"On Saturday Afternoon, the hospital was the site of an extraordinary commemoration....The building exploded into glorious sound, and continued ringing for the full 28-minute duration of the Magnificat. It echoed from the walls, it came from the sky, it seemed to emanate from everywhere and nowhere.... This was a mass event that was also intimately personal; it seemed appropriate to greet your neighbor but not to watch too closely for any reactions. Far better to swim your own course through the sound and spirits. ....The weather on Saturday couldn't have been more ideal. All was cold and clear under iron-gray skies, with tattered curtains flapping in open windows, the ground carpeted with brown leaves with a few red and orange stragglers still clinging to the trees. Purest November. There was some gentle hail, the first of the season, early in the Magnificat, and when the sun burst through in the chorus "Fecit potentiam," the effect was so perfect that it might have been dismissed as a Hollywood touch if it hadn't been so wonderfully, palpably real.  by Tim Page, Washington Post 

 

 

Sage Hall / Sweeney Auditorium

Outside of Sage Hall

Habeas Corpus on Nov. 18

Climbing up to the Northampton State Hospital

 

 

 

THE EVENTS IN PICTURES:

 

THE SYMPOSIUM | OPENING RECEPTION | THE PATIENTS' FORUM | HABEAS CORPUS

THE EVENTS IN WORDS:

THE DAY THE HOSPITAL SANG  by Alan Bodnar, PhD (Mass Psychologist, 1/2001)

TEACHING THESE STONES TO SING  by Alan Bodnar, PhD (Mass Psychologist, 12/2000)

ASYLUM SONG  by Mary Bagg (Valley Advocate, November 30, 2000)

NPR MORNING EDITION CLIP  by Charleen Scott (WFCR, November 2000)

AN ARTIST REMEMBERS  by Vibhuti Patel (Newsweek, Nov. 25)

REQUIEM FOR AN ASYLUM  by Tim Page (Washington Post, Nov. 20)

BACH's 'MAGNIFICAT' FILLS NSH  by Stacy Shackford (Hampshire Gazette, Nov. 20)

PATIENTS TELL HOSPITAL TALES  by Stacy Shackford (Hampshire Gazette, Nov. 20)

other ARTICLES:

SEEKING ASYLUM  by Alex Beam (Boston Globe Living/Arts, August 9, 2001)

EVERLASTING LIGHT: ARTIST'S TRIBUTE TO HOSPITAL DAYROOM  by Larry Parnass (Gazette, 7/24/01)

HISTORIC ASYLUMS AT REST  by Laura Lewis (Preservation Online Story of the Week, September 12, 2001)

THE DEATH OF THE MENTAL ASYLUM  by Mark Moran (WebMD, December 27, 2000)

MEMORIAL FOR A HOSPITAL  by Catherine Snyder (Hampshire Gazette, Nov. 18)

NSH ART PROJECT DEBATED  by Larry Parnass (Hampshire Gazette, Nov. 17)

A SONG FOR THE ASYLUM  by Larry Parnass (Hampshire Gazette, Nov. 14)

FORUM EXAMINES MENTAL ILLNESS  by Catherine Snyder (Hampshire Gazette, Nov. 14)

MEMORIAL EVENTS AT EX-HOSPITAL by Larry Parnass (Hampshire Gazette, Nov. 14)

HARMONIA MUNDI ANNOUNCEMENT  by Sarah Folger (harmoniamundi.com, May 2000)

ALL SOUL's DAY  by Mary Bagg (Valley Advocate, March 9, 2000)

Additional articles were published on Indieplanet.com in October 2000, in the Springfield Union News in May and November 2000, and in the Greenfield Recorder in March 2000.

 

 


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