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Orfeo

Richard Powers

In Orfeo, Powers tells the story of a man journeying into his past as he desperately flees the present. Composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police on his doorstep. His home microbiology lab-- the latest experiment in his lifelong attempt to find music in surprising patterns-- has aroused the suspicions of Homeland Security. Panicked by the raid, Els turns fugitive. As an Internet-fueled hysteria erupts, Els-- the " Bioterrorist Bach"-- pays a final visit to the people he loves, those who shaped his musical journey. Through the help of his ex-wife, his daughter, and his longtime collaborator, Els hatches a plan to turn this disastrous collision with the security state into a work of art that will reawaken its audience to the sounds all around them.

In Orfeo, Powers tells the story of a man journeying into his past as he desperately flees the present. Composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police on his doorstep. His home microbiology lab-- the latest experiment in his lifelong attempt to find music in surprising patterns-- has aroused the suspicions of Homeland Security. Panicked by the raid, Els turns fugitive. As an Internet-fueled hysteria erupts, Els-- the " Bioterrorist Bach"-- pays a final visit to the people he loves, those who shaped his musical journey. Through the help of his ex-wife, his daughter, and his longtime collaborator, Els hatches a plan to turn this disastrous collision with the security state into a work of art that will reawaken its audience to the sounds all around them.
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In Orfeo, Powers tells the story of a man journeying into his past as he desperately flees the present. Composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police on his doorstep. His home microbiology lab-- the latest experiment in his lifelong attempt to find music in surprising patterns-- has aroused the suspicions of Homeland Security. Panicked by the raid, Els turns fugitive. As an Internet-fueled hysteria erupts, Els-- the " Bioterrorist Bach"-- pays a final visit to the people he loves, those who shaped his musical journey. Through the help of his ex-wife, his daughter, and his longtime collaborator, Els hatches a plan to turn this disastrous collision with the security state into a work of art that will reawaken its audience to the sounds all around them.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christopher Hurt

Length:

13h 38m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

31:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

31:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

32:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

36:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

31:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

37:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

44:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

49:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

51:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

53:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:22:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

39:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:01:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

43:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

45:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

56:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:11