Samuel Beckett Radio Plays
     
   

  WORDS AND MUSIC
   
(Written in 1962)


This production includes a score by the late American composer, Morton Feldman. Words, called Bob (David Warrilow) and Music, called "Joe" (The Bowery Ensemble conducted by Nils Vigeland) are forced to collaborate by the club-wielding Croak (Alvin Epstein). Under duress they produce two of the most exquisite lyric poems ever written by Samuel Beckett. The play is often understood as being "about" the agonizing difficulties of the creative process itself. The accompanying documentary features an interview with the late Mr. Feldman.

Produced with a documentary about the play itself which features interviews with the actors performing the the series, as well as with Beckett scholars.

PRODUCTION ORGANIZATIONS: Voices International, New York, NY, and WDR, Cologne, Germany
YEAR PRODUCED: 1986
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Everett C. Frost
DOCUMENTARY AND SOUND EFFECTS PRODUCER: Charles Potter
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Faith Wilding
WRITER: Samuel Beckett
RECORDING AND PRODUCTION ENGINEER: Mike Moran
COMPOSER: Morton Feldman
MUSIC: The Bowery Ensemble, conducted by Nils Vigeland: Bunita Marcus, piano; Michael Pugliese, percussion; Barbara Held and Rachel Rudich, flutes; Laura Seaton and Tim Pelikan, violins; and Sarah Carter, 'cello.
HOST: Henry Strozier
CAST: David Warrilow, Alvin Epstein
COMMENTARY: Morton Feldman, Everett Frost, Linda Ben-Zvi, Maurice Beja

FORMAT: Compact disk (60:00) 1 CD: drama (40:00); documentary and commentary (20:00)

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

 
   
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