“the sheer musicianship displayed by the duo was something to behold”
Absorbing, Entertaining, Masterful, Enchanting, Original
“The result is a largely mesmerizing experience, one that gives audience members a new appreciation for the power of music and its ability to set a mood.”
“A neglected classic, Faust is ripe for rediscovery, and the added energy of live music makes it all the more compelling.”
“genuinely heart-rending … At the Crossroads achieves an amazing feat: simultaneously taking us back to the silent era while creating something utterly contemporary.”
“Sex is strongly implied”
“The brilliance of this esoteric art lies in the intimate intersection of the new music and the venerable images on the screen.”
“Inspired by a vinyl LP, The World in Sound 1965 Produced by the Associated Press, the March 12 show originated somewhat differently.”
This is a supremely good show. The quality of the musicianship on show is astronomical, and twinned with the iconoclastic Faust, it makes for an experience I wouldn’t mind reliving again and again.
The sensitively played music softened the story, directing our attention to the very ordinary human frailty highlighted by the actors and effects, without sensationalism or discordant surprises.
On Friday night the bohemes showed, filling the performance space at the back of the Green Bean, filmmakers, writers, photographers, artists and genuine aficionados among them.