Experiencing Pain Through Sound: Ustvolskaya (Pt. 2) and Maryanne Amacher

The last episode of Art Music Perspectives delved into performers’ experience of pain and discomfort in playing the music of Galina Ustvolskaya. In this episode, we’ll explore how listeners can experience pain, often at the hands of composers who purposefully create sonically-uncomfortable listening experiences through sound.

My guest this episode is:
Maria Cizmic, author of Performing Pain: Music and Trauma in Eastern Europe

The music heard in this episode is:
Ustvolskaya, Symphony No. 2
Meshuggah: Demiurge
Maryanne Amacher: Chorale