John Malkovich Read Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”


Ακούστε την «Αλληγορία του Σπηλαίου,” του Πλάτωνα σε απαγγελία του ηθοποιού Τζον Μάλκοβιτς. Διαβάζει τον Πλάτωνα μελοποιημένο και μιξαρισμένο με μουσική από τους Ric Ocasek, Yoko Ono & Sean Lennon,OMD και άλλους.

Hear John Malkovich Read Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave,” Set to Music Mixed by Ric Ocasek, Yoko Ono & Sean Lennon, OMD & More.


Ιmagine that you’re John Malkovich. I know, you’ve seen this movie before, but hear me out: you’re one of the most venerated actors of your generation.You are entering your sixth decade and could probably coast into your golden years on accolades and prestige parts.

But do you rest on your laurels? Or do you become amodel and collaborator with photographer Sandro Miller, appear in an Eminem video… read Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” over an ambient piece of music called “Cryogenia X,” then have the results remixed by Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, Ric Ocasek, new wave icons Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark, and other musical legends?

 …. With original music composed by Eric Alexandrakis, the album came out on vinyl as a 2 LP picture disk featuring photos from Malkovich and Miller’s photo project “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich.” The collaboration recalls other literary musical projects, such as Kurt Cobain and William S. Burroughs’ “The Priest They Called Him” (and Burroughs’ earlier work with Throbbing Gristle),  as well as a recent joint project on Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, with Iggy Pop and electronic composer Alva Noto. But there’s also a disorienting strangeness here those other experiments lack. Read more here


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