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Broken Heartbeat

George Benjamin’s “Written On Skin” By · Cover-image Bernardino Mei, “Ghismonda” · Date 03/16/2016 George Benjamin’s opera “Written On Skin” telescopes back and forth through past and present. Based on a vida of the 12th century Catalan troubadour Guillaume de Cabestanh, it takes place in a medieval world where books are precious objects, but references […]

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Decades

Cover-photography Substantia Jones I studied composition with Georg Friedrich Haas in Basel from 2011-2013, his last years there before his move to New York City, where he teaches at Columbia University. In my Master’s recital, a musician showed late and an instrument I built broke, and I had trouble facing the—very supportive—audience. He managed to […]