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Erling Wold - Queer

Erling Wold - Queer

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Erling Wold - Queer (CD NEW)


Label: Cd Baby.Com/Indys
Format: CD
Release Date: 28 Feb 2006
No. of Discs: 2

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1. Overture
2. Carl Steinberg
3. Kc Steak House
4. Joe
5. Lee Meets Allerton
6. Days Later
7. Queer Hints
8. First Date
9. Pat's Steak House
10. Walking
11. Pawn Shop
12. Chess Game
13. Mentioning the Trip
14. Allerton Agrees to Go
15. Starting the Trip
16. Quito
17. Doctor/manta
18. Guayaquil
19. Yage
20. Puyo
21. Cotter
22. Hunting
23. Epilogue

Wold crafts music whose delicate beauty glides in just below the listener's critical consciousness. - San Francisco Chronicle. Brilliance characterize[s] every facet... - Bay Area Reporter In the late forties, William Burroughs moved to Mexico City to avoid an 'unpromising' court date for heroin and marijuana possession. The city was tremendously corrupt, cheap to live in and tolerant, although not necessarily accepting, of Burroughs' indiscretions: his heroin addiction and his homosexual desire. His autobiographical novel Queer, set against this backdrop, tells the story of William Lee's desperate romantic and sexual yearnings for an indifferent young man named Eugene Allerton, another expatriate American. Although their relationship is consummated, Allerton is never possessed, and Lee's attentions are increasingly sad, embarrassing and pathetic. Burroughs' writing is revealing: he succeeds in uncovering his soul, in expressing his longings in a way that immediately resonates with his audience. In the end, after convincing Allerton to come away with him on a search for the magical drug Yage, the story trails off. As Burroughs puts it: '...Lee has reached the end of his line, an end implicit in the beginning. He is left with the impact of unbridgeable distances, the defeat and weariness of a long, painful journey made for nothing, wrong turnings, the track lost, a bus waiting in the rain...' Because of it's straightforward and honest portrayal of his homosexuality, the book was unpublished for thirty years after it was written, even though Burroughs' fame increased dramatically during that time. The comical fantasy routines in the book, told as stories by Lee in his attempts to entertain and engage Allerton, foreshadow those which eventually come to dominate Burroughs' later works such as Naked Lunch, in which the audience for the routines is no longer real, but one which has become internalized. In the operatic version of this story, Lee is both the narrator and the main character. Lee is the emotional member of the pair: he sings while Allerton only speaks. There are a few incidental characters, but the piece focuses primarily on Lee alone and on the two main characters together. Bay Area Reporter: Brilliance characterized every facet of Erling Wold's Queer on opening night (April 11) at ODC Theater in the Mission. From conception through execution, the chamber opera based on the William Burroughs novel more than did justice to Burroughs' spirit. It rekindled that spirit vividly for the audience, a sophisticated crowd that paid rapt attention to every nuance of inflection and expression from orchestra and actors alike. Truly the night belonged to composer Wold, whose latest work follows previous chamber operas A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil (1993-94) and Sub Pontio Pilato (1995-98) and a host of recordings, chamber pieces, and New Music-style electronic experiments. The concept of turning a classic of queer literature into a post-postmodern chamber piece, complete with on-stage orchestra and what amounts to a singing William Burroughs, dares to be taken seriously. In lesser hands, it could have turned Burroughs' dry humor and desperate longings into farce. But the combined talents of Wold, stage director Jim Cave, dramaturgist John Morace, conductor Deirdre McClure, choreographer Cid Pearlman, lighting designer Clyde Sheets, and costume designer Hank Ford, together with a stellar cast, orchestra, and crew, skillfully brought life to Wold's idea, turning Queer into an exceptionally well-rehearsed, well-executed, inspiring work of high art. Wold's composition for trumpet, guitar, piano, synthesizer, violin and contrabass, flawlessly executed by an orchestra including Wold on guitar, creates an atmospheric, classically-based soundscape reminiscent of works by Philip Glass, David Del Tredici, and Ned Rorem; aptly, the Village Voice once described Wold as 'the Eric Satie of Berkeley surrealist/minimalist electro-artrock.' Here, minimalism and melody go hand in hand, with lovely passages, including suggestions of Me

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