"Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.”

Robert Fripp


27/11/2011

Art's sake

"be blind for art's sake 
and deaf for art's sake 
and dumb for art's sake 
until for art's sake 
they kill for art's sake 
all the art for the art's sake."

 

"soyez aveugles pour l'art
soyez sourds pour l'art,
soyez muets pour l'art
jusqu'à ce que, pour l'art,
on tue - pour l'art -
tout l'art, pour l'art."


from the libretto of "The Craddle Will Rock", a musical written by the Brechtian's Marc Blitzstein in 1937.
The premiere, directed by Orson Welles, was targeted by the W.P.A. because of its left political aspect.
The "New York Times" said the show was "written with extraordianry versatility and played with enormous gusto, the best militant labor has put into the theatre yet".
One of the fist "agitprop" in USA?

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