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Ensemble: Talea Ensemble
Takasugi, Steven Kazuo - Composer
Venue: Lehman College, New York
Date of Concert: Aug. 2018
Playing Time: 01:41:20
Catalogue Number: 0015013KAI
Based on the dark sideshows of Coney Island's amusement parks in the early part of the 20th century, Steven Kazuo Takasugi's Sideshow is a meditation on virtuosity, freak shows, entertainment, spectacle, business, and the sacrifces one makes to survive in the world. A cycle of six aphorisms by the Viennese satirist Karl Kraus (1874-1936) is embedded as a subtext running through the work.