Monday, March 14, 2005

Banjo opera.

According to Wikipedia: In her 2004 autobiographical performance The End of the Moon, Laurie Anderson said she once contacted Thomas Pynchon asking permission to adapt Gravity's Rainbow as an opera. Pynchon replied that he would allow her to do so with one condition: the opera had to be written for a single instrument, the banjo. Anderson said she took that as a polite, "No."

Banjo? Surely a kazoo would be more the man's style?
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