Dia Art Foundation presents four performances of Darboven’s musical compositions for double bass.

Event Details
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 3 pm

Dia:Chelsea
545 West 22nd Street
New York City

Free with admission. No reservations required.

In conjunction with the installation of Hanne Darboven’s Kulturgeschichte 1880–1983 (Cultural History 1880–1983, 1980–83), Dia Art Foundation presents four performances of Darboven’s musical compositions for double bass. Completed in 1984, Wunschkonzert is both a large-scale visual installation and a four-part musical score for double bass, featuring Opus 17A, Opus 17B, Opus 18A, and Opus 18B. Opus 17A was first presented at the 1996 opening of Cultural History 1880–1983 at Dia Center for the Arts. In addition to Opus 17A, Robert Black, who performed the work in 1996, will perform the three companion pieces—Opus 17B, Opus 18A, and Opus 18B. All four concerts will take place within the installation at Dia:Chelsea to allow visitors to experience a live performance of Darboven’s musical work within the all-encompassing visual excess of her installation.

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