Frederic Rzewski

Frederic Rzewski by Eleonore Schönmaier 2012

Frederic Rzewski

April 13, 1938- June 26, 2021

He was generous in answering my questions about social class, love, joy and more.

His music will live onwards.

Frederic Rzewski 2015
Photo by Eleonore Schönmaier

Nocturnes (excerpt)


winter months

of insomnia

Frederic inks

three nocturnes

hoping sleep will

reach him like a gift

dropped through

the mail slot

like a feather

fallen from a

blue wing… (continued)

(from Dust Blown Side of the Journey McGill-Queen’s University Press).

Film: Coming Together