THE OFTERDINGEN PHENOMENON
Pursued by dogs and
the police,  accosted
by a French blue
flower, saved by a
poem: the
Gesellschaft on
summer vacation
From the mists of
fiction a man
emerges,from the
pages of Proust a
melody.
Recounting the discovery
of a symphonic poem
presumed lost, with
practical advice for cyclists.
Confessions of
ambivalence by a lonely
scholar with a sweet
tooth.
...face full of clouds:
Music at last for a
famous septet, featuring
"the only Unknown
Woman."
The Gesellscaft teams up with
NASA in a  voyage to outer
space, and returns home with
microtonal treasures.
Poetry by Goethe,
music by
Ofterdingen, critical
commentary
by a serious
scholar with a funny
name.
A long-lost editor appears
amidst a storm of
controversy, disguised as a
dinosaur. Featuring a piano
transcription of the
Gnostic
Symphony.
Daydream or
epiphany?  
Ofterdingen appears,
and for a moment  a
veil is lifted...
Fragments, paradoxes
and enigmas from
the twenty-ninth century,
featuring a controversial
symphonic poem.
The search for a missing editor
leads to the past: memories turn
to music at Baiting Hollow, the
"point of intersection between
Ofterdingen's and the real
world."  With a new recording of
the
Green Grasshopper string
sextet.
Wherein the obscure
Baroque composer
Domenico Zipoli reveals
the secret of immortal life,
and provides an
illuminating perspective
on three centuries of
music. With  a recording of
the
Fountain of Youth Trio.
The initial discovery
of a work by  
Ofterdingen is
recounted, and
preliminary theories
are put forth on its
provenance.
Trans-dimensional studies in
musicology wherein the
Ofterdingen Gesellschaft
expands its search for the
unusual.  Included here are
performances of  
The
Tangerine Concerto, The
Sonata for Mrs. Cardinal
and
the piano quintet,
Where
Beauty Begins to Crumble
A recording turns up,
ostensibly of Ofterdingen at
the piano.  Stylistic analysis
yields five astonishingly
variegated interpretations.
Fragments of
Ofterdingen's diary are
found.  From these an
attempt is made to
reconstruct his world.
An old song, a new
quartet, a hummingbird
and a batch of
love-letters.
Ofterdingen's final
failure, Peter
Ceniti's swan-song,
and the vehicle of
Andreacchi's
escape.
With fascinating
details on the habits
and hobbies of Pelog
Slenderoso, Ichigo
Scracci and all the
Gesellschaft gang.
From the most recent
ruminations back to the
earliest impassioned
outcries.
How did it all get started?
Choose your favorite answer
inside.