“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 http://MadameZuzus.com 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: