Whose idea was this, anyway? Mike Patton, an alternative pop culture icon dabbling in the widely disparate fields of heavy metal and serious avant-garde music, has just produced and performed in a recording of Laborintus II, a work by the late Luciano Berio, an avant-garde composer with historical ties to pop culture icons.

Berio’s three-act storyless opera was first performed at Mills College in California in 1967, the same year in which Berio appeared on the cover of the Sergeant Pepper album.

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