Spam, a punchline, a roof-tile: The nature of aphorism in Lera Auerbach’s ‘Excess Of Being’

Spam, a punchline, a roof-tile: The nature of aphorism in Lera Auerbach’s ‘Excess Of Being’

You’re at home after work when your college friend calls you--her boyfriend just broke up with her. She didn’t see it coming. Everything was going fine, when out of nowhere, a letter showed up on her doormat; he’s had a change of heart and doesn’t think they should continue. She sobs; her voice shakes; you tell her you’re on your way.