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‘Winter more than the others is the season of quiescence’ -John Cage’s Winter Music (1957), dedicated to Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. Love the breathing spaces in this piece. Preparing for winter ❄️❄️❄️
#JohnCage #WinterMusic #Rauschenberg #JasperJohns #piano #performance #concert #installation #art #gallery #comingsoon #MusicArt #musicartlondon #December2018

Many congratulations to our friend, poet Zaffar Kunial, who has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize 2019. He wrote Sunlight (not in the book) specially for our multimedia concert performance earlier this year, inspired by Arvo Pärt’s piano piece Für Alina and South Korean poet Ko Un.
SUNLIGHT (excerpt)
‘o unstuck eye of light/sent anything anywhere/sends seas sends faces/sends all but the sender’
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@faberbooks #ZaffarKunial #TSEliotPrize #ThePoetSpeaks #piano #pianist #poet #poetry #composer #recorded #voices #performance #concert #MusicArtLondon

#JohnCage by Nam June Paik, 1990. Single-channeled video, monitors, vintage TV cabinets, piano keys and strings. #Frieze #MusicalInfluence #Silence #Sounds #Piano #Performance #Art #Installation #MusicArtLondon

Detail of Rauschenberg’s Rumour (Spread), 1980. Spotted some light, piano music under the bucket. #Frieze #art #gallery #thaddaeusropac #artist #Rauschenberg #staytuned #piano #pianist #poet #composer #music #newwork #collaboration #musicartlondon

Duet [Anagram (A Pun)], Robert Rauschenberg, 1998. The musical score incorporated in top half of the canvas was John Cage’s Concert for Piano and Orchestra’, 1958, dedicated to Elaine de Kooning. It was premiered at Cage’s 25 Years Retrospective Concert on May 15, 1958. The retrospective concert was organised and supported by Cage’s circle of artist friends including Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. .
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#JohnCage #Rauschenberg #collaboration #piano #manuscript #music #art #pianist #composer #poet #artist #musician #collaboration #performance #staytuned #newwork #musicartlondon @rauschenbergfoundation
Photo courtesy @james_joslin

Happy Birthday John Cage! His pioneering collaborative spirit had a lasting influence on musicians, artists and poets of his time and generations to come. Winter Music, 1957 (for 1 to 20 pianos) was dedicated to Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, who were his close collaborators, as was Merce Cunningham. @johncagetrust @rauschenbergfoundation #JohnCage #RobertRauschenberg #JasperJohns #MerceCunningham #pianist #composer #poet #artist #musician #collaboration #performance #staytuned #newwork #musicartlondon

Very pleased to see the wonderful book art installation by artist Pauline Rafal - originally created for MusicArt London - now exhibited at POSK gallery. The installation was inspired by the music and poetry of composer Robert Schumann (1810-1856) and letters with his fiancée and concert pianist Clara Wieck (later Clara Schumann). It was first presented at our Conceptual Concert by pianist Annie Yim in 2015. #bookartist #PaulineRafal #Schumann #Kinderszenen #piano #poetry #letters #composer #pianist #annieyim #bookart #installation #collaboration #music #gallery #musicartlondon

A phenomenal production of The Bassarids by Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012) premiered in 1966 at the Salzburg Festival. Henze said at the time, “I believe that the road from Wagner’s Tristan to Mahler and Schoenberg is far from finished, and with The Bassarids I have tried to go further along it. I am not prepared to relinquish what the centuries have passed on to us.” Libretto by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallmamn after The Bacchae (406 BC) by Euripides. Conducted by #KentNagano with the Wiener Philharmoniker. Directed by
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#Henze #salzburgfestival #composer #poet #performers #Salzburg #London #musicartlondon

Portrait exhibition of legendary musicians by photographer Werner Neumeister in Schloss Fuschl #Salzburg #Festival #Stravinsky #Karajan #MarthaArgerich #HansWernerHenze #composer #pianist #conductor #music #musicians #photography #art #exhibition #musicartlondon

John Cage’s Lecture On Nothing included in his book Silence (1961). The Lecture was first given in 1949 at the Artists’ Club in NYC (started by Robert Motherwell):
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“Half intellectually
and half sentimentally ,
when the war came along,
I decided to use
only
quiet sounds.
There seemed to me
to be no truth,
no good,
in anything big in society.”
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#johncage #silence #lecture #lectureonnothing #art #music
#artists #musicians #composer #20thcentury #musicartlondon

So happy to see familiar faces at @ordovasgallery and their current exhibition ‘Flowers’. Thank you for the beautiful ‘bouquet’ of a catalogue full of delights, perfect reading material in the summer garden 🌼🌺 #calder #warhol #freud #richter #pettibone #dawson #tillmans #mapplethorpe #faurer #weegee #art #gallery #musicartlondon #collaboration #2016 #ordovas

Reflecting on our Concert & Conversation in Berlin 2017 within the exhibition of artist @_christopherlebrun, captured here Christopher Le Brun’s insights and live performance by Annie Yim of Schoenberg’s Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19 No.1 (1913) at Arndt Art Agency. See his new paintings now @lisson_gallery #throwbackthursday #tbt
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The music programme and conversation reflects on the analogies between music and painting. Musical development during the early 20th century was in a state of flux. The programme drawn from around this period has been selected jointly by Christopher Le Brun and Annie Yim to elucidate shared aesthetic elements between the two art forms: the chromatic and ecstatic qualities in Scriabin and Rachmaninov; the crossroads between tonality and atonality in Schoenberg; the evocative colours and images of Debussy.
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Full video on our YouTube Channel. Images and conversation extract by kind permission of Christopher Le Brun studio.
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#Schoenberg #Debussy #Rachmaninov #Scriabin #RichardBirchall #musicartlondon #ChristopherLeBrun #royalacademyofarts #London #artist #painting #print #AnnieYim #pianist #music #performance #concert #conversation #live #recording #collaboration #musicalinfluence #Berlin #art #gallery

Summer Exhibition @royalacademyarts 🌈 Memory, Lisa Milroy RA, 2017 and Body, Iryna Hauska. Wonderful Room IV curated by Humphrey Ocean RA. #thegreatspectacle #ra250 #royalacademyofarts #womenartists #artist #lisamilroy #painting #irynahauska #sculpture #summerexhibition #london #musicartlondon #inspiration

Great memories from our first Conceptual Concert with artist Christopher Le Brun at Katrin Bellinger’s Colnaghi Gallery (old location) in 2015, juxtaposed with live piano performance of works from late romantic to a new contemporary piece, including this Scriabin’s Poeme Op.32 No.1 (1903) recorded live from our 2017 concert collaboration in Berlin #throwbackthursday #tbt #musicartlondon #christopherlebrun #Scriabin #colour #chromaticism #live #performance #recording #annieyim #London #Berlin #art #gallery #piano #musicalinfluence

Really beautiful opening of Christopher Le Brun’s New Painting @lisson_gallery. Reminiscing our MusicArt concert collaboration with the poetic ‘Lyric 2017’ behind us. #musicartlondon #christopherlebrun #annieyim #musicalinfluence #music #art #painting #London

"In music, as in painting and even in the written word...there is always a gap which is completed by the imagination of the author” - Charles Baudelaire. Watch our weekly live video, this week featuring the pairing of composer #Debussy and poet #Baudelaire, where the piano piece “Sounds and perfume turn in the evening air” (1910) was inspired by Baudelaire’s poem Harmonie du Soir.
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Excerpt from Baudelaire’s poem:
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The season is at hand when swaying on its stem
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Every flower exhales perfume like a censer
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Sounds and perfume turn in the evening air
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Melancholy waltz and languid vertigo!
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Full video on our YouTube channel. #inspiration #piano #AnnieYim #live #performance #musicartlondon #French #poetry #music #symbolism #impressionism

Loving #JohnCage this week. His beautiful love poem (1943) to his longtime partner and collaborator #MerceCunningham was juxtaposed with Cage’s piano piece Dream (1948) in our performance. The piano piece was premiered with choreography by Cunningham. #live #performance #ThePoetSpeaks #piano #poetry #AnnieYim #musicartlondon #Conceptual #Concert @cityuniversitylondon
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Special thanks to the John Cage Trust for the typed manuscript of the poem.
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Watch in full: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwYaCaLCcyE&app=desktop

A month of weekly live videos! Second @musicartlondon Conceptual Concert video is out. #musicartlondon #piano #poetry #art #live #performance

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