Song by Song

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episode 5: Black Box Theme, The Black Rider, Tom Waits [208]

More mental gymnastics from David, Simon, Sam & Martin, as Song by Song grapples with not only defining the Black Box as a song, as well as a theatrical conceit. There’s some in-depth discussion of unusual instruments and their use in musical storytelling/signposting, comparison with other Robert Wilson collaborations, and we work our who that guy from Labyrinth is.

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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include: Black Box Theme, The Black Rider, Tom Waits (1993) Knee Play 1, Einstein On The Beach, Phillip Glass/Christopher Knowles (1975/1979)

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 2019-09-04  21m