Gethenian Suite

Back in March, I was at the world premiere of Gethenian Suite, a one-hour fusion of chamber orchestra, jazz, and space music, based on Ursula K Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness. A video can of course not do this piece of music justice, but I have some small hope that it can be performed at the Worldcon in Dublin 2019.

The Creation of Ea – Benjamin Newman

Only in silence the word,
only in dark the light,
only in dying life:
bright the hawk’s flight
on the empty sky.

Sad news: Ursula K. Le Guin has passed away, at age 88.  In her memory: the epigraph from A Wizard of Earthsea, set to music by Ben Newman.

Rest in peace, lady.