A Brief History Of # 1960

Part of my longtime project A Brief History Of which wants to explore the 20th century culture. As an open curatorial project it grows rhizomatically in various directions. Since late 2009 I am assembling a list of influential works by composers, musicians, writers, philosophers, artists, filmmakers, choreographers and photographers. Next to popular stuff with high artistic impact you´ll find more unknown pieces of avantgarde origin, high next to so called low culture. Gradually the works should be described, interviews should be held and correlations should be researched. Although this project actually must be a work in progress it shall merge into a book and a film sometime.

This is (so far)…

1960


HANS GEORG GADAMER, Wahrheit und Methode. Grundzüge einer philosophischen Hermeneutik



JOHN CAGE, Cartridge Music (live, indeterminant electronics)


PIERRE BOULEZ, Pli selon pli




GYÖRGY LIGETI, Atmospheres (tone mass)




IANNIS XENAKIS, Orient-Occident (electronic, twocanal tape)




IANNIS XENAKIS, Herma, für Klavier




HENRY BRANT, Quombex (for [6 stringed] viola d’amore and music boxes)

Quombex was written in 1960. It was inspired by Margaret Stark’s sculpture „Bird with Passenger,“ which is „in the author’s collection.“ The viola d’amore part consists only of the natural harmonics of the octave and of the twelfth, and the ascending strings are tuned: C (one octave below „middle“ C), F#, B natural, F natural, B flat, and E.

(Art: Abstract brooch by Margaret Stark (1915 – 1988))



KRYSZTOF PENDERECKI, Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima (52 strings)




LUIGI NONO, Intolleranza


LUIGI NONO, Omaggio a Emilio Vedova




ORNETTE COLEMAN, Change of the Century (Atlantic)




ORNETTE COLEMAN, Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation


LA MONTE YOUNG, Compositions 1960




JOHN COLTRANE, Giant Steps




ERIC DOLPHY, Out there




MAX ROACH, We insist!- Freedom Now




BERNARD HERMANN, Psycho (Soundtrack)


JOE MEEK, I hear a New World –  an Outer Space Music Fantasy




MERCE CUNNINGHAM, Rune (Music by Christian Wolff)


CLAES OLDENBURG, The Street


ANDY WARHOL, Dick Tracy (first comic strip painting)


YVES KLEIN, Anthropométries (Monotone Symphony; „The myth is in art“)




PIERRE RESTANY, New Realist Manifesto (Nouveau Realisme)


IRVING PENN, Moments Preserved (Eight Essays in Photographs and Words)


PETER MEROM, The death of the lake


FRITZ LANG, The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (last film, Lang was approaching blindness during the production)


BILLY WILDER, The Apartment


FEDERICO FELLINI, La Dolce Vita


MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI, L´Avventura




MICHAEL POWELL, Peeping Tom (voyeuristic photographer and sadistic serial murderer)




ROGER CORMAN, The Little Shop of Horrors (satire of teen horror)




ALFRED HITCHCOCK, Psycho


LOUIS MALLE, Zazie dans le Metro



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