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concert Tribute Concert to Jean-Michel Basquiat With Matthias Pintscher and the Ensemble intercontemporain

With Matthias Pintscher and the Ensemble intercontemporain

Tribute Concert to Jean-Michel Basquiat With Matthias Pintscher and the 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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Cast

  • Bryce Dessner | Electric guitar

Program

  • Matthias Pintscher, New work for two trumpets — world premiere
  • John Cage, Seven Haiku for piano
  • George Crumb, Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) for flute, cello and piano
  • Yann Robin, Art of Metal II for contrabass, clarinet, and electronics
  • George Crumb, Black Angels / Thirteen Images From the Dark Land for electric string quartet
  • Bryce Dessner, Wires for electric guitar and ensemble

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Anaïs Spiro
  • Venue: Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris, France)
  • Production date: 2019
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min
  • Production: © Héliox
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