Premiere of solo piano piece, Middlegame, at Gallery Libby Sellers | Friday 20 July 2012
Middlegame has been commissioned by the Richard Thomas Foundation and will be performed for the first time by pianist Andrew Matthews-Owen at Gallery Libby Sellers on Friday 20 July 2012. The piece takes inspiration from the gallery's current exhibition, GAMES, and the artist Marcel Duchamp's writings on chess.
'Artist and chess fanatic Marcel Duchamp often contemplated and referred to the visual possibilities which arise within the duration of any given game of chess, but mostly discounted its aesthetic value. However, Middlegame exlores the flouishing visual transitions and potential patterns which occur as the chess pieces become dispersed about the board, seemingly scattered, and gradually deplete in numbers, standing as isolated figures.'
Hannah Kendall | June 2012
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