Some recent reading highlights:
- Tyler Green's series on Dada: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 -- I really appreciate the fact that he writes about Dada as a response to the horrors of World War I, and not just some silly nihilistic behavior by a bunch of crazy artists.
- Speaking of Ashes on differing ideas of "the public" and its relationship to government and authority in Mexico and the U.S.
A good companion CD to Tyler's essays would be Futurpiano, featuring music of that era by Lourie, Ornstein, and Antheil. Unfortunately, it appears to be out of print and is therefore a bit expensive.
Three years ago, I wrote two posts (1, 2) about a theater piece set in this post-WWI period called Blue Flower. There is even one scene set in the Cabaret Voltaire. The latest project by the same people is called Dagmar. Check out the web site for future concerts / appearances.
Updated: I added Tyler's latest post.