Billy Corgan To Mount Marathon Hermann Hesse Tribute at his Chi-town Teahouse


“Hexistential,” yo. Andy Warhol would be pleased. Key song tracked, below.

By Blurt Staff

Billy Corgan—that would be the Smashing Pumpkins chap; you may have heard of the band—is planning an “ambient/musical interpretation” of Hermann Hesse’s 1922 novel Siddhartha on Feb. 28 at his very own Madame ZuZu’s Teahouse in Chicago. A noon showtime is listed, which makes sense, because he indicates it will last between 8 and 9 hours. That’s a lot of tea (and pee; sorry, couldn’t resist).

As Corgan’s Facebook page announced:

On 2//28 I’ll be doing a show at Madame ZuZu’s Teahouse; start time noon, and due to nature of performance it’ll last 8-9 hours. So see in coming days for details on seating and admissions. As with all our events there is no charge. Performance will be centered around an ambient/musical interpretation of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha; built by modular synthesis, on the fly. Readings of the text to go hand in hand with whatever is created; + the first @Hexistential poster, and event t-shirts too. Hope to see you there.

 Photo via Wikipedia of course…. Okay, let’s review:

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