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Discomfortingly, confidence that there will not be a major economic, geopolitical and societal disruption is quite low, indicating the need for greater all-round checks and balances.
It is not too much to say that Itamar Levi's controversial book Agadat Ha'agamim Ha'atsuvim (1990) discomfortingly pushed the parameters of post-Auschwitz aesthetic representations, in essence re-defining and resisting generic boundaries.
The Goldsmiths' Company deserves praise for this serious and beautiful exhibition, since such an ambitious proposal is likely to have been rejected by most English museums as too rarefied or too academic, and its presentation considered discomfortingly theatrical.
In the Beginning was also given an exemplary reading, although I must confess to finding Copland's musical approach to the Genesis text a little too deferential (how differently Britten would have tackled it), and in this performance the strong vibrato and tight upper register of mezzo soloist Diana Moore became discomfortingly intrusive.