World of Poetry Presents poet Peter Sragher and musician Sebastian Danila in a performance of poetry with flute and piano, with special guest Hillary Kee.
Organized with the help of the Romanian Writers' Union
Peter Sragher born and living in Bucharest. His poetry books include: why did you make me the kiss of hatred, in Romanian, 1995; Seter Sragher & Saviana Stanescu. the showcase, theatrical performance in six languages, 1999; let's have a baby, Bucharest, 2003; why did you make me god / por que me hiciste dios, bilingual volume, in romanian and spanish, 2005, bilingual anthology in romanian & german, 2008. translations of poetry. bilingual poetry anthologies from the austrian poets Bernhard Widder, Ernst David, Gerhard Kofler, Bruno Weinhals and Christian Loidl. his poems and essays were published in his country and abroad. He took part in poetry festivals in Romania, Austria, Columbia, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico and Egypt. He performed poetry in Paris, in Berlin, and at Columbia University, He is a member and a member of the council of the Romanian writers union and of the grazer Autorenversammlung Austria.
Sebastian Danila / USA has a B.A. in Composition at Brooklyn College, CUNY, where he studied with Tania Leon and Noah Creshevsky. He is now doing his Ph.D. in Composition at NYU's Steinhardt School, studying with Justin Dello Joio. He plays the flute and the piano. His compositions are characterized by an eclectic style that includes alleatoric devices, microtonality, serialism, pitch-set construction and Eastern-European folk material. The idea of unity is essential in his compositions, where the diversity of styles and techniques are molded together in similar fashion in order to achieve a coherent and cohesive whole. Some works are: Fragmentarium (2008), Ex nihilo (2007), Eseu I for Solo Cello (2006), Epitaph (In memoriam George Enescu) (2006), 4 Movements for Woodwind Quintet (2005), Melancolie for woodwind quartet (2005), 3 Miniatures for String Quartet (2005) and Sonatina for tuba/contrabassoon and piano (2002-03. His music has been performed in the US, Spain, Italy and Romania and played by diverse ensembles such as Interensemble, Prism Brass Quintet, Eastern Winds and Black Sea Philharmonic.
Hillary Keel / USA. Lived in Vienna, Austria for 27 years where she worked as a teacher, translator, copy-editor, proofreader, poet and poetry performer. Labyrinth, the Association for English Language Poets in Vienna, produced two chapbooks of her poetry, "Windows and Wool" and "Moon Kiss". She's also produced two CDs ("Love and Death", and "Multilingual") of her poetry performance with the musician Sandro Miori. She has recently relocated to Upstate New York and is a student in the MFA program for Creative Writing at Naropa University in Boulder, CO.