Elliott Sharp - Port Bou | Infrequent Seams Records CDIS1010

Elliott Sharp - Port Bou

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Label: Infrequent Seams Records

Cat No: CDIS1010

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 2nd December 2016

Contents

Artists

Nicholas Isherwood (bass-baritone)
Jenny Lin (piano)
William Schimmel (accordion)
Elliott Sharp (electro-acoustics)

Works

Sharp, Elliott

Port Bou (opera)

Artists

Nicholas Isherwood (bass-baritone)
Jenny Lin (piano)
William Schimmel (accordion)
Elliott Sharp (electro-acoustics)

About

The opera Port Bou by Elliott Sharp presents the last moments in the life of philosopher Walter Benjamin at Port-Bou in 1940 as he was fleeing Nazi-occupied France. Port Bou features the astounding bass-baritone Nicholas Isherwood with virtuoso Jenny Lin on piano and William Schimmel on accordion as well as electro-acoustic backing tracks by Sharp.

In his spoken introduction to the Berlin performance of Port Bou, Volker Schlörndorf, director of The Tin Drum, stated: ‘Anybody's agony, the night before closing the door on the world, is hard to transcribe in musical notes, I thought, even more so a philosopher's Angst. Yet, it can be done, and his voice, this particular voice, roaming a hotel room in exile, is proof of it. A metaphysical achievement.’

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