Simon Silber

Simon Silber : Works for Solo Piano

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A wickedly funny commentary on art, genius, jealousy and failure. Norm Fayrewether knew the composer Simon Silber for little more than a year, but it was long enough to get to hate him. Destitute and down-and-out, Fayrewether was uniquely placed to document Silber's unrecognizable "genius" - Silber paid him money to write his biography - and threw himself into the task like a man dispossessed. This is Fayrewether's life of Silber as told through liner notes accompanying a selection of the man's music. This extraordinary oeuvre - including a daylong piano sonata and an etude composed on a telephone keypad - is the key to Silber's life. It is also Fayrewether's revenge on the man who tormented him...
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 131 x 198 x 17mm | 182g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 014100536X
  • 9780141005362

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