Basel - Exhibition

Tinguely Jean: Music Machines / Machine Music

Museum Tinguely

19 Oct 201622 Jan 2017

Jean Tinguely’s sculptures invariably have an acoustic dimension that the artist deliberately calibrated and composed as an integral part of the work. This musical aspect reached its apogee in the four “Méta-Harmonies” created between 1978 and 1985. The exhibition “Music Machines / Machine Music” will give visitors their first ever opportunity to experience all four of these monumental sound sculptures from Karuizawa (Japan), Vienna and Basel live and in dialogue with each other under one roof. The “Méta-Harmonies” will also set the stage for performances by contemporary artists who experiment with the acoustic dimension. The interdisciplinary programme of concerts, artistic interventions, workshops and events that the Museum Tinguely will be hosting between 19 October 2016 and 22 January 2017 will enable visitors to turn their visit to the museum into a multi-sensory experience in several ways at once. The series is to kick off with an installation especially for the show by the Swiss artist Zimoun, creator of the 11-metre-long, minimalist-looking, filigree wall installation “275 prepared dc-motors, filler wire 1.0mm”, 2009/2010. Among the other Tinguely’s Méta-Harmonies‘ Guests will be Julian Sartorius, the Basel ensemble Phoenix, Barry Altschul 3dom Factor, the Museum for Music Automatons, Ensemble ö!, Bianca Hildenbrand, Eliza Coolidge and Timothy Severo, Thom Luz and others.

  • JeanTinguely, Méta-Harmonie, 1978. Mumok Wien HomepageJeanTinguely, Méta-Harmonie, 1978. Mumok Wien Homepage
  • JeanTinguely, Méta-Harmonie II, 1979.JeanTinguely, Méta-Harmonie II, 1979.
  • Things You Do Seldom, ExhibitionBasel. Bianca Hildenbrand, Eliza Coolidge, and Timothy SeveroThings You Do Seldom, ExhibitionBasel. Bianca Hildenbrand, Eliza Coolidge, and Timothy Severo
  • Unusual Weather Phenomena Machine, 2016, Thom LuzUnusual Weather Phenomena Machine, 2016, Thom Luz

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Destination: Basel
Where: Museum Tinguely
Type: Guided Tour
Admission: Ticket

Public guided tour in german.

 

Destination: Basel
Where: Museum Tinguely
Type: Guided Tour
Admission: Ticket

Guided Tours in German (12:30) and English (13:00)

Destination: Basel
Where: Museum Tinguely
Type: Performance
Admission: Ticket

Concert | Martinů Opera: The Tears of the Knife

Opening of doorway and box office: ½ hour before the concert begins

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Destination: Basel
Where: Museum Tinguely
Type: Guided Tour
Admission: Ticket

Public guided tour in German| Music Machines / Machine Music

Destination: Basel
Where: Museum Tinguely
Type: Performance
Admission: Ticket

Family Concert | Martinů and the Little Blacksmith

Opening of doorway and box office: ½ hour before begin of the concert

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Destination: Basel
Where: Museum Tinguely
Type: Guided Tour
Admission: Ticket

Public guided tour in German | Music Machines / Machine Music

Destination: Basel
Where: Museum Tinguely
Type: Performance
Admission: Ticket

Concert and Lecture | Machine Music in the 20th Century

3 pm: Lecture (German) by Heidy Zimmermann

Afterwards: György Ligeti (1923–2006): „Poème symphonique for 100 Metronomes“

Destination: Basel
Where: Museum Tinguely
Type: Guided Tour
Admission: Ticket

Guided Tours in German (12:30) and English (13:00)

Destination: Basel
Where: Museum Tinguely
Type: Opening
Admission: Ticket

Mittwoch-Matinee | Music Machines / Machine Music

Cost: 10 CHF, no booking required

Destination: Basel
Where: Museum Tinguely
Type: Workshop
Admission: Booking

Workshop | Motörheadz

We build a music machine made of a motor, a percussion mallet, a resonating body and a microcontroller. In the end there will be a concert at the museum lasting 10 minutes.

Cost: 15 CHF

 

Destination: Basel
Where: Museum Tinguely
Type: Guided Tour
Admission: Ticket

Public guided tour | Music Machines / Machine Music

Destination: Basel
Where: Museum Tinguely
Type: Performance
Admission: Ticket

Concert | Barry Altschul 3dom Factor

Destination: Basel
Where: Museum Tinguely
Type: Performance

Tinguely’s Méta-Harmonie Guest No.2: 4 Orchestrions from the early 20th Century

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
Ticket

ESTABLISHED:
1996

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Wetzel Roland


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ADDRESS:
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