Category: News

MINI-FESTIVAL: Almost Silence

Guy Livingston is curating a mini-festival of music and silence in The Hague in June 2021. Featured artists are flutist Ned McGowan, poet Nafiss Nia, writer and radio-maker Aletta Becker, violinist Monica Germino, and pianist Saskia Lankhoorn. Concerts will take place mostly in The Hague, in June. See the menu above for details. Each event will feature musical or poetic themes of loss, disappearance, absence, calm, and quiet. June 13 “Almost Silence”, a piano concert by Guy Livingston in a

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Bombshell

Much to my astonishment, I have become briefly (and marginally) famous for my role (miniscule) in a film about Hollywood beauty Hedy Lamarr. Not only was she the sexiest woman on screen in the 1940s and 50s, but she also was an inventor, and worked with my favorite composer, George Antheil, on a patent for a “secret communications device”. Although nothing came of their brilliant invention, it turned out to be a stunning preview of frequency hopping, a technique which

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Moon Gallery Artwork

Moon Gallery

Guy Livingston is one of a hundred artists selected to create art for the Moon Gallery, which will probably be launched into space and land on the moon in 2022. This project, sponsored by ESTEC (European Space Agency) offers the chance to reflect on the issues of colonization, space travel, memory, politics, and space-time. From now until January 1st, you can view a model of the Moon Gallery and many of the artworks, including mine, at the old Observatory of

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That darned cat

Ketzel the Cat now she’s back in the news: Read the marvelous Children’s Book! “A kitten’s stroll down a keyboard leads to a celebrated one-minute composition in this charming portrait of a remarkable true friendship.” Moshe Cotel was a composer who lived in a noisy building on a noisy street in a noisy city. But Moshe didn’t mind. Everything he heard was music to his ears. One day, while out for a walk, he heard a small, sad sound that

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