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Oracle Hysterical

Sound Off with Katy Henriksen


Join host Katy Henriksen for insight into the genre-bending world Oracle Hysterical, a music group whose tagline is part rock band part book club that occupies the fluid space between classically inclined song cycle and art rock concept album. Henriksen speaks with baroque bass/viola da gamba member Doug Balliet about the connection between Schumann's classical song cycle "Dichterliebe" to The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band, about what it's like to play the Baroque viola da gamba for crowds more attuned to indie rock and how his band turned an issue of a literary journal into a song cycle with the help of chamber ensemble A Far Cry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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