Wednesday, May 30, 2007

muscle tone for the culture?

I love the music of John Adams [no relation]. The pic is the cover of the CD of his brilliant opera El Nino. In the latest issue of the Observer's Music Monthly magazine, there's a good article on contemporary classical music, featuring Adams. In an interview he says that 'if opera is going to have any future at all as a living art form, it has to take hold of the psychological themes and undercurrents of our present lives'. The article also features the theatre director Peter Sellars who has worked a lot with John Adams [he directed his first opera Nixon in China]. He speaks about providing 'muscle tone' for the culture. Stimulating stuff - and I think there's a connection with what we are trying to be and do in the emerging/emergent church.

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