Eberhard Blum : graphic artist and musician

[Excerpts from Eulogy for Eberhard Blum written by Volker Straebel.] In his life and in his work, Eberhard Blum (1940–2013) established a continuum of the musical and the visual arts. As a leading exponent of new and experimental instrumental, vocal–verbal, conceptual, and interdisciplinary works, Blum defined contemporary performance practice as much through the strength of … Continue reading Eberhard Blum : graphic artist and musician

Morton Feldman’s anti-opera ‘Neither’, a collaboration with Samuel Beckett

The Rome Opera commissioned Morton Feldman to write an opera in 1977. In the same year, the composer collaborated with Irish writer Samuel Beckett, and Neither was completed and premiered. However, it is not an opera in the traditional sense of the word. Feldman and Beckett had first met in 1976 in Berlin, where the latter was directing … Continue reading Morton Feldman’s anti-opera ‘Neither’, a collaboration with Samuel Beckett