Enjoy a new video-overview of Continent’s End from the composer, Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli:
Song Cycle by Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli Based On Nine Poems of Robinson Jeffers
While Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) is one of America’s most important 20th-century poets, relatively few composers have set his lean, emotive and enigmatic verses.
Composer Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli, like Jeffers a Californian with deep ties to the Monterey-Carmel area, has met the challenge with his expansive song cycle Continent’s End. The work successfully captures nine poems in which Jeffers, in characteristic fashion, combined striking nature imagery with powerful metaphysical musings and depictions of humankind’s transitory, conflicted role in the planet’s future.