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Nummer Twaalf

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Juliètte Jongma
Nummer Twaalf

Museumplein 10
1071 DJ Amsterdam
Netherlands
November 11th, 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
WEBSITE:  
http://www.stedelijk.nl
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Museum Area
EMAIL:  
info@stedelijk.nl
PHONE:  
+31(0) 20 5732.911
OPEN HOURS:  
Sat-Thu 10-6; Fri 10-10
TAGS:  
music, performance
COST:  
€5 + entrance fee museum

DESCRIPTION

Guido van der Werve presents Performance Nummer Twaalf.


Nummer Twaalf,
Variations on a theme
The king’s gambit accepted,
The number of stars in the sky
and why a piano can’t be tuned


The most recent film of the Dutch artist Guido van der Werve, entitled Number Twelve, is based on a ‘Chess piano’ which he designed himself. This ‘Chess piano’ consists of a chessboard incorporating a piano mechanism. When a piece is moved, this immediately produces a tone, and as the chess game progresses this results in a composition of  classical music. This evening Van der Werve will perform the game/composition he has  written on the chess piano with a string orchestra.

Classical music is an important starting point in Van der Werve’s complete oeuvre, which  is manifested in the musical compositions accompanying the film images, the recurring  theme of the piano and the numbered titles of his films as a reference to the numerical  names of many pieces of classical music. In this way he achieves his romantic aim to  combine different artistic disciplines.


The evening is organised by the Juliette Jongma Gallery and with the support of Stadsdeel
Zuid.


BIOGRAPHY OF ARTIST
Guido van der Werve is one of Holland’s most successful artists at the moment. His film  works are exhibited all over the world, screened in film programs and bought by  international institutions. In 2006 he had a solo exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum, entitled  The Clouds are More Beautiful From Above. Van der Werve lives and works in  Amsterdam and New York.


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