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Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson’s quadrilogue homage to Provence, Capital Capitals and works by others. An evening of time travel, exploring the roots of what would become known as Sound Poetry. An evening that is part of Other Minds Festival 23, April 9- 14, 2018
Radical disruption of the past’s Romantic poetry takes center stage with rarely performed, controversial works from the first half of the 20th Century. Hear masters of Italian Futurism Filippo Tomasso Marinetti and Fortunato Depero; Kurt Schwitters‘ provocative Dada-ist Ursonate; recently rediscovered “lost works” by composer Ernst Toch for speaking chorus; world premiere of Medical Fugue by Lawrence Weschler; seminal French sound poet Bernard Heidsieck’s poignant La Poinçonneuse; new music diva Cathy Berberian’s ode to the comics, Stripsody; Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson’s quadrilogue homage to Provence, Capital Capitals.