Sounding Beckett @ U. Wisconsin

In 2012, Cygnus gave a two-week run of shows at the Classic Stage Company in Manhattan. Joy Zinoman directed 3 Beckett plays, and Cygnus performed music in response to the plays. At Sarah Lawrence on February 27, and at the University of Wisconsin on March 23, Cygnus will revisit the Beckett music, and record on the two days following the concert.

Cygnus @ University of Wisconsin
Souding Beckett and more




Pre-concert Panel Discussion
with composers Laura Schwendinger and Chester Biscardi
& hosted by Beckett scholar Patricia Boyette


Performance at 8pm
Laura Schwendinger: Footfalls (after Beckett); The Garden of Earthy Delights
Chester Biscardi: Footfalls
John Halle: Catastrophe (after Beckett)
Scott Johnson: Last Time Told (after Beckett's Ohio Impromptu)


Sounding Beckett: Washington Post Review

Sounding Beckett: NY Times Review


The 2012 Production of Sounding Beckett paired two different musical responses, written for Cygnus, to each of the three plays, as follows:


Footfalls---Chester Biscardi; Laura Schwendinger
Ohio Impromptu---Scott Johnson, John Halle
Catastrophe---David Glaser, Laura Kaminsky