Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s four-hour opera Einstein on the Beach premiered in 1976. A revival toured the world between 2012 and 2015. The January 7, 2014 performance at Paris’s Théâtre du Châtelet was live-streamed, and Nico Muhly was watching. I remember this with delight every time I listen.
the great three notes that begin Einstein are starting! culturebox.francetvinfo.fr/einstein-on-th… STREAM IT Y'ALL
you can literally hear France people having seating disputes the audio is such good quality up in here
avec helga davis
Oskar is doing his bob Wilson moves vine.co/v/hYl5xtOgnLP
everybody needs to SHUT IT how beautiful this tableau is #einstein2014
I woke up like this #Einstein2014
France people checking their programmes talmbout "zont dit quoi!?"
Helga just came real close to giving Paris the shocker
michael riesman hair is LAYED
the fuck is all that fuzz on the microphones
actually fuck it, Hai-Ting Chinn's hair is REALLY layed. <3 Hai-Ting.
I remember when I conducted parts of this with a french choir we spent ½ the time learning how to pronounce "three" and "seven"
it was all "zree!" and "zevohn" which was sultry but imprecise
sing along with grandma
LAAAAAAA SOLLLLLLLL DOOOOOOOOOO
1 2 3 4 vine.co/v/hYlX7Li0QuX
weirdly not feeling all the close ups? Otherwise how can you tell how far things have moved!? LA SI DO SI LA SI DO SI LA SI DO MI MI!
the beam of light is descending y'all
STAGE SANS BEAM
STAGE AVEC BEAM #adore
The lighting is so gorgeous also just FYI also #haiting
Court is in session
Court in session 2
NB that the judge IS WEARING THE BEAM as a tie
TOUCH THE ROCK MEANINGFULLIE
I always 4get that there's one chorus lady dressed up as Bob Wilson Does Charo
Although in this lighting it's more like Bob Wilson does Zelda Rubenstein in Poltergeists #carolanne
briefcase dancer could git it
@touchvinyl queen, I am live STREAMING it and the guy behind me is my dog, who is farting.
OH YES I DID #einstein2014
@rskaudio are you doing RF right now?
hmm something weird going on with flute 1 - is that a shakuhachi effect up in there….
france people are losing their minds about how we drink coffee in New York right now #paperbag4lyfe
@rskaudio why u make that flute so flat
they want to kiss you and kiss you and kiss you again / my sisters
I hope the FedEx man who just came likes how LOUD I was playing #einstein2014
RE MI RE MI RE MI RE MI RE MI RE MI
okay now everybody SHUT IT and watch this unbelievable thing
RE MI FA MI
it's the field dance shhh it's so good
I can't get óskar to do this move you guys I'm sorry
I love lisa bielawa b/c you can tell just by eyebrows if she's saying re (down) or mi (up) #bassooneyes
THERE GO THE SPACESHIP
Like 4 minutes later it's only halfway across the stage it's like my #amtrak the other day
Bob Wilson timing is very similar to this train I was on from Cambridge to London a few weeks ago
Gawd I love a chassé fouetté #einstein2014
BYE BYE! Also she was saying "mi"
the beginning of the night train is a great time to go P if you're starting to feel it b/c you don't want to miss anything for a while
I went to P at BAM and ran into Marina Abramović at the bar who looked like she was about to HOUSE a campari
I love when they play with the KNEX light up wall
THIS was the jam — the fast 1 2 3 that wasn't happening with the french choir! hard enough for native english speakers
UGH and when the choir gets to do the pointillistic hand gestures my whole body shivereth
EVEN HAI-TING gets to do it
I was in this prematurely air-conditioned supermarket and there were all these aisles.
And there were these bathing caps that you could buy that had these kind of Fourth-of-July plumes on them that were red and yellow & blue.
And I wasn't tempted to buy one, but I was reminded of the fact that I had been avoiding the beach.
I will own this necklace.
You guys, first the earth has to move, then it's about to be the second fii-=i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ed dance
Look! It got bigger…. OR CLOSER (dun dun dun)
it's ALL OVER THE PLACE
Do ré mi fa sol
Okay so this is great but now I usually peace out for a longer section in EOB; the sax makes me anxious
just checked back in, still saxophone bleep boop
delicious chords tho I wish PG still did "cloud music" like this and the 4th section of Music in 12 Parts
4th section of Music in 12 parts when it "gives way" into part 5 gives grandma Full Taint Shiver
y'all see that swagger
here come the organ cadenza. KEEP UR EYE ON THE BEAM OF LIGHT
THERE IT GO
this gesture both visually and musically is one of the most beautiful things u will ever see
@geoffsnack not written as albums — there's a large body of work from that period...
UGH so good *shakes rump with delight*
GIVE IT 2 MAMA
Now everybody hush up while Hai-Ting Chinn serves this aria. LOVE HER
Hai Ting en Plein Écran, y'all @Einstein2014
@liambyrnevdg 👏👏👏👏 4 hai ting
YOU GUYS HERE IT COME
okay shhh I am turning off the phones and the lights
that little boy stay talking about Kevin
remind me what those plexi bewbs are? Something v sleeper about them
I want a Bob Wilson rang cycle. all u need is some lite-brite and eric owens in a plexi cube.
omg Hai Ting can be Erda
this is how it sounds/looks inside my head most times
(PS I know there is a RW Rang all up at the Châtelet even but I want it like, in my apartment)
follow-spot operator ftw
fleshlight dancer should be a thing
hear that bari sax? That is a good use of sax.
when helga emerge from that boob
….and then that dude straight up FLIES across the stage. Come on.
now let's get our czerny on
omg it's almost over bring us hööööme
PS this joint was about Dr Atomic avant la lettre a tiny bit shh
See that's the thing it's ecstatic and apocalyptic and gorgeous and bright and blue and dark and precise and abstract
Did anybody see how the stagehand moved? That's like the Bob Wilson School of Top Down Artistic Violence™ I love him
also play Knee 5 for people who r like "minimalism is sterile"
@millsbaker IT WILL BE A FAMILIAR STORY
…a story that is so very very old….
If my connection gets weird during knee 5 I am going to fuck up culturebox in person next month
this will be me and them: youtube.com/watch?v=Uw7D6U…
Count the stars in the sky
and also the solfege — it's about education, the simplest 1+1 kind of story: do, ré, mi.
FLESHLIGHT SOLO BOW
see how he makes them walk & move for curtain call! I love everything about this. HELGA! woooo
awkward euro unison clap
is somebody gonna go get Peej?
yaaaaaaas now watch how bob wilson does a curtain call
miss jason (stage manager) looking trim 'n' ready to go!
uh oh they didn't rehearse this bit
lucinda is going to fuck somebody up after this
get bob 'n' peej out for one more whoom there it is
goddamn lucinda, it's going to be fine
homeslice is giving me Willem Dafoe angry face! We love u!!!!!!!
ok now I'm sad
lol I lost like 400 followers over that shit today BUT I DON'T CARE thank u all 4 sharing @EinsteinBeach with me
@christianryan_ I mean I think it was more people being like WHAT is he talking about
@jezdolan I'm live-streaming it from New York, darling, FAIN THAT I WERE in purris tho
@itsmarkmills he, too, could get it. GOOD JOB EVERYBODY <3 <3 <3
@einsteinbeach he can tell when it's not live