Samuel Beckett

Comedy And Madness

If it wasn’t for com­edy and mad­ness, would opera exist? What is it that could drive peo­ple away from speech and towards singing in such a way that would not only be accept­able as a premise but nat­ural? It takes a cer­tain level of absurdity …

I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On

Galina Ustvol­skaya is, in her small and unique way, one of the most mys­te­ri­ous and com­pelling com­posers of the 20th cen­tury, dif­fer­en­ti­ated even from the likes of Harry Partch, Giac­into Scelsi and Karl­heinz Stock­hausen. We know lit­tle of depth about her life, and what we do know, and pos­si­bly could know, offers no insight into(…)