Once i heard a pianist say that each Beethoven sonata has a mechanism of its own. That implies that Beethoven designed a
specific mechanism for each new sonata that would suit the development of its unique content. I had to think about that while looking
in this exhibition he uses a lot of black and white pictures of stuff from art history. Rubens, Matisse, Picasso and others come
along, but it’s the pictures that are important, not the stories or the fame of the protagonists. They are just the shapes
and forms that trigger the mechanism of each work and in turn the mechanism creates the work. Ossip is not just being playful:
with each work he creates a new union of harmony and disharmony, thus allowing each work to create its own content and feeling.
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