Living Ur Sonata: Conjuring Kurt Schwitters to Transcend Authority and Seize the Hour
LIVING UR SONATA reveals the transcendent truth of Kurt Schwitters' 1920s epic of nonsense. The Nazis burned Ur Sonata and mocked Schwitters' visionary art as degenerate. Today widely performed, Ur Sonata inspires us to reject nationalism and overcome language barriers to embrace our common humanity. With urgency and humor, Andrew Laties brings tales of Kurt Schwitters' dramatic life into resonance with stories of Laties' own forty years performing, encouraging readers to seize the hour and sing along with Ur Sonata.
Includes full text of Ur Sonata.