Friday, June 19

THE EARTH MOVES. A documentary about Einstein on the Beach.

"New film about Philip Glass, Robert Wilson, Einstein on the Beach, and the connection between physics, opera, and human imagination. ... Iconic, groundbreaking, game changing, genre defying––these are just a few phrases used to describe Einstein on the Beach, a rarely performed avant-garde opera created by composer Philip Glass and director Robert Wilson. Called an 'opera' because no other term comes close, the four and a half hour work breaks all of the rules of conventional opera and abandons narrative and traditional orchestral arrangements. Through Einstein on the Beach, Glass and Wilson reshaped the old and classical form of opera into something completely new. Over the last 35 years, four productions of Einstein on the Beach have toured across the globe from New York and Tokyo to Paris and Melbourne. The work was revolutionary when it was first performed and is now considered one of the greatest artistic achievements of the 20th century. ..."
kickstarter (Video)

2011 May: Einstein on the Beach: The Changing Image of Opera (1985)