Einstein on the Beach

Einstein on the Beach Talk with Philip Glass, Robert Wilson & Anne Bogart

On Sunday, January 15th 2012 thousands met at the Michigan Theater to play fly-on-wall as Einstein on the Beach creators Philip Glass and Robert Wilson, with choreographer Lucinda Childs and moderator Anne Bogart, unspun the dense, enigmatic and magical "opera."

After our minds were officially blown, WDET held an afterglow at the Arbor Brewing Company with listeners who submitted our favorite "Einstein is ... sentences.

Einstein Is

... inviting us to Think, particularly about what we don't know. - Clint Spevak

... alive and well and living on and under and in between the grains of sand on the beaches of the Great Lakes. He lives in the smallest parts of them, with ghosts and shadows, in the sum of their parts. - Jim Piana

... a symbol of the known and unknown, and of mans potential. - Jeanne Hagadone

... a dream, and the opportunity of a lifetime. - Matthew Piper

... focused on the architecture of space and time. Glass and Wilson have joined him, successfully, pushing us to those exceptional, rare moments of wonderment and pure joy. - Sally Pittsenbarger

... 1-2-3-4-5-6-a boy ... 1-2-3-4-5-6 a man ... 1-2-3-4-5-6 an idea ... 1-2-3-4-5-6 a tongue stuck out. - Scott Taylor

... the only physicist whose hair mirrored his theories, which collapsed the hippies of his future and the longhairs of his past -- from cavepeople to Mozart -- into his own overwhelmingly closely-clipped present. Shake it out, Albert! - Jim Bloch