Music and science meld in ‘Orfeo’

“Music and science meld in Richard Powers’ ‘Orfeo’,” by Georgia Rowe, San Jose Mercury News, January 19, 2013.

“Orfeo” is ultimately about the creative impulse, which Powers suggests will always be with us. “Each historical moment has its crisis,” he says. “Human hunger is complicated. But we will always want serious things. We have a need to be stretched and to listen to dark and not always easy things. At the same time, we need spontaneous joy — and a good beat.”

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