conceived with the members of Melbourne-based new music ensemble Forest Collective in mind.
dc.publisherIUScholarWorks and Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
dc.titleMaenad: Instructions for an Improvisation after Sylvia Plath's 'Poem for a Birthday'
dc.typeJournal Article
melbourne.affiliation.departmentVictorian College of the Arts
melbourne.source.titlePlath Profiles: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Sylvia Plath Studies
melbourne.source.volume12
melbourne.source.issue1
melbourne.source.pages9-13
melbourne.elementsid1467323
melbourne.openaccess.urlhttps://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/plath/article/view/31210/35629
melbourne.openaccess.statusPublished version
melbourne.contributor.authorKillian, Danae
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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