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In 1975-1976 Philip Glass and Robert Wilson created a piece of theatre that would radically break with traditional 'opera'. Its plot did not run chronologically, but instead was built around a number of locations. Its music was equally radical: no full orchestra, just saxophone, bass clarinet and synthesizer, and so repetitive that progress came to a standstill and time fused with space. During this listening course, you will learn what this opera about time and space has to do with enlightenment, Einstein and science.
Lutgart Vanlerberghe: lecture (in Dutch)