The Inquisitive Musician, Stedelijk Museum, Holland Festival, 2013

The Inquisitive Musician, Stedelijk Museum, Holland Festival, 2013

The Inquisitive Musician, Stedelijk Museum

The Inquisitive Musician, Stedelijk Museum

The Inquisitive Musician, The Stedelijk Museum and Holland Festival, June 22-23, 2013
Curated by Hendrik Folkerts

During the Holland Festival the Stedelijk Museum will be alive with a battle between ‘beer fiddlers’ and ‘art pipers’. The American artist Cindy Bernard collaborating with New York / New Zealand musician David Watson adapted composer Johann Kuhnau’s 17th century German satire Musicus Curiosus for a 21st century audience, centering on the perennial struggle between the academically trained artist and those who play by ear. The issue at hand? Who is the better musician – the state sponsored ‘Kunstpfeifer’ or the improvising ‘Beerfiddler,’ performing in taverns? It’s a ongoing confrontation between two cultures which finds a merry continuation with this performance featuring live music, spoken word and video at the Stedelijk.

View images from this performance

About the author

Cindy Bernard:

0 Comments

Would you like to share your thoughts?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Leave a Reply