On Thursday morning, Matthew A. Aucoin ’12 will direct a string ensemble in the premiere of a piece that he composed in about three days, performing for the final lecture of the course Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 24: “First Nights: Five Performance Premieres.”
At an hour and 45 minutes of music and an hour of film, “Inni” is a massive release. But its duration is appropriate considering the depth and breadth contained within it. There has always been something unfulfilling about Sigur Rós’s studio albums, as if the clean production and mastering took away from the music’s impact and suffocated it a bit. “Inni,” then, is Sigur Rós at its most fully realized: the music can breathe like it never could before.
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Although its plot is too fragmented to maintain consistent and compelling energy, “J. Edgar” still serves as a sublimely acted and starkly beautiful portrait of a man who even today holds a very contentious place in the public conscience.