Elyakim (Peter) Taussig

1987, 05:50 minutes, colour, English


"Through performing both parts in this tape, I express my belief that classical pianists, like TV "talking heads", represent obsolete rituals - drained of their initial meaning. The work also expresses my fear that the critic, the biographer, the annotator, the expert, the curator - are all becoming more important than the artist. In this tape you literally cannot hear the music for the words." -E.T.

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