Author Topic: Henning Christiansen (1932-2008)  (Read 1300 times)

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Henning Christiansen (1932-2008)
« on: August 13, 2017, 10:07:20 AM »
I have taken to the music of Henning Christiansen recently, especially his Requiem of Art - an amazing work.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/nvz9ch4eKAI" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/nvz9ch4eKAI</a>

“We were of course very impressed by Cage when we were in Darmstadt, but he has his house and I have mine.”
— Henning Christiansen

Relatively little attention has been paid to this man, a Danish Fluxus who was a central figure of radical Danish performance for over 40 years. He was a composer, musician, and artist that sprung out of the "overflowing well of mid 20th Century post-Cage Fluxus inspired activity. His friends and collaborators included Joseph Beuys, for whose performances he provided the sonic backdrop, along with Nam June Paik, Ben Patterson, Keith Rowe, and Christophe Charles, as well as the bulk of radical Danish artists that emerged from this period of immense creativity and exploration." Henning predominantly worked within the context of visual art, likely contributing to his relative neglect in the experimental music media and community. The breadth of Henning Christiansen’s creative output is far reaching, encapsulating "a large variety of styles and techniques which touch upon many strands of 20th-century creative practice, all with his unique fingerprint."

Hats off to this great article: http://surround.noquam.com/nature-and-culture/
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