At the National Gallery of Ireland, Eve Parnell and Katerina Speranskaya present a Performance of spoken word with cello accompaniement. Eve Parnell reads an extract from Somerset Maugham’s book, The Razor’s Edge. This book was one of the first Western novels to propose non-Western solutions to society’s ills. Its title comes from a passage in one of the Upanishads. “The sharp edge of a razor is difficult to pass over; thus the wise say the path to Salvation is hard.” Accompanied by Katerina Speranskaya on Cello playing a new work inspired by Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony.