PEN American Center presents
A TRIBUTE TO C.P. CAVAFY
18 November 2013 at the Town Hall, New York
With André Aciman, Michael Cunningham, Mark Doty, Olympia Dukakis, Craig Dykers (of Snøhetta), Edmund Keeley, Daniel Mendelsohn, Orhan Pamuk, Dimitris Papaioannou and Kathleen Turner
00:00:00 / ITHAKA / recorded by Sir Sean Connery / accompanied by Vangelis 00:00:50 / CAVAFY BEFORE HE WAS CAVAFY / by Michael Cunningham 00:05:57 / IMPOSSIBLE THINGS / an excerpt from the 2nd movement of the work by Nico Muhly 00:08:10 / LONGINGS / read by Harry Kremmydas / translated by Daniel Mendelsohn 00:08:41 / A POET TRANSFORMED / by Daniel Mendelsohn 00:10:26 / SWEET VOICES / read by Kathleen Turner / translated by Daniel Mendelsohn 00:14:55 / VOICES / read by Olympia Dukakis / translated by Daniel Mendelsohn 00:16:15 / POET ON THE PERIPHERY / by Orhan Pamuk / translated by Ekin Oklap 00:24:00 / THE CITY / read by Olympia Dukakis / translated by Daniel Mendelsohn 00:25:45 / ALEXANDRIA IRREALIS / by André Aciman 00:34:33 / HUMAN CHAIN / by Craig Dykers 00:47:40 / LOVELY WHITE FLOWERS / read by Kathleen Turner / translated by Edmund Keeley & Phillip Sherrard 00:50:05 / BLOOD OF LOVE / by Mark Doty 00:57:15 / THE GOD ABANDONS ANTONY / read by Olympia Dukakis / translated by Daniel Mendelsohn 00:59:25 / RENDERING THE POET'S VISION / by Edmund Keeley 01:05:55 / THE MIRROR IN THE ENTRANCE / read by Kathleen Turner / translated by Daniel Mendelsohn 01:07:24 / PRAYER / extract from videos by Dimitris Papaioannou for 13 Cavafy poems set to music by Lena Platonos 01:10:00 / DAYS OF 1908 / read by Olympia Dukakis, Harry Kremmydas & Kathleen Turner / translated by Daniel Mendelsohn 01:13:00 / PRIMAL MATTER / performance of the finale from the work by Dimitris Papaioannou / with Michael Theophanous
Concept: Daniel Mendelsohn & László Jakab Orsos
Producer: László Jakab Orsos
Director: Rachel Chavkin
Production Design: Andrew Lazarow
Lighting Design: Thomas Dunn
Event Production: Elizabeth Weinstein
Literary Scholar: Sarah Montague
Special thanks to Suzanne Nossel, PEN American Center Executive Director.
This event was made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in conjunction with the Onassis Foundation (USA) and PEN American Center.