Thursday, November 25, 2004

Found Music

If Dida Bei can be a song lyric, then why not Eilu Mitziyos?:
One of the first tractates of Talmud a new student is taught involves the disposition of lost property. Given the 4,000-year history of loss experienced by the Jewish people, that makes perfect sense. It is also easy to see why passages from Bava Metzia, the tractate in question, are at the heart of the new music theater piece by Bang on a Can, “Lost Objects,” which has its American premiere on Nov. 30.