Kunst zum Hören: A House Full of Music

Strategien in Musik und Kunst

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Kunst zum Hören: A House Full of Music
Strategien in Musik und Kunst

Ed. Institut Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, Ralf Beil, Peter Kraut, graphic design by KOMA AMOK, read by Marina Behnke, Thomas Holländer


2012. 52 pp., 57 ills.

hardcover, with CD

22.50 x 22.50 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-3317-5

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), almost no one was as consistent as he was in his questioning of 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 in our series Art to Hear 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. (English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-3389-2)

In conjunction with this exhibition a catalogue (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-3318-2; English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-3319-9) is also available.

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

The Artists represented (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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