CSO Proof: The Right To Be Forgotten
May 1, 2021 | 7:30 pm | Music Hall
The Right to Be Forgotten: Volume One
words & music by Gabriel Kahane
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Teddy Abrams, conductor
Do you remember your brain before the internet? Before you became tethered to a tiny computer that travels on an infinite loop from nightstand to pocket to purse to your hand and back again? Were your dreams different? Did you wander the streets of a strange city, and did you delight in the terror of getting lost?
In a new song cycle by turns personal and public-facing, Gabriel Kahane examines our cultural and economic obsessions with convenience and efficiency, and the debts that accrue as a result: debts to labor, to the planet, to privacy, and increasingly, to our free will.