domenica , 23 Febbraio 2020

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Lejaren Hiller | Nightmare Music For Magnetic Tape

LeJaren Hiller Avalanche/ Nightmare Music/ Suite for Two Pianos and Tape/ Computer Music for Tape and Percussion. Lejaren Arthur Hiller (February 23, 1924 in New York City – January 26, 1994 in Buffalo, New York) was an American composer. In 1957 he collaborated with Leonard Issacson on his String Quartet No. 4, Illiac Suite, the first significant use of a computer to compose music. In 1958 Hiller founded the …

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Joe Jones, Smoking | 1966

Fluxus video art “Smoking” by Joe Jones The Fluxus movement of the 1960s brought together a wide range of artists who work in different mediums to create an anti-art aesthetic. This video by Joe Jones entitled “Smoking” from 1966 is 5 minutes and 10 seconds of video showing a puff of smoke that appears stagnant moving slowly through the frame. The …

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James Whitney – Lapis (1966)

(1921-1982) Nationality: american James WHITNEY was born in 1921, in Pasadena, California, and lived all his life in the Los Angeles area. He studied painting, and travelled in England before World War II. James completed seven short films over four decades and collaborated with his brother John for some of his film work. The first of the brothers’ films was …

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Joseph Beuys Filz TV

Joseph Beuys, Filz-TV (Felt TV) (1970) Author: Walker Art Center Date: 2000 Institution: Walker Art Center This multiple, a relic of Joseph Beuys’ action Felt TV (1966), is composed of three props (the boxing gloves, felt pad, and sausage) and a film of the performance. In the 11-minute film, Beuys explored metaphors of communication and energy through the medium of television. As the TV broadcast a talk …

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Frank Zappa – G-Spot Tornado & Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus

Frank Vincent Zappa (Baltimora, 21 dicembre 1940 – Los Angeles, 4 dicembre 1993) è stato un compositore, chitarrista, cantante, arrangiatore, direttore d’orchestra e produttore discografico statunitense. È considerato uno dei più grandi geni musicali del ‘900, capace di fondere molti generi a lui precedenti e contemporanei ottenendo un risultato insuperato.[2][3] Definire il genere musicale di Zappa è quasi impossibile, ma si può affermare che fosse coinvolto in ambiti musicali come rock, blues, jazz, fusion, progressive, avanguardia, musica classica, satira e cabaret.[4][5] source: Wikipedia, l’enciclopedia libera Bestiák / Beasts: Animated …

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Persona – dir. I. Bergman | score: Lars Johan Werle

He was born in Gävle, Sweden, and taught himself how to compose, although he later studied at the University of Uppsala. He sang in the chorus Bel Canto, was active as a jazz musician, and worked as a producer for Swedish Radio. He was known for his avant-gardist, post-Webernian composition Pentagram for string quartet that won first prize at the Gaudeamus Festival in Bilthovenin 1960. He became …

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Bill Fontana – Harmonic Bridge

I have worked for the past 45 years creating installations that use sound as a sculptural medium to interact with and transform our perceptions of visual and architectural settings. These have been installed in public spaces and museums around the world including San Francisco, New York, Paris, London, Berlin, Venice, Sydney and Tokyo. My sound sculptures use the human and/or …

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Laurie Anderson – Home Of The Brave (1986)

Home of the Brave is a 1986 American concert film directed by and featuring the music of Laurie Anderson. The film’s full on-screen title is Home of the Brave: A Film by Laurie Anderson. The performances were filmed at the Park Theater in Union City, NJ, during the summer of 1985. Good Evening (instrumental) Zero and One (spoken word) Excellent …

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Herbert Eimert ‎– Elektronische Musik

Herbert Eimert (8 April 1897 – 15 December 1972) was a German music theorist, musicologist, journalist, music critic, editor, radio producer, and composer. Herbert Eimert was born in Bad Kreuznach. He studied music theory and composition from 1919–1924 at the Cologne Musikhochschule with Hermann Abendroth, Franz Bölsche (de), and August von Othegraven. In 1924, while still a student, he published an Atonale Musiklehre (Atonal Music Theory Text) which, together with a twelve-tone string quartet composed for the end-of-term examination concert, …

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