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Einstein on the Beach: Opera beyond Drama

Einstein on the Beach: Opera beyond Drama

  • Editor: Novak, Jelena
  • Editor: Richardson, John

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$50.00

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Estimated despatch time 7 - 10 days

Contents

  • Contents
  • List of figures viii
  • List of music examples x
  • Series editor preface xi
  • Foreword: music and culture in the wake of Einstein xiii
  • Contributors xvii
  • Acknowledgements xxiii
  • Introduction xxv
  • JOHN RICHARDSON AND JELENA NOVAK
  • Knee chapter 1
  • Paying attention to Einstein: Philip Glass interviewed by John Richardson 1
  • PART 1 Einstein on the shores of culture 13
  • 1 Einstein on the radio 15
  • ROBERT FINK
  • 2 Sous les paves, la plage 49
  • JOHANNES BIRRINGER
  • 3 Einstein on the Beach in Belgrade: a critical testimony 66
  • MISKO SUVAKOVIC
  • Knee chapter 2
  • Einstein on the Beach is not radical, it is classic: Robert Wilson interviewed by Bojan Djordjev 79
  • PART 2 From repetition to representation 87
  • 4 Intuition and algorithm in Einstein on the Beach 89
  • KYLE GANN
  • 5 "Only pictures to hear": reading Einstein on the Beach through experimental theater 106
  • PWYLL AP SION
  • 6 Creating beauty in chaos: Robert Wilson's visual authorship in Einstein on the Beach 125
  • AVRA SIDIROPOULOU
  • Knee chapter 3
  • Stay out of the way of Bob Wilson when he dances: Lucinda Childs interviewed by Jelena Novak 141
  • PART 3 Beyond drama: surfaces and agencies of performance 149
  • 7 Heavenly bodies: the integral role of dance in Einstein on the Beach 151
  • LEAH G. WEINBERG
  • 8 Anonymous voice, sound, indifference 174
  • ZEYNEP BULUT
  • Knee chapter 4
  • Artists recall and respond 195
  • Suzanne Vega, Under the influence - Philip Glass 195
  • Two Finnish composers reminisce: Juhani Nuorvala, Petri Kuljuntausta 198
  • Tom Johnson, Rehearsing Einstein on the Beach 203
  • Two steps forwards but three steps back, and then one step forwards again - Peter Greenaway interviewed by John Richardson 206
  • PART 4 Operatic machines and their ghosts 211
  • 9 Leaving and re-entering: punctuating Einstein on the Beach 213
  • SANDER VAN MAAS
  • 10 Historia Einsteinalium: from the beach to the church, via theater and "state bank" 231
  • JELENA NOVAK
  • Knee chapter 5
  • Critical excavations 253
  • Pieter T'Jonck, How democratic baroque came about in dance and Einstein on the Beach 253
  • Frits van der Waa, Einstein in the press 261
  • Appendix 1: Robert Wilson, Einstein on the Beach,storyboard drawings 271
  • Appendix 2: Einstein on the Beach, spoken texts 276
  • Bibliography 287
  • Index 301