Portland Cello Project
played here in Corvallis and I got to hear them play Danse Macabre
by Saint-Saens. Even with Halloween over it feels like the perfect soundtrack to the world right now.
The Awl recently had a great article about this song: What’s Spookier Than Saint-Saëns's 'Danse Macabre'?
That opening dissonant tritone
sounds like the devil. Hopefully playing and hearing that diabolus in musica
has exorcised some of the evil in the world and we can get to a new soundtrack soon.