Where words leave off...

Sun Mar 4 2012
Casa Italiana

New York, NY

In Heine’s words, “Where words leave off, music begins.” counter)induction presents works that trace this fragile boundary. Starting from the most direct confrontation of speech and music in Schoenberg’s Ode to Napoleon, passing through the awesome, choked Sprachahntlichkeit of the Lachenmann, culminating in a rare performance of Nono’s late, monumental string quartet, where Holderlin’s words are read in silence. Featuring renowned flutist and vocal artist Paula Robison.

Sponsored generously by the Italian Academy.

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“[W]ithout a constant misuse of language there cannot be any discovery, any progress. ”
--Paul K. Feyerabend, Against Method