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Berlin, 31. Dezember 2012

Silvesterkonzert der Berliner Philharmoniker 2012 | Sir Simon Rattle, Cecilia Bartoli | Musik von Brahms, Dvorak, Ravel, Rameau und Handel

New Year’s Eve | By Charles Lamb | essays.quotidiana.org


Berlin, 30. Dezember 2012

Improvisation for prepared piano [2008 version] | Listen


Berlin, 28. Dezember 2012

Saint Augustine | Confessions

Wenn es nur eine einzige Wahrheit gäbe, könnte man nicht hundert Bilder über dasselbe Thema malen. — Pablo Picasso


Berlin, 27. Dezember 2012

Newsweek veröffentlicht letzte Printausgabe | Cover Foto

More on Beethoven | Beethoven's Famous 4 Notes: Truly Revolutionary Music | WBUR & NPR | Matthew Guerrieri: The First Four Notes: Beethoven's Fifth and the Human Imagination | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR

On-Demand Audio: Christopher Taylor Plays Olivier Messiaen | Recorded Live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Medieval Sculpture Hall | wqxr.org


Berlin, 24. Dezember 2012

Frohes Fest | Happy Holidays | The goal is not to survive the holidays but to enjoy the holidays.


Berlin, 23. Dezember 2012

Buster Keaton | The Hat | Video

The Genius of Buster | By Jana Prikryl | nybooks.com

I don’t feel qualified to talk about my work. — Buster Keaton


Berlin, 21. Dezember 2012

HAMM: It will be the end and there I'll be, wondering what can have brought it on and wondering what can have ... (he hesitates) ... why it was so long coming. (Pause.) There I'll be, in the old shelter, alone against the silence and ... (he hesitates) ... the stillness. If I could hold my peace, and sit quiet, it will be all over with sound, and motion, all over and done with. | Samuel Beckett, Endgame


Berlin, 19. Dezember 2012

Der 115-jährige Japaner Jiroemon Kimura ist der älteste lebende Mensch der Welt. | sueddeutsche.de

New Tech City: Debate: Is New York City in a Tech Bubble? | wnyc.org


Berlin, 18. Dezember 2012

Ein Porträt des Künstlers Ludwig van Beethoven | Jan Caeyers | Beethoven, Der einsame Revolutionär. Eine Biographie | Leseprobe (pdf) | Besprechung von Wolfram Goertz | Klinken putzen und den Himmel stürmen | zeit.de

Beethoven. Philosophie der Musik: Fragmente und Texte von Theodor W. Adorno | Suhrkamp


Berlin, 17. Dezember 2012

New Sounds: Ravi Shankar on Around New York (1991) | wnyc.org | Ravi Shankar: A Sitar Star Remembered | Soundcheck | wnyc.org


Berlin, 16. Dezember 2012

Beethoven, Beethoven, Beethoven | Carnegie Hall Live | The Belcea Quartet Plays Late Beethoven | wqxr.org


Berlin, 15. Dezember 2012

Walking with Beethoven | All Ears with Terrance McKnight | wqxr.org

Winter's Philosophers | By Charles Simic | nybooks.com


Berlin, 14. Dezember 2012

John Jeremiah Sullivan »Pulphead« (Lesung) | Suhrkamp Insel Mediathek | suhrkamp.de | The Final Comeback of Axl Rose | gq.com

Drawing the Line, and Crossing It | ‘Saul Steinberg: A Biography,’ by Deirdre Bair | nytimes.com

The Saul Steinberg Foundation | saulsteinbergfoundation.org


Berlin, 13. Dezember 2012

Top Five Classical Music Apps for iPad. By Amanda Angel | wqxr.org

INTERVIEW with Arnold Newman « ASX | AMERICAN SUBURB X | Photography & Culture | americansuburbx.com

William Duckworth | Time Curve Preludes | Neely Bruce, Piano | Listen via archive.org | William Duckworth, Internet Composer, Dies at 69 | nytimes.com

Zero Dark Inbox. By Silvia Killingsworth | The New Yorker

Solo, Piano - N.Y.C. | By Anthony Sherin | nytimes.com


Berlin, 12. Dezember 2012

Ravi Shankar, Sitar Master Who Spread Indian Music, Dies at 92 | wqxr.org | Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar passes away. He was 92 | indiatoday | Ravi Shankar, Prolific Indian Sitarist, Dies at 92. By ALLAN KOZINN | nytimes.com

Ravi Shankar, OPEN MIND, Posted by Taylor Ho Bynum | newyorker.com

Ravi Shankar joined John Schaefer in the studio back in 1985. New Sounds | With Ravi Shankar | wnyc.org


Berlin, 11. Dezember 2012

Charles Rosen, Pianist, Writer and Intellectual, Dies at 85 | wqxr.org


Berlin, 21. November 2012

It seems to me that the most radical redefinition of art would be one that defines ‘art’ without reference to object. — RLi

unheard music archive berlin [umab]

The Politics of Art | Barbara Rose reviewing current art | brooklynrail.org

John Cage | Foto © Corinto Marianelli. All Rights reserved | via corinto.com


Berlin, 20. November 2012

How a Small New York Press Is Trying to Reinvent Publishing | Posted by Zachary Gomes | thelmagazine.com | The Crumpled Press | New York | crumpledpress.org

William Turnbull, British sculptor and painter of the post-war period, died on November 16th, aged 90. His is not a household name; he did not lead a melodramatic life of self-destructive creativity nor court the art-world establishment. Instead, he spent his 60-year career quietly focused on his work, often experimenting with different media and forms, while staying true to his vision. | Remembering William Turnbull | Beyond time | economist.com/blogs

The Ecstasy of Influence | By Jonathan Lethem | jonathanlethem.com


Berlin, 18. November 2012

How to Proceed in the Arts (after O’Hara and Rivers, with love) | By Ben La Rocco and Craig Olson, 2011 | The Brooklyn Rail

Jack Gilbert Dies at 87 | Harriet Staff | Harriet the Blog | The Poetry Foundation
Jack Gilbert, The Art of Poetry No. 91 | Interviewed by Sarah Fay | theparisreview.org

The aim of human life is to know thyself. Think for yourself. Question authority. Think with your friends. Create, create new realities. Philosophy is a team sport. Philosophy is the ultimate, the ultimate aphrodisiac pleasure. Learning how to operate your brain, learning how to operate your mind, learning how to redesign chaos. — Timothy Leary, How to Operate Your Brain: A User Manual by Timothy Leary (1993) | openculture.com

milk white globe and dark room | dark message [2010-2011] · for voice, magnetic tape and small dark room · open the project page


Berlin, 17. November 2012

After Hurricane Sandy, Helping Hands Also Expose a New York Divide | nytimes.com
New York City | How to Help | Hurricane Sandy Recover | wnyc.org


Berlin, 15. November 2012

Squatting in Caracas | Urban Think Tank | Torre David Trailer | Torre David, a 45-story office tower in Caracas. Improvised home of a community of more than 750 families, living in an extra-legal and tenuous occupation.

Lower Manhattan | Martha Graham Dance Company Underwater | newyorker.com


Berlin, 14. November 2012

Colleagues and Champions Remember Elliott Carter | wqxr.org

America's Third World City: Meet The Pioneers Reinventing Detroit | LE TEMPS/Worldcrunch

SFMOMA | OPEN SPACE » Blog Archive » Show Me the Money: Context – Organizations, Artist Spaces, Arts For Profits, Collaboratives, and Other Models


Berlin, 8. November 2012

Saxophonist David S. Ware, A 'One-Of-A-Kind' Improviser, Dies : A Blog Supreme | npr.org
David S. Ware | A World of Sound | David Lynch Foundation Television | dlf.tv
David S. Ware Quartet | Mikuro's Blues | Video

Radio Tanzania: A Disappearing History On Tape | npr.org | Tanzania Heritage Project

Spotify and the Problem of Endless Musical Choice | Mike Spies | The New Yorker


Berlin, 6. November 2012

Sad news | Composer Elliott Carter has died | just shy of his 104th birthday next month | newmusicbox.org | His aide Virgil Blackwell confirmed Mr. Carter’s death.
Elliott Carter, preeminent American composer, is dead at 103 | latimes.com
Elliott Carter dies; Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer was 103 | washingtonpost.com


Berlin, 4. November 2012

Listen | Morton Subotnick Live From Moogfest | npr.org

SFMOMA | OPEN SPACE » Blog Archive » NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: No More Boring Art


Berlin, 2. November 2012

Im Markt ist das Kunstwerk nur ein Item [a distinct physical object].

Making art is not art · download [16 KB]
No. 6 | The garbage of life remains devoted to concentration · download [24 KB] | see Writings

Zum Tode von Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012) | faz.net und sueddeutsche.de
Zum Tod des Komponisten Hans Werner Henze | nzz.ch
Obituary: Hans Werner Henze dies | latimes.com

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York | Picasso Black and White | guggenheim.org
Jerry Saltz on Picasso’s Monochrome Paintings | vulture.com


Berlin, 1. November 2012

Samuel Beckett Directs His Absurdist Play Waiting for Godot (1985) | Open Culture

New York City | How to Help | Hurricane Sandy Recover | wnyc.org
New York City | The New Yorker's Coverage of Sandy | newyorker.com


Berlin, 24. Oktober 2012

Transhumanismus | Interview mit Philippe Borrel | arte.tv | Un monde sans fous ? Film documentaire de Philippe Borrel | videoenpoche.info

Play Anything You Want: Mark Allen and George Herms in Conversation | eastofborneo.org
Ai Weiwei: 'China's art world does not exist' | The Guardian

No. 8 | nothingness · download [20 KB] | see Writings


Berlin, 23. Oktober 2012

Michael Asher, Artist and Teacher, Dies at 69 | nytimes.com
Michael Asher: Reconsidering the Object of Art (1943-2012) | Clancco

Look at everything that exists, and observe that it is already in dissolution and in change [...] — Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180)


Berlin, 20. Oktober 2012

Marjan Zahed-Kindersley | marjanzahedkindersley.posterous.com | Brighton Photo Fringe - Unfinished Studies | The Kave Gallery | tonight till 26th Oct.


Berlin, 27. September 2012


Street Art Twenty-Six | vergrössern | © 2012 Marjan Zahed-Kindersley. All Rights Reserved.


Photos/Peintures Trouvées | Marjan Zahed-Kindersley

7th November - 21st November
Open 7 days
11am - 11pm

Dragon Bar,
71, George Street,
TN34 3EE

Seeing Ralph Lichtensteiger’s Musique Trouvé/TrainSonor.com on the streets of Hasings and St. Leonards-on-Sea.


Tide to Tide
Lucinda Wells & Marjan Zahed-Kindersley

With music composed by Ralph Lichtensteiger

October 20th-27th
Open: Every day
11am - 4pm

Kave Gallery,
Kings Road,
St Leonards on Sea
Private View Friday 20th October

lucinda-wells.blogspot.com | marjanzahedkindersley.co.uk | lichtensteiger.net


Berlin, 22. September 2012

theeconomist.tumblr.com | Richard Saul Wurman, creator of TED, argues that we often use words like “innovate” and “trillion” without understanding what they really mean | Video


Berlin, 21. September 2012

It seems to me that the most radical redefinition of music would be one that defines 'music' without reference to sound. — Robert Ashley, 1961


Berlin, 20. September 2012

NYC | wnyc.org | East Village Vinyl Destination for Hit Makers and Global Junkies to Close | Big City Records at 521 East 12th Street | Read


Berlin, 17. September 2012

wqxr.org | On-Demand Audio: Steve Reich's Complete String Quartets | Listen
wnyc.org | John Cage: City Circus, Program 1 | Listen
studio360.org | A Conversation with Philip Glass | Listen


Berlin, 16. September 2012

The Poetry of Octavio Paz | Listen


Berlin, 7. September 2012

Making art is not art · download [PDF, 16 KB]

Mingus | Foto [© Guy Le Querrec/Magnum]


Berlin, 6. September 2012

Mahindra Humanities Center | The 2012 Charles Eliot Norton Lectures by William Kentridge are now online | Lecture 1, March 20 | Lecture 2, March 27 | Lecture 3, April 3 | Lecture 4, April 10 | Lecture 5, April 16 | Lecture 6, April 24 | Q&A, April 23


Berlin, 5. September 2012

John Cage Centennial | Los Angeles Times | John Cage's genius an L.A. story. | Events honoring John Cage at 100. | The New Yorker | The John Cage Century | John Cage’s art of noise | Alex Ross | SWR2 Musikstunde | Das Leben! ist die Kunst (Teil 1 und 2) mit Werner Klüppelholz. | nzz.ch | John Cage, vor hundert Jahren geboren | Vom kreativen Hinterfragen der Tradition. | drs.ch | Hörpunkt: John Cage - ein Phänomen. | Suhrkamp Verlag | John Cage, Empty Mind | Buchpräsentation und Musik | Heute 18:00 Uhr | Akademie der Künste, Berlin. | John Cage's 10 Rules | Foto · JC by Bruce Davidson | transmissionarts.org | 120 Hours for JC.

When we separate music from life we get art. — John Cage

Für John Cage | vergrössern | © 2012 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

Hören, hören, hören...

101 Questions and Answers re John Cage | with George Koehler [2001] · open the project page


Berlin, 4. September 2012

Quotidiana | Online compendium of 383 public-domain essays. [Definition · quotidian: everyday; daily; ordinary; commonplace].

Free CagePiano app | John Cage Prepared Piano for iPad™ and iPhone™ (Android coming soon).

The NYC-based ARETÉ Ensemble has organized Cage Hop, a month-long celebration of Cage’s work — and Cage-inspired work — to honor the continual need to question our assumptions.

symphonyspace.org | New York | John Cage on Film (Free) | Wed, Sep 5 at 12 pm. Fee presentation of videos featuring John Cage.


Berlin, 3. September 2012

Tumblr Composers | Platform for every composer on Tumblr to share his or her music. Run by Andrew and Sam.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction. — Albert Einstein


Berlin, 2. September 2012

John Cage | Am 5. September ist ja sein 100ster Geburtstag. Ausstellungen und Konzerte weltweit...

Nicht verpassen, falls Sie gerade in San Francisco sind... Other Minds Film Festival John Cage & Friends. September 22, 2012 | 2:00 PM-Midnight | Roxie Cinema | 3117 16th Street | San Francisco, California. Oder falls Sie gerade in Paris sind... Transatlantic Cage | John Cage's Centennial in Paris | September 20 - 22, 2012.


Berlin, 1. September 2012

nymag.com | More of Silicon Valley’s Idiotic Investments | Daily Intel

Free Downloadable Album: Adam Tendler: Live in Maui, John Cage's Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano | The Dissonant States | Adam Tendler

As far as consistency of thought goes, I prefer inconsistency. — John Cage

Pali Canon [in der Sprache Pali verfasste, älteste zusammenhängend überlieferte Sammlung von Lehrreden des Buddha Siddharta Gautama.] accesstoinsight.org | A Sketch of the Buddha's Life. Readings from the Pali Canon, edited by John T. Bullitt. Als [pdf].

Shirley Clarke | Ornette: Made in America | The New Yorker


Berlin, 31. August 2012

Steve Reich in Sydney [1] | ABC Radio National [Cathy Peters] Interview with SR | Hören
Steve Reich in Sydney [2] | ABC Radio National [Andrew Ford] Interview with SR | Hören

Für Steve Reich | vergrössern | © 2012 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.


How small a thought it takes to fill a whole life! — Ludwig Wittgenstein, Vermischte Bemerkungen

Für Ludwig Wittgenstein | vergrössern | © 2012 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.


Eine meiner a cappella Kompositionen:

2x49 für zwei Stimmen | vergrössern | © 2012 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.

See Writings


Technik...Kniff, die Welt so einzurichten, dass wir sie nicht erleben müssen. — Max Frisch

Any work of art that makes us feel the artist tried too hard lacks clarity. — Clayton Whitehill, The Moods of Type


Berlin, 30. August 2012

Genug Computerkram für heute. Nur noch das, ungewöhnliche und interessante Rhythmik | Songs of The Inuit, Throat Singing | Hören

My music is best understood by children and animals. — Igor Stravinsky, The Observer, 1961

Für Igor Stravinsky | vergrössern | © 2012 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.


Eine Radierung von William Hogarth (1697-1764): Time smoking a picture (1761). Time is not a beautifier but a destroyer.

Nochmal was zum Thema John Cage. Die Kunstkritikerin [Village Voice] Kay Larson hat ein Buch über John Cage und den Zen-Buddhismus geschrieben. | Where the Heart Beats. John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists. Siehe die Besprechung/Review von Seth Colter Walls, Slate Book Review [pdf].

Dann noch was fürs Auge: John Cage Manuscripts via exhibitions.nypl.org.

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit. — Henry Adams

Für Philip Glass | vergrössern | © 2012 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.


New Albion Records closed... Ein wichtiges Label für experimentelle Musik [Cage, Curran, Feldman, Braxton, Rzewski, Riley, Harrison, Joan La Barbara...] ist verschwunden... The death of independent outlets and the rise of digital downloads... | sfgate.com : New Albion's demise leaves cultural gap | npr.org : An Elegy For New Albion, The Pioneering Contemporary Music Label

latimes.com : Malcolm Browne (1931-2012) dies at 81 | Sein bekanntestes Foto ist das der Selbstverbrennung des buddhistischen Mönchs Thich Quang Duc im Jahr 1963. | His photos of a Buddhist monk setting himself ablaze on a Saigon street to protest the U.S.-backed South Vietnamese government ran on front pages around the world and prompted President Kennedy to reevaluate his Vietnam policy.


Berlin, 29. August 2012

Besuch der Diane Arbus Ausstellung im Martin-Gropius-Bau hier in Berlin. Noch bis zum 24. September 2012. Eine tolle Ausstellung.

Eintrittskarte, Martin-Gropius-Bau | vergrössern | © 2012 Ralph Lichtensteiger · All Rights Reserved.


Berlin, 28. August 2012

Dies ist der erste Eintrag in mein art stream.

Es wird neben meinen persönlichen Projekten und Beobachtungen um die Stadt Berlin, die aktuelle Kunst, Malerei, Musik, Typografie, das Internet, Schallplatten und Bücher gehen. Gedanken, Ideen, Zitate, Fragmente und Beobachtungen aller Art.

Ab heute also online, mein art stream 2012/2013. Viel Spass.

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