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Amaury Cornut

in Nantes

Moondog, 20th century blind viking composer

PRESENTED ON JUL 04, 2014
IN NANTES @ VOL 8

Since 2009 Amaury Cornut works about the life and music of Louis T. Hardin aka Moondog, a singular and unrecognized 'classical' composer. He was a blind beggars, dressed like a viking, who also has conducted the prestigious New York Philharmonic Orchestra and influenced Philip Glass and Steve Reich in the same time he was jamming with Charlie 'Bird' Parker and Mingus and was a heroes for Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin or Elvis Costello. Amaury who just published few month ago the french biography and run the strings ensemble 'Minisym' which play Moondog's rare music, open with this PechaKucha a small door to discover Moondog's universe... {in French}

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Hand-Painted Signs in the 21st Century

BY DOUGIE KERR
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Dougie Kerr is considered a Toronto legend, and he has been painting signs since the 60s. When he first moved to Canada in the 70s, his first job was painting totem poles. He is now one of the two only sign-makers at Honest Ed's, the most iconic department store in Toronto. He does a variety of in-store signage, sometimes producing 40-50 hand-painted signs a day. 

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21st Century History Painter

BY SANDOW BIRK
@ UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2014 ARTISTS ASSEMBLY ON MAR 24, 2015

Artist Sandow Birk work includes painitngs and woodblock prints. He is influenced by nineteen century European romantic painting which he layers with hip-hop culture and his art evolves from fictional history to real history painting. His themes are current events, the war in Iraq. His last project was a creation of illuminated manuscript based on traditional islamic manuscripts.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 27th 2015.

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20th Century Perspectives

BY JENNY JAMISON
@ VOL 30 ON DEC 01, 2016

Jenny Jamison and artist Toby Paterson talk through their collaborative project 20th Century Perspectives, held in the 1972 Glasgow modernist monument The Anderston Centre. Within this striking setting, the Scottish Ensemble performed music that spans the 20th C alongside large scale sculptural interventions by Paterson. The Scottish Ensemble aims to perform in as many different venues as possible to reach as many different people as possible, letting people from all walks of life access classical music in a way that is relevant to them. 

 

 

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To Hastings And Beyond: Confessions of a Balearic Assassin of Love 

BY ADE PEACHMENT
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Art educator, music journalist and wax hound Ade Peachment waxes lyrical about his passion for pop, Acid House, the Ibiza party scene and more.

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Love is Blind Contour

BY KATE MICHAUD
@ VOL 35 ON MAY 19, 2016

For the past 9 months, Kate Michaud has been drawing blind contours (line art drawn without looking down at the paper) of every man with whom she's gone on a date. Every week she posts a drawing in her online blog.  Thought not a visual artist, her co-workers - who are graphic designers - persuaded her to do this project, and it has snowballed into something bigger than she imagined.

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Yards: Framing 20th Century Homes

BY CHRISTA MACARTHUR
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 03, 2017

Business in the front, party in the back! Christa MacArthur describes how street life and neighbourhood character reflect cultural transformations of the 20th century.

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At the Intersection of the Personal, the Historical, and the Musical

BY ANDREW KOEHLER
IN KALAMAZOO

Andrew Koehler, Associate Professor of Music at Kalamazoo College + Music Director and Conductor of the Kalamazoo Philharmonia : Yevhen Stankovych is a contemporary Ukrainian composer, and his 1993 Requiem for Those Who died of Famine memorializes one of the most catastrophic, largely overlooked tragedies of the 20th Century: the Holodomor, in which millions of Ukrainians died from an artificial famine created largely by Stalin's orders. The work will receive its US premiere next spring, performed in Chicago and Kalamazoo by the Kalamazoo Philharmonia and the Bach Festival Chorus, led by conductor Andrew Koehler. This music -- by turns haunting and riveting -- bears particular resonance for Koehler, who has studied and taught about the Holodomor and is a heritage speaker of Ukrainian.

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Music of the Old North End

BY BRIAN PERKINS
@ VOL 28 ON MAY 22, 2019

Musician and music educator Brian Perkins explores the cultural history of Burlington, Vermont's Old North End neighborhood through the lens of music.

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Art is alive

BY SAMUEL RODRÍGUEZ
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 21, 2017

In his presentation, Samuel Rodríguez will motivate us to understand why we need art to live and show us what art says to society and culture all around the globe. Samuel goes into many forms of art literature, paintings, and film.