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Translating Literature with a Four-Piece Band

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Inside Higher Ed has a fun little profile up about Glass Wave, a California band made up of professors who sing about literature. The band is pictured above, via their site)

From the story: “Inspired by a line in Ezra Pound’s Cantos, the band’s moniker is consistent with its modus operandi: writing rock songs based on canonical works of literature. The 11-track album adapts themes and narratives from Homer, Ovid, Shakespeare, Herman Melville, Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, and Vladimir Nabokov, and sets them to musical compositions, generally in the vein of 1960s and ’70s progressive rock typified by groups such as Pink Floyd, The Soft Machine, and Supertramp.”

Well, that’s awesome. Maybe they’ll end up touring with the Rock Bottom Remainders. Or at least sign to their record label.

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