Diamanda Galas

At Saint Thomas The Apostle Harlem

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At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem documents Galás' volcanic May 2016 performances at Saint Thomas the Apostle church in Harlem, NY, described by the New York Times as "guttural and operatic, baleful and inconsolable, spiritual and earthy, polyglot and wordless, nuanced and unhinged." Sung in Italian, German, French, and Greek, the performances include Galás' dramatic settings of the death poems by Cesare Pavese and Ferdinand Freiligrath, as well as interpretations of songs by Jacques Brel ("Fernand", "Amsterdam") and Albert Ayler ("Angels," sung by Galás, who has always believed that Ayler's work is also vocal music). 

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1 Verrá La More E Avrá I Tuoi Occhi 8:51
2 Anoixe Petra 5:20
3 Angels 5:09
4 Die Stunde Kommt 9:39
5 Fernand 5:39
6 O Death 10:06
7 Amsterdam 6:28
8 Artemis 5:31

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