Philip Glass in a warehouse, with lots of goth kids

Philip Glass in a warehouse, with lots of goth kids

June 18, 2017 | Philip Kennicott, The Washington Post

Edgar Allan Poe’s 1839 short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” cries out for music. It is a virtuoso exercise in setting and sustaining a tremulous mood, full of references to music and sound, with little plot and sparse dialogue. Its central character is a neurasthenic who loves to strum a guitar and improvise ballads but is hypersensitive to noise.

 

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