Art & Music: Search for New Synesthesia

Art & Music: Search for New Synesthesia
Library Shelf Location 33.HASE
Publication Date 2012

Art & Music—Search for New Synesthesia was published 27 October 2012 - 3 February 2013 to coincide with an exhibition of the same title. Music and the visual arts have shared a close relationship with each other over the course of their evolution. At the beginning of the twentieth century Wassily Kandinsky strove to create a form of comprehensive art that would arouse a variety of sensations, while Paul Klee attempted to create images through the accurate depiction of musical notation. Later, during the 1960s, John Cage and others produced experimental works that explored the rich sensual domain and widened the range of expression made possible through the crossover of the audio and the visual. Today, the development of digital technology has made it possible to break an image down into pixels that can be processed as symbols or numerical values; sound can also be composed visually on a PC display, so it can be said that in their creative processes, art and music have drawn closer to each other. Artists today are able to manipulate video, images and sound equally on a single computer, they possess a closely-knit, composite sense that can be described as a 'new synesthesia,' allowing them to create diverse expressions. We have invited composer, Ryuichi Sakamoto, in the role of general advisor for this exhibition, in which we will introduce various works deriving from the intersection and coordination of these two forms of expression, while questioning the fundamental meaning of the acts of 'looking' and 'listening' in 'our times'. Artists in the exhibition: Céleste Boursier-Mougenot John Cage Manon de Boer Florian Hecker Ryoji Ikeda Wassily Kandinsky Paul Klee Udomsak Krisanamis Carsten Nicolai Keita Onishi Seigen Ono + Ryuichi Sakamoto + Shiro Takatani Otomo Yoshihide limited ensembles(Otomo Yoshihide, Yasutomo Aoyama, Sachiko M, Kanta Horio, Yuko Mohri) Christine Ödlund Ryuichi Sakamoto + Shiro Takatani The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA Toru Takemitsu Michi Tanaka / Jiro Takamatsu Bartholomäus Traubeck Stephen Vitiello Lyota Yagi

ISBN 9784845912070
Quantity 1
Pages 207
Format Hardback
Publisher Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Related Artists John Cage, Paul Klee, Udomsak Krisanamis, Wassily Kandinsky, Ryoji Ikeda, Stephen Vitiello, Carsten Nicolai, Manon de Boer, Florian Hecker, Lyota Yagi, Otomo Yoshihide, Celeste Boursier-Mougenot, Keita Onishi, Seigen Ono, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Shiro Takatani, Christine Odlund, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Shiro Takatani, The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA, Toru Takemitsu, Michi Tanaka & Jiro Takamatsu, Bartholomaus Traubeck
Category Art by Subject
Keyword Music
Languages Japanese, English

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