A Reading with Music and Pictures

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In an interview with the New York Times, Neil Gaiman discusses his upcoming reading at Carnegie Hall where he will read from his novella, The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains. What’s so special about the reading? It will be accompanied by music from the FourPlay string quartet, as well as projected illustrations. Of the collaboration, Gaiman says:

This is a string quartet that is like a rock band. I went out and spent an entire day with FourPlay, reading the story while they played. I said: “I love this, this, this and this. Can we put in a pause here? Can we get sort of downbeat and more depressing over here?” The music made it feel like a movie.


Kathryn Sukalich is a Wisconsin native living in Oregon. She received an MFA in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University. You can find her online at kathrynsukalich.com. More from this author →