Aaron Dworkin's "Chamber Music"

Aaron Dworkin's "Chamber Music"

Please enjoy Aaron Dworkin's newest work titled Chamber Music, which dives into the unique dialogue that occurs between instruments and the joy found in the shared art of creation. 
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In tandem with Shar Music®, Aaron has created a group of poems that relate to classical music, his own life and experience, and the universal process of making art. Aaron Dworkin is a Poetjournalist, Social Entrepreneur, Performing Artist, Author, Filmmaker, Philanthropist, and Professor of Arts Leadership & Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Please enjoy his newest work titled Chamber Music, which dives into the unique dialogue between instruments and the joy found in the shared art of creation. 

Chamber Music

In resonant chambers
Strings and wood converge
In sacred dialogue.

A quartet breathes life
Into silence
Notes ascending
Crafting a sanctuary
For the soul.

A spirit lingers
In the harmonies
An ode
To the unsung.

Each note
Bears the legacy
Of stretched sound
Beyond a horizon.

In this
Hallowed space
Of movement and silence
Musicians united in purpose
Embark on a journey.

Through woven melodies
Instruments speaking truths
Voices merging
In a tapestry of tone.

Disparate voices together
A microcosm of society
Find harmony.

As the final chord fades
Into a hushed hall
The audience rises
Not just in applause
But in recognition
Of reality revealed.

In their unity
Complexity finds simplicity
Discord resolves into resolution
The ordinary is transformed
Into the transcendent.

The chamber
Intimate and unyielding
Becomes a crucible
For creation.


Aaron Dworkin is a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and was President Obama’s first appointment to the National Council on the Arts.; he is a current Professor of Arts Leadership and Fellowship at the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance, as well as the founder of the Sphinx Organization, a non-profit dedicated to the development of young Black and Latino classical musicians. He has recorded and collaborated with a diverse range of artists from around the world, including Yo-Yo Ma, Damien Sneed, Anna Deveare Smith, Damian Woetzel, and Lil Buck. He is a best-selling author and the writer of the poetry collection They Said I Wasn’t Really Black. https://www.aarondworkin.com/ 

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