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Umm, looks like Jorge Louis Borges has been trending on KSR. (And may he forever trend!) 3 days left for Carla Kihlstedt’s Necessary Monsters project, a staged song cycle Kihlstedt wrote with poet Rafael Osés based on Borges’ Book of Imaginary Beings. Along with Kest Schwartzman’s sculptural masks, that makes two Imaginary Beings-inspired projies. We say the more the magic-lier! The piece will premiere July 29th & 30th @ San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Necessary Monsters follows a young writer as she tries in vain to corral the imaginary beings that parade out of her mind in the course of a sleepless night. In this journey, she encounters many beasts – some meddlesome, some winsome, some loathesome – and discovers that she is indeed the sum of their parts.

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