09/07/2014

Neither in Berlin

Reading time: 1 min. Morton Feldman

to and fro in shadow from inner to outer shadow
from impenetrable self to impenetrable unself by way of neither

Morton Feldman’s Neither has recently been performed together with Samuel Beckett’s Footfalls at the Staatsoper Berlin.

Watch director Katie Mitchell talk about how the composer and the novelist and playwright met at the Schiller-Theater in Berlin in the 1970s, how Beckett said that he hates opera (“Mr Feldman, I don't like opera.” […] “I don't blame you!”), how Feldman fell over in the Schiller-Theater and how Neither came into existence:

Read a (German) review of the production on nmz online.

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