September 12th, 2009
Trial 2 / Prison,
Philip Glass
Einstein at the Beach

Philip Glass - Trial 2 / Prison, “I Feel the Earth Move.”

From Einstein on the Beach, whose fragmentary rhythmic texts are embedding themselves in my mind with increasing force every day, this movement features the work of autistic poet Christopher Knowles. The cadences and repetitions of his words remind me of my internal monologue during states of duress -migraines, manic episodes, fevers- little fugues of iterating speech, staccato and repetitive, that have some compelling structure I can’t identify.

For Mumblelard, whose wonderful tags are sometimes similar.

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    Philip Glass - Trial 2 / Prison, “I Feel the Earth Move.” From Einstein on the Beach
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    One of my favourites off this opera. So good.
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Hello! My name is Mills Baker. I write about art, culture, love, philosophy, memory, history, and more. Here are some relatively better posts. This site has been featured on Tumblr Tuesday and is listed in the Spotlight, but it pines for its youth as a coloring book. (Header lettering by the amazing Chirp).