Pre-Concert Talk
Brian Simalchik ’10 and Stephen Simalchik ’13

I.O Fest poster 1Words and Music: Brian Simalchik ’10 and Stephen Simalchik ’13 present an introduction to their I/O Fest program which features a new arrangement of Samuel Beckett’s seminal 1961 radio play Words and Music, with music by composer Morton Feldman, and the premiere performance of a new collaborative work by poet and Williams professor Lawrence Raab. They will discuss issues of text setting, staging for musicians, and the relationship of text to sound in exploring memory, time, dreams, and creativity in both pre-existing work such as the Beckett/Feldman and in their collaborative project with Raab.