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Incidents of an Uncertain Passage To A Defined Address

composition for percussionists

programme note:

"To let that which shows itself be heard in the very way it shows itself from itself.’ In the case

of the picture of the Menaced Assassin this suggests to Levy the possibility that the sound

playing on the phonograph record which the murderer listens to is none other than the

surprised cry of his unfortunate victim. One hears, and ones hears oneself hearing. The two

are forever entangled and as such there is nothing to do but celebrate.”

the two paintings that accompany this documentation are by Rene Magritte:

and they are

the menaced assassin, 1927


the difficult crossing, 1926

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