Notes on MonoDramas At The New York City Opera

by Paddy Johnson on April 5, 2011 · 3 comments Opinion

"La Machine De L'Etre" Music by John Zorn. Performed by Anu Komsi

Finishing with a blast, the thought bubble ignites so brightly it’s impossible to watch. During the set change for the next Monodrama, a video mostly picturing moving flowers by Jennifer Steinkamp ran on another thought bubble. It was so effective I didn’t think there was a reason for its existence past itself.


Olen Holm April 6, 2011 at 12:49 am

You said “Duchamp in a dancehall.” nyuk nyuk nyuk

kara April 8, 2011 at 5:14 pm

I think this series is more or less failed. Personally, I love Feldman and his opera set was pretty nice so it was good. But the other two was disappointed ,literally. Specially, though I do love John zorn, his opera was not good!!! at all.

lilwonder April 12, 2011 at 1:39 am

just so you all know–opera singers are never mic’d. that is their voice, and their voice only.

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