- A composerly view of Len Lye
- 9 January 2010 1:00 PM
Composer Eve De Castro Robinson discusses and presents excerpts from her musical works inspired by the life and work of Len Lye as part of the Art that Moves: The Work of Len Lye exhibition.
Lye’s works have inspired many New Zealand artists including our sonic artists, intermedia artists and composers. For example, Eve de Castro Robinson has written the Len Songs and Len Dances, works inspired by Lye, and she is working towards the completion of an opera based around his life. Also, Len Lye: Composing Motion is a CD of the sounds created by his kinetic sculptures has been issued by Atoll Records.
Len Lye (1901-1980) is one of the most original artists to have emerged from New Zealand. He developed his own theories about an ‘art of movement’ as a new approach to art. He became known around the world for his animation films, pioneering the method of ‘direct film’ (bypassing the camera by painting, scratching and stencilling images directly onto celluloid). Later he became a pioneer of kinetic or motorised sculpture.
Venue and Booking DetailsThe Gus Fisher Gallery
The Kenneth Myers Centre
74 Shortland Street