Friday, September 30, 2011

Graham Harman on Pierrot Lunaire

Graham weighs in from his blog:

2012 will mark the centennial of Arnold Schoenberg’s “Pierrot Lunaire,” an atonal song cycle using German translations of Albert Giraud’s grisly French expressionist poems about the old commedia dell’arte clown, Pierrot. (By “French” I mean the language. Giraud was a Belgian, from Leuven.)
The occasion cannot go unmarked, and since Tim Morton and I share a passion for this piece of music (as well as for Henri Rousseau’s “Carnival Evening [Philadelphia], a painting often associated with the music) we wanted to do something to commemorate it.

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