2001: A Space Odyssey

I think about the utility of a robot life partner more frequently than I might like to admit. However, the one time I have felt any true emotion for an automaton is the acutely affecting “Daisy” scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey. So, I can’t wait to feel that stunning lament tenfold this weekend when the film will be accompanied by over 150 singers and musicians for the Adelaide Festival. The remarkable score of Ligeti and the Strausses will engulf you like a tsunami. I am pretty sure it is events like this that beget myths which last for millennia.