Ragnar Kjartansson’s BLISS
631 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA
Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro is one of the most rapturous pieces of music ever composed, the kind of work that’s so moving, you want to listen to over and over again. And that’s precisely what happens in Ragnar Kjartansson’s Bliss – for twelve hours. Through extreme repetition, an excerpt from Mozart’s original composition moves from elegant to ironic to ecstatic, finally returning to its original delicacy and joy but freighted with the emotional and physical toll of the experience.
The West Coast premiere will be a fully staged production, with us, Chris, and a bunch of the greatest experimental-ready singers in LA. (Did we mention Ragnar sing’s in the show?)