Hello, Corelings! Enjoying the uncommonly good weather? We’ve compiled some equally good links for this week’s round-up that might strike your fancy.
- Ipsa Dixit, by American composer Kate Soper, explores works by Aristotle, Plato, Freud, Wittgenstein, Jenny Holtzer, and Lydia Davis in an evening of theatrical chamber music. Alex Ross gets to the bottom of the performance in an article over at The New Yorker.
- A lost novella of Walt Whitman was recently discovered by grad student Zachary Turpin at the University of Houston. An anonymous work, Life and Adventures of Jack Engle: An Auto-Biography; In Which The Reader Will Find Some Familiar Characters (which is a fantastic name, we may add) was published in a New York newspaper in 1852 three years before Leaves of Grass.
- The National Portrait Gallery in London will be showcasing rare Old Master drawings, including those of Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci, in an exhibition The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt, starting July 13 of this year.
- Go! Go! Gilgamesh!, A Ragged Man production, takes place from February 15-28 during the 2017 FRIGID Festival of New York. Written by Phoebe Kreutz, the musical features a “super sexy cast” (including Kreutz herself) and “joke folk” songs.
- A theory suggests that Beethoven may have suffered from cardiac arrhythmia, or more specifically a premature ventricular heartbeat, and that it influenced the “stuttering rhythms” of some of his works.
That’s all, folks! We hope you have a lovely last week before spring break.