14 September 2008

Tristero's day job

Tristero, author of Digby's Hullabaloo who famously wrote "Darwin's not a stuff-shirted Nigel Bruce, pip-pipping his way across the Empire", is the online alter ego of composer Richard Einhorn, pictured at right, who has spent the last year and a half composing The Origin: An Opera-Oratorio Inspired By Charles Darwin to premiere in February 2009 (naturally).

At Digby's Hullabaloo you will find a detailed explanation of The Origin including two trailers. Also check out Richard's other audio clips and the website of Kitka, the haunting Eastern European women's vocal ensemble that "sings Darwin’s autobiographical writings; they are his public persona, his worldly voice."


Elke Watts said...

...and what's wrong with pip-pipping one's way across the Empire? Hmmmmm?

Karen James said...

Nothing, I am sure. In fact, pip-pipping my way across the Empire is one of my favourite pastimes.

I think the point here, though, is that for Darwin it was more that he was puke-puking his way across the empire, poor dear.