Composer John Luther Adams was in Cleveland in September 2014 for a short residency that included presenting two of his major non-concert hall works: Inuksuit, for 99 percussionists, was performed in the Lake View Cemetery on an unexpectedly gorgeous early autumn day; and Veils and Vesper, a ten-channel immersive sound environment, was installed at St. John's in the Ohio City neighborhood. In this video clip , Adams talks about the process behind his "most rigorously mathematic and most unabashedly sensuous piece," as well as the importance of the surrounding environment to the experience of the installation.
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This past July, contemporary artist Roman Signer presented a selection of his films, with commentary, at his only public appearance in the United States at the Cleveland Museum of Art. While here, Signer sat down with the CMA's Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Reto Thüring, for a deeper look at his work and his methods to create his work.
Next week, the Cleveland Museum of Art will welcome Dr. William M. Griswold as its tenth director of the museum. During the summer, we caught up with Dr. Griswold to get his first reflections on a number of topics, including his anticipation in connecting with the museum staff and Northeast Ohio community.
On Monday, June 9, 2014, Dr. William M. Griswold, incoming director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, came to the museum to visit the staff before beginning his position as director in late summer. While here, we sat down with Dr. Griswold to get his first thoughts on community engagement at the Cleveland Museum of Art in part two of this video series.
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Solstice, Cleveland’s hottest summer music festival, on Saturday, June 21 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art. In its sixth year, Solstice guests will have an opportunity to enjoy dynamic and cutting-edge music from around the world. We sat down with Tom Welsh, Director of City Stages at the Cleveland Museum of Art, to talk more about the artists performing at this year's Solstice in our first series podcast on our blog.
Widely acclaimed as one of the leading architects of his generation, Rafael Viñoly is renowned for his elegant and expressive use of structural form and modern materials such as glass and steel. His work also reflects sensitivity to context and an intuitive understanding of how to respond to a specific site—attributes that made him an ideal choice for the Cleveland Museum of Art's building renovation and expansion project. In this video interview with the architect, Viñoly explains his vision behind his redesign of the CMA, reflecting upon which parts of its story to rewrite and which parts to keep.
Fred Frith is a songwriter, composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist. He learned his craft as both improviser and composer playing in rock bands, notably Henry Cow, and creating music in the recording studio. He performs in Cleveland on Friday, February 28. The event is part of the CMA Concerts at Transformer Station series, which strives to showcase eclectic and adventurous music from around the world in the Hingetown arts venue.
Tomorrow, Hank Willis Thomas speaks at the Cleveland Museum of Art in person in a special guest lecture. But first, he sat down to chat with us about his influences, messages, and mediums of his work. Check out his shout-out in the clip on our blog!