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Les Maudits presents three dynamic chamber pieces inspired by heroic ‘cursed’ artists of French culture. Demolishing all boundaries and pushing the artistic envelope beyond all expectations Ubu is a triumphant return to the file-card studio technique that produced such masterpiece as Spillane, Elegy, Kristallnacht and Femina. A bizarre musical portrait of the subversive writer Alfred Jarry, Ubu is one of Zorn's greatest and most outrageous creations. Also included are two pieces performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble - one inspired by radical French poet Charles Baudelaire, and Oviri, a touching elegy to artist Paul Gauguin.