Michael Blackwood Productions

4 Composers: Laurie Anderson, Tania Leon, Meredith Monk, Pauline Oliveros & 4 Artists: Robert Ryman, Eva Hesse, Bruce Nauman, Susan Rothenberg

Artists on Camera

Sala Pegasus

Sunday 26 June Ore 11:00

Free entry

h. 11:00 AM

 

The Sensual Nature of Sound: 4 Composers, Laurie Anderson, Tania Leon, Meredith Monk, Pauline Oliveros

2011

(58 min.)

 

The Sensual Nature of Sound is an important document portraying the personalities and work of four influential New York based experimental composers and performers. Although they share a pursuit of lyrical storytelling, each artist has pioneered a distinctive voice. From the early 1980s, Laurie Anderson used electronic music and performance art as the foundation for the multi-media stage shows that would become her trademark. Cuban born Tania Leon composes orchestral music that is an intricate weave of Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz elements embedded within a classical Western concerto format. Meredith Monk experiments with new ideas in music theatre and developed a unique genre of opera. With concepts such as “deep listening” and “sonic awareness”, Pauline Oliveros drew on ritual, myth, meditation, and improvisation, creating as she did a visionary body of work. Filmed at rehearsals and performances in the United States and abroad, The Sensual Nature of Sound examines the contributions of these diverse composers to contemporary American music.

h. 12:00 AM

 

4 Artists: Robert Ryman, Eva Hesse, Bruce Nauman, Susan Rothenberg

1988

(48 min.)

 

4 Artists acts as a collective portrait of Robert Ryman, Eva Hesse, Bruce Nauman, and Susan Rothenberg, artists linked only by their stated intention of expressing ideas through art, unconnected to traditional concepts of beauty, storytelling or pictorial representation. The film offers the opportunity to see a large body of work in each artist’s studio. The artists discuss how their work and the public’s perception of it have changed. They describe the context in which the works were made as well as their critical concerns.

 

Subtitles in Italian

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