Tribute Concert to Jean-Michel Basquiat

With Matthias Pintscher and the Ensemble intercontemporain

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Bryce Dessner — Electric guitar
Ensemble Intercontemporain

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Join the soloists of the Ensemble intercontemporain, and their music director, maestro and composer Matthias Pintscher for a celebration of the life and work of one of 20th-century art’s towering figures: Jean-Michel Basquiat. The neo-expressionist painter and Andy Warhol collaborator Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the most famous artists of the last century, yet few people are aware of his extensive musical explorations. In the late 1970s, he co-founded Gray—an ensemble he called a “noise band”, named after the 19th-century medical textbook Gray’s Anatomy—and “played with a file on a guitar and a synthesizer. At the time I was inspired by John Cage – music that isn’t really music. We were trying to be incomplete, abrasive, oddly beautiful.”

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Directed by:
Anaïs Spiro
Venue: Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris, France)
Production date: 2019
Duration: 1 h 36 min
Production: © Héliox
Resolution: Full HD