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Morton Feldman: For Philip Guston


28 August 2009 - 15 November 2009
Philip Guston,Friend - To M.F. 1978 Collection of the Des Moines Art Center, Iowa, copyright The Estate of Philip Guston

Morton Feldman is recognised as one of the twentieth century’s most influential composers. His artistic principles were shaped in the early 1950s by his association with composers John Cage, Christian Wolff, Earle Brown and David Tudor, and painters Philip Guston, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Robert Rauschenberg, among others.

For Philip Guston is a tribute to the abstract expressionist painter, for many years a close personal friend of Feldman, and is a meditative examination of a small handful of notes played slowly over a vast expanse of time, with textures often reduced to just one instrument playing alone.

Copies of the recording are available in mima shop during the presentation.

mima would like to thank Petr Kotik ( S.E.M. Ensemble) and Chris Villars.


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