Friday, 21 September 2012

16 – 18.30 :

Map and Territory , book launch by Margarida Gouveia @ The Mews Project Space

HOW REAL SHOULD AN IMAGE BE TO BECOME INVISIBLE?

Map and Territory is made of images, of other images deteriorating. It is based on two cut-out photographic sculptures (red carpet, 2011 and grey carpet, 2011) exhibited in an outside yard as part of Folkestone Fringe Triennial, July 2011. After the exhibition both pieces were left in place and photographed for seven months. Throughout this period they were transformed by the natural elements, becoming increasingly assimilated by the surrounding environment.

Artist’s hand-made book

Special edition of the installation Map and Territory, 2012

10 copies individually signed and numbered

inkjet print on cyclus recycled paper

Images and text by Margarida Gouveia

Design by Martina Brandt

16 – 18:30 :

INSIDE SPACE, launch of limited edition box of prints by REC @ The Mews Project Space

16 – 18:30 :

Portfolio I, launch of limited edition box of editions by The Mews @ The Mews Project Space

16 – 18:30

Manuela São Simão book Launch @ The Mews Project Space

16:00 – 18:30

Pierre Von Kleist Editions @ The Mews Project Space

 

16:00 – 18:30

Giorgio Sadotti @ The mews Project Space

Permanet installation at the Mews

 

16:00 – 18:30

Carlos Correia  @ The mews Project Space

Power 100

book launch!

18.30 – 21 :

Launch of Sketch of a New Aesthetic of Music by Ferruccio Busoni @ X Marks the Bökship

New translation by Pamela Johnston
Foreword by Adam Harper
Published by Precinct
Special launch price: £5
Talk by Adam Harper

‘Music was born free and one day will regain its freedom – that is its destiny.’ – Ferruccio Busoni,Sketch of a New Aesthetic of Music, 1907.

Little known in the English-speaking world, Ferruccio Busoni’s Sketch of a New Aesthetic of Music is a daringly progressive statement about the necessary freedom and future of music, its broad and prescient outlook all the more fascinating for its having arrived so early. Busoni was a composer, composition teacher and virtuoso concert pianist of early twentieth-century Europe, born Italian but working in Germany, and a highly respected figure in his time. His Sketch was written immediately prior to his mentoring of avant-garde composers such as Arnold Schoenberg and Edgard Varèse, whose ground-breaking work came to define twentieth-century classical music. Yet Busoni’s writing is steeped in ornate, deeply poetic language, in nineteenth-century philosophy and Romanticism. As a bygone era metamorphoses into the new one that will stretch all the way to John Cage, he even brandishes news of the first keyboard-based electric sound synthesiser with enthralled delight.

This new edition features a new translation into English by Pamela Johnston, a foreword by music critic Adam Harper, and includes the rare and remarkable Epilogue, an abstract imagining of a ‘Realm of Music’. It has been prepared in the hope that Busoni’s passion for the eternally new freedoms of musical creativity might not only refresh the way we encounter twentieth century music, but might inspire twenty-first century musicians and listeners to rediscover the deepest questions in musical philosophy and resume the constant struggle for the music of the future.

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