Tag Archives: piano

Edward Hopper

Hopper Edward - Room in New York - 1940

Edward Hopper, ‘Room in New York’ (1940)

Leyland Kirby – Sadly, The Future is No Longer What It Was


John Cage – As Slow as Possible


Organ²/ASLSP (As SLow aS Possible) is a musical piece by John Cage and the subject of one of the longest-lasting musical performances yet undertaken. It was originally written in 1987 for organ and is adapted from the earlier work ASLSP 1985; a typical performance of the piano version lasts 20 to 70 minutes. In 1985, Cage opted to omit the detail of exactly how slowly the piece should be played.

The performance of the organ version at St. Burchardi church in Halberstadt, Germany, began in 2001 and is scheduled to have a duration of 639 years, ending in 2640.


Samir Mougas

Samir Mougas, ‘Something Somewhere’ (2007)

Martin Creed

Martin Creed, ‘Ballet Work No. 1020’ (2010)

Song-Ming ANG

Song-Ming ANG, ‘Parts and Labour’ (2012)

The artist learnt and executed the process of taking apart a piano and putting it back together in playable condition. This was performed over four months at a piano workshop.

Liz Glynn

‘On the Museum’s Ruin (Morris – Hunt – Corbusier – Piano)’ (2010) by Liz Glynn

Created at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, designed by le Corbusier, during the renovation of the Fogg Museum of Art, initially designed by William Morris Hunt, with renovation by Renzo Piano.  The chairs were cast based on Le Corbusier’s iconic LC2 design using rubble from the museum renovation.

Bernard Gigounon

Bernard Gigounon, ‘Prelude’ (2003)

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Cory Arcangel


Arnold Schönberg‘s, Drei Klavierstücke, op. 11-I (1909) played by cats on pianos,
by Cory Arcangel (2009).

Schönberg’s Op. 11 is often considered the first piece of “atonal” music, or music to completely break from traditional western harmony which means it’s not written in a “key”. 

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John Cage

John Cage performing ‘Water Walk’ on the popular TV show I’ve Got A Secret (1960).