Phil Kline: Zippo Songs

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Opened Jan 20, 2004
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Called "brilliant" and "a true original" by the New York Times, Phil Kline has stretched the boundaries between contemporary classical, rock and ambient electronic music. Coupled with Rumsfeld Songs, Zippo Songs is Kline's statement on war and the politics of war, in a fresh and new take on the age old tradition of the protest song. A deeply moving, intense look at poetry American GIs inscribed on their lighters in Vietnam. Kline has set these profound and desperate poems with a calm and sacred spaciousness. With Theo Bleckmann, vocals; Todd Reynolds, violin; Phil Kline, guitars; David Cossin, percussion, Zippo Songs: Airs of War and Lunacy has just been released by Cantaloupe Records. Presented by Salt Theater: directed by Emma Griffin, designed by Louisa Thompson and Mark Barton.

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