De-formation: Piano Variations
Diamanda Galás will release De-formation: Piano Variations, a work for solo piano, on July 24th. Composed and performed by Galás in September 2019, the 21:19 minute piece is based on the expressionist poem Das Fieberspital (The Fever Hospital). Written by German poet Georg Heym in 1912, Das Fieberspital’s depiction of warehoused patients of yellow fever presaged the treatment and hiding of infected and damaged soldiers later in WWI. It will be released digitally, and on physical formats as a one-sided limited vinyl edition, and an EP length compact disc.