A House Full of Music

Strategies in Music and Art

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A House Full of Music
Strategies in Music and Art

Ed. Institut Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, Ralf Beil, Peter Kraut, graphic design by KOMA AMOK, text(s) by Peter Kraut, Ralf Beil, Stefan Fricke, Thomas Schäfer u.a.


2012. 416 pp., 543 ills.


25.20 x 31.20 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-3319-9

Justus Bier Award 2012

Celebrating John Cage’s 100th birthday in September 2012: the seminal work on the elemental interplay between art and music

Before John Cage (1912–1992), there was hardly anyone as consistent as he was in questioning the boundaries of music and its connections to other fields of art and the everyday world. Along with Erik Satie, Marcel Duchamp, Nam June Paik, and Joseph Beuys, Cage is one of the greatest strategists and pioneers of twentieth-century music and art. Starting with these key figures, this publication examines twelve fundamental strategies of art and music since 1900: recording, collage, silence, destruction, calculation, coincidence, feeling, thought, belief, furnishing, repetition, and playing. Interdisciplinary essays by art and music theorists as well as exemplary works and original sources by artists, musicians, and composers are featured alongside visual documentation, showing the impressive diversity of parallel and overlapping activities between music and art from Laurie Anderson and Robert Filliou to Anri Sala and Iannis Xenakis. (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-3318-2)

Another publication is available in the Art to Hear series (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-3317-5)

Exhibition schedule: Institut Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, May 13–September 9, 2012

The Artists presented (selection) : Nevin Aladag, Laurie Anderson, Luciano Berio, Joseph Beuys, George Brecht, John Cage, Janet Cardiff/George Bures Miller, Fortunato Depero, Marcel Duchamp, Einstürzende Neubauten, Brian Eno, Robert Filliou, Valeska Gert, Heiner Goebbels, Idris Khan, Yves Klein, Milan Knizak, Jorge Macchi, Christian Marclay, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Carsten Nicolai, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Dieter Roth, Anri Sala, Erik Satie, Arnold Schönberg, Kurt Schwitters, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Sue-Mei Tse, Jorinde Voigt, Wolf Vostell, Iannis Xenakis, Frank Zappa

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