David Rosenmann-Taub
David Rosenmann-Taub

David Rosenmann-Taub was born in Santiago de Chile in 1927. His first book, Cortejo y Epinicio, appeared when the poet was twenty-two years old, and was acclaimed as a revelation. Since then, Rosenmann-Taub has published more than fifteen volumes of poetry, among them Los Despojos del Sol, La Enredadera del Júbilo, Los Surcos Inundados (which received the Premio Municipal de Poesía), El Mensajero, Auge, Quince, and La Opción.

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Pedro Gandolfo, 2007

“David Rosenmann-Taub's entire undertaking is permeated by the imperative of eliciting the utmost of the poetry's phonic possibilities, thus bringing it close to music. It could be said that for him, in poetry, the form, the content, and the spirit of the work, all inseparable, are captured by the ear.”

Books by David Rosenmann-Taub

Alm-era Trébol de Nueve Oó,o Los Surcos Inundados Cortejo y Epinicio:  The Tetralogy El Zócalo La Noche Antes La Opción Quince Auge En un lugar de la Sangre Los Despojos del Sol Poesiectomía El Cielo en La Fuente/La Maana Eterna País Más Allá El Mensajero Cortejo y Epinicio • Tercera edicin (Cortege and Epinicion) El duelo de la luz Antes de Luz Multiverso Cortège et Épinicie El horizonte cruza la casa E poi, il vento Me incitó el espejo Quince Al Rey Su Trono Cortejo y Epinicio, segunda edición Los Despojos del Sol, Ananda Segunda El Cielo en la Fuente Los Despojos del Sol<br>Ananda Primera Cuaderno de Poesía La Enredadera del Júbilo Los Surcos Inundados Cortejo y Epinicio, primera edición
“For me, there is no separation between poetic activity, musical activity and drawing. One could say that I write in Spanish, in music and in drawing. If I were to play with the terms: I draw with words and I write with drawings. Each type of work has its own law and I use the means that fit best what I want to express.” [David Rosenmann-Taub: interview by Beatriz Berger]
DRT Music
The Music of David Rosenmann-Taub
David Rosenmann-Taub drawing in his studio
The Drawings of David Rosenmann-Taub

The Corda Foundation offers several prizes for the study of the poetry of David Rosenmann-Taub.
February 15, 2018: deadline for submissions.
May 1, 2018: announcement of awards in all categories.

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Alm-ería

Alm-ería

Alm-ería, by David Rosenmann-Taub, was published by Editorial Pre-Textos (Spain) in April, 2017. The book consists of the poem "Alm-ería," which expresses the substance of Isaac Albéniz's piano piece Almería; a "thematic" score that matches the words of the poem to the music, bar by bar; a score showing the poem's rhythm; and a CD featuring the poem read by David Rosenmann-Taub, plus two outstanding performances of the music, by Alicia de Larrocha and Pola Baytelman.

Broken Memory

Broken MemoryThe dance film, "Broken Memory", a solo by Miki Orihara which she choreographed for herself and performed to David Rosenmann-Taub's music "Mensaje a Pedro Humberto Allende", premiered at the 45th edition of the Dance on Camera Festival. The film was screened on February 4, 2017 at the Walter Reade Theater in Lincoln Center, New York City.

Trébol de Nueve (Nine-leaf Clover)

Trébol de Nueve (Nine-leaf Clover)

The poet's new book, published by LOM Ediciones, was launched on Wednesday April 6, 2016 in the Sala America of the Biblioteca Nacional in Santiago de Chile.

Matías Ayala, researcher at the University Finis Terrae, presented the book.

The guitarists Sebastián Montes (of Duo KM) and Luis Castro, with the soprano Claudia Pereira, performed three of the author's poems set to music by Montes and Katrin Klingeberg, as well as two piano pieces by David Rosenmann-Taub, transcribed for guitar.

Exhibition of Drawings in Santiago, Chile

Exhibition of Drawings in Santiago, Chile

Four drawings of David Rosenmann-Taub were presented in the exhibition Los poetas más allá del poema, (The poets beyond the poem), which brought together 30 drawings, paintings, and objects from authors such as David Rosenmann-Taub, Pablo Neruda, Nicanor Parra, Enrique Lihn, among others. The show took place at the library of the Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral in Santiago, Chile, from the 27th to the 30th of October of 2015, as part of the conference Chile mira a sus poetas (Chile looks at its poets) of the Universidad Católica de Chile.

El Duelo de la Luz

El Duelo de la Luz

The Spanish publishing house Pre-Textos recently presented the anthology El Duelo de la Luz (The Duel of the Light), a selection of poems from the tetralogy Cortejo y Epinicio (Cortege and Epinicion) by David Rosenmann-Taub (edited by Álvaro Salvador and Erika Martínez). 

Madrid: May 8th 2014 at 7:30 PM at the Alberti Bookstore, with the participation of the anthologists and of Carlos Pardo. Granada: May 10th 2014 at 12 noon at the Book Fair of Granada (Zaida Room, Puerta Real) with the anthologists and José Carlos Rosales.

The Singular and the Universal in the Poetry of David Rosenmann-Taub

The Singular and the Universal in the Poetry of David Rosenmann-Taub

International Symposium organized by the University of the Sorbonne – Paris IV, Éditions Bruno Doucey, and the Corda Foundation. Paris, October 14, 2011 (Maison de l’Amérique Latine). The collection of the speeches of the symposium has been published by Edición Eduardo Ramos-Izquierdo in Novembre 2012.