Sunday, December 14, 2014
Luciano Berio: Thema (Omaggio a Joyce)
(8:11) This is what you do with open-reel tape and the human voice. At least, in 1958.
The first couple minutes are a recitation by Cathy Berberian of the unaltered text, from James Joyce's
. The rest of it is pretty amazing. "Listen, each and for other plash and silent roar..."
If you like this, there's a longer piece entitled
that explores the same approach.