Crippled Symmetry | Morton Feldman

In Morton Feldman’s music, silence plays a prominent role, thanks to the hushed volume and the interval between sounds. Continue Reading →

Pierrot Lunaire – Opus 21 | Arnold Schönberg

Pierrot Lunaire, composed by Arnold Schönberg in 1912 on poems by the Belgian symbolist Albert Giraud. The music of Arnold Schönberg, especially ‘Pierrot Lunaire’, is a hallucinatory masterpiece and an absolute landmark of musical history.
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Feasts of Fear and Agony | Bram Van Camp

“Feasts of Fear and Agony”: of expressionist poetry to kinetic typography.

When Paul van Ostaijen wrote his ‘Feesten van angst en pijn’ (Feasts of Fear and Agony, 1918-1921), he was looking for a new language detached from narrative meaning. Through the use of handwriting, colours and experimental arrangements on the page, he suggests that his poetry does not necessarily have to signify anything concrete.
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