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Leif Ove Andsnes and Robin Rhode Reframe Pictures

December 17th, 2009 in Piano News by | 2 comments

On Tour Now: Leif Ove Andsnes and Robin Rhode Reframe Pictures

The project Pictures Reframed, unites two strikingly original artists – pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and visual artist Robin Rhode in a collaborative performance which centres around Mussorgsky’s epic piano suite Pictures at an Exhibition.
Composed in 1874 Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition was experimental in its day and highly visual in its content. It is one of today’s most famous pieces of classical music, a work which has been visited and revisited by countless artists over its 130 year history.
Known for his bold “moving” creations and performance-based videos, Robin Rhode and Leif Ove Andsnes have together conceived a programme which brings together music and film in an evocative performance, featuring other solo works by Mussorgsky and Schumann, a new commission by Austrian composer Thomas Larcher and culminating in Mussorgsky’s masterpiece.

The concert will tour with 2 stage sets (Set 1 and Set 2). Set 1 comprises a large central screen above the piano showing the full video works and Set 2 includes additional still imagery by Robin Rhode on a number of other screens surrounding the piano.

The collaboration:

The film:

Read the Times Online article


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  • Derek Hartwell says:

    Listening to this great music is completely satisfying.
    The visual additions do not enhance it for me and are, in fact, a distraction.

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