This book is the seminal work on the elemental interplay between art and music, it’s published by HATJE CANTZ to celebrate John Cage’s 100th birthday in September 2012.
Before John Cage (1912–1992), there was hardly anyone as consistent as he was in questioning 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 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. (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-3318-2). Another publication is available in the Art to Hear series (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-3317-5).
Edited by Ralf Beil, Peter Kraut, Institut Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt
Texts by Ralf Beil, Stefan Fricke, Peter Kraut, Thomas Schäfer u.a.
Graphic design by KOMA AMOK
416 pp., 543 color ills.
25.20 x 31.20 cm, hardcover
Exhibition with selected works of the artists featured in the book is organized in Institut Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt and it goes on until 9th September 2012. The artists presented: 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 and Frank Zappa