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I'm Nobody, Who am I? (2019)

Boukje van Gelder
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Student Number 3169227 Supervisor(s) Andrew Wright Title I'm Nobody, who am I Research Question My research question is too long for the form. Summary Emily Dickinson's poetry can be hard to understand the first time you read it. How then can the artist communicate an Emily Dickinson poem in a song in a way that an audience grasps the meaning the first time? For that reason, you need to define who you are on stage and what you want to communicate. But what do you communicate on stage when your first sentence is 'I'm Nobody!'? This research turns Nobodies into Somebodies and the other way around by looking at the voices (the characters) that are present in the poems of Emily Dickinson, specifically the poem 'I'm Nobody!'. Who speaks to whom? The research makes a journey from Emily Dickinson to scholars who write about her, composers who make songs on her poems and in the end to the performer who with all these people in her mind communicates the poem and the song to the audience. Finally, the voices in the poem become defined as various characters that can be performed on different settings of 'I'm Nobody!' by Ernst Bacon, Nick Raspa and Lori Laitman. From something vague and ungraspable the poem and its voices become very concrete and close to our own daily lives. Short Bio Mezzo soprano Boukje started singing as soon as she could speak. After her Bachelor’s in History at the Utrecht University, she decided that she wanted to explore as much as possible about singing. In 2017 she graduated from the Fontys Conservatory in Tilburg and started her Master's in the Royal Conservatoire. Currently, she studies with Catrin Wyn-Davies. Boukje performed as a soloist in different concerts. She sang, for example, the alto solos in Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Haydn’s Stabat Mater, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle and she sang the role of Hänsel in the staged opera of Hänsel und Gretel from Humperdinck.
typeresearch exposition
keywordsEmily Dickinson, Poetry, Characters, Singing
date11/11/2018
published03/09/2019
last modified03/09/2019
statuspublished
share statusprivate
licenseAll rights reserved
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/529798/529799
published inKC Research Portal
portal issue1. Master Research Projects


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529879 I'm Nobody every sentence told Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
530155 Research Boukje van Gelder first version Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
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564852 Bacon, drunk, spoken, edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
565138 Bacon, drunk, spoken Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
565145 Boukje van Gelder Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
565156 groot plaatje proberen Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571157 Raspa, desiger, sung played edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571159 Raspa designer spoken played edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571807 Raspa, designer spoken Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571836 Laitman, old woman bus, sung played Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571845 Bacon, drunk, sung played Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571847 Laitman, hippie, sung played Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571849 Bacon, drunk, spoken, edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571883 Bacon, drunk, spoken, edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571885 Bacon,going to the office,spoken played edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571890 Bacon,going to the office,sung played edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571893 Bacon,going to the office,sung standing edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571899 Bacon,the drunk,sung played edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571902 Bacon,the drunk,sung standing edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571905 Laitman,the Hippie,spoken, played edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571908 Laitman,the Hippie,sung played edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571912 Laitman hippie sung standing edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571915 Laitman,the old woman,spoken played edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571918 Laitman,the old woman,sung played edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571921 Laitman,the old woman,sung standing edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571924 Raspa cleaner, sung played ,edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571927 Raspa, cleaner spoken, played edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571930 Raspa, cleaner, sung standing edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571933 Raspa designer spoken played edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571935 Raspa designer sung played edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
571939 Raspa designer sung standing edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
577839 Bacon,going to the office,spoken played edit Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
579077 Video 20: I'm Nobody, Laitman, second part Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved
579087 VIDEO 20: I'm Nobody, Laitman, first part Boukje van Gelder All rights reserved

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