This December at the Fondation

1-31 December 2017

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Odessa Warren Gray, Bert Williams, scene still Lime Kiln Club Field Day 1914/2014, Museum of Modern Art New York

Enjoy a unique film concert in the Auditorium with the screening of Lime Kiln Club Field Day, the oldest-known feature film to date with a cast of black actors. This rhythmic movie will be accompanied by Moses Boyd, performing the music of his Solo-X, representing the new English jazz scene.

 

To the beat of the ragtime that traditionally served as the live soundtrack to silent films, Moses Boyd will whisk us back to the atmosphere of the 1910s.

 

Don’t miss this special event at the Fondation on 8 December at 8:00 p.m.!

 

For more information, click here.

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© Nissor Abdourazakov

“Fingers of fire”: that is how critics have described the young Behzod Abduraimov. This artist, noted for his phenomenal stage presence and jubilant, rhythmic energy, will perform works by Prokofiev and Liszt at the Fondation.

 

Come see this rising star of the "New generation Piano" series .

 

The concert will be livestreamed on the Foundation website click here.

 

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© Jeffrey Herman

Be swept away by the ambiance of minimalist, performance-focused music during a remarkable tribute to the work of Steve Reich on 2 and 3 December 2017 at the Foundation.

After the tremendous success of "Africa Express presents…Terry Riley's In C Mali", minimalist music returns to the Auditorium stage. Steve Reich, the founder of minimalist music, is honoured for a weekend at the Foundation, marking the 46th anniversary of the first performance of Drumming at MoMA on 3 December 1971.

The full programme for this special weekend, featuring three concerts with Steve Reich in attendance, is detailed here.

Before the concert, in Gallery 5, you can see the musical score of the composition Drumming in the exhibition "Being Modern: MoMA in Paris".

Friday, 1 December 2017

Late Hours

Being Modern #2

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On the first Friday of every month, the Fondation offers Late Hours, a chance to see and experience building, along with the works and exhibitions it houses, in a new way. These festive and adventurous evenings centred on the exhibition Being Modern: MoMA  in Paris celebrate American art and culture.

 

At this second Late Hours, the Pop Art movement is in the spotlight: silkscreens, icons, garage rock – relive the atmosphere of The Factory for a night.

 

Until December arrives, you can learn about Late Hours – Being Modern #2 by clicking here.