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Tanztheater’s Kontakthof: a probing confessional collage of dance, music and speech


Varèse 360° Southbank Centre, 16th-18th April, Tel: 0871 663 2583 Edgard Varèse was the tragic figure among modern music’s founding fathers. He dreamed of a music of the future, made by as-yet unknown instruments powered by electricity. Born in Paris in 1883, Varèse moved to the US during the first world war, but his hopes of finding a sympathetic hearing there were soon dashed. His life was a continual battle against uncomprehending audiences and a sceptical scientific establishment, which listened politely to the wild-haired Frenchman’s requests…

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