The Divine Punishment

by Diamanda Galás

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'The Divine Punishment' was composed, performed and co-produced by Diamanda Galás.

The first performance of The Divine Punishment is given on June 23 1986 at Oswego Shipyards as a world premiere for the ARS Electronica Festival

All texts from THE DIVINE PUNISHMENT are taken from the OLD TESTAMENT
except for part III of Free Among the Dead

Free Among the Dead is dedicated to Tom Hopkins with whom I first discussed this project for the N.Y. Native and who died this year in N.Y.C. at St Luke's Hospital


released June 30, 1986

engineers and produced: Dave Hunt
recorded and mixed at the Dave Hunt Studios, London

co-prodcution and mix: Dave Hunt
engineering : Frank Harris
consultation: Naut Hamon
additional signal processing: Richard Zvonar
recorded at Informusik Studios, San Francisco and OTR Studios, Belmont.
mixed at the Power Plant, London

Executive Production: Intravenal Sound Operations, San Diego. ARS Electronica, Linz, Austria. Mute Records, London. NEA Opera/Music Theatre, Washington D.C. the Kitchen, N.Y.C. Informusik Studios and Third Wave Productions, San Francisco.

Original cover photo by T.J. Eng.
Sleeve Design and Treatment by Me Co.

1986, Diamanda Galás


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Diamanda Galás New York, New York

Diamanda Galás is a Greek-American avant-garde composer and performer, whose work confronts the subjects of violence and despair with political conviction and austerity. Galás rose to prominence in the ‘80s and ‘90s with the recorded trilogy, Masque of the Red Death, and the performance work Plague Mass, which addressed the AIDS crisis in a time of deafening political silence and inaction. ... more

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