Ok, so that’s over with. According to my little bet with God, I got to destroy all Job’s posses- sions and kill his children. The idea was that losing everything should be enough to turn Job away from his righteousness and get him to curse God.
But Job doesn’t curse God, he knows what to do. He’s studied for this moment. He’s ready. He gets down on his knees and says, “Naked I have come from my mother’s womb and naked I return. The Lord has given and the Lord has taken away. Let the name of the Lord be praised.” Round one to Job.
Flutist and composer Nicole Mitchell tackles this eight-movement work with a drumless chamber quartet featuring some of the most forceful voices in improvised music. Bandcamp Album of the Day Aug 6, 2018