Thursday, February 26, 2015
Davison Room, Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library
Opera Humanities Seminar:
"Ono in Opera, 1961"
Free and open to the public.
Full text of essay:
Limits of National History: Yoko Ono, Stefan Wolpe, and Dilemmas of Cosmopolitanism
There was some musical connection: Onos fascination with the avant-garde was sparked by her love of the 12-tone techniques that Wolpe made so idiosyncratically expressive. But Cohen has argued (in Limits of National History: Yoko Ono, Stefan Wolpe, and Dilemmas of Cosmopolitanism, published in the summer 2014 issue of Musical Quarterly) that their friendship was based on something deeper their shared status as exiles