Worth listening to
Paul Klee played the violin and created a poetics of art based on questions of music theory. Claude Monet and Gerhard Richter painted to music. The Icelandic performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson has his own folk rock band. The relationships between music and visual art are diverse and have a long history. The Fondation Beyeler often involves musical connections in the programs accompanying the exhibitions. It shows the artists' personal relationships to music and invites you to concerts by well-known musicians, thus creating new, vital connections to the exhibitions and the works.
ELECTRONIC MUSIC IN THE PARK
In summer 2019 the fourth edition of the sun.set series, organized in collaboration with Basel’s Club Nordstern, will be taking place in the Berower Park gardens of the Fondation Beyeler. Internationally renowned electronic music artists will be performing in the museum grounds from 5 to 9 p.m. on one Saturday a month from June through September. The sun.set series invites you to enjoy four inimitable evenings of DJ sets in an unconventional venue as the sun goes down. The open-air gathering of electronic music fans in the park, the architecture of the museum and the exhibitions on show inside together add up to a very special experience.
Saturday 7 August / 4:30pm–9:00pm
Carl Craig is described as a creative visionary, an electronic music icon, an esteemed Grammy-nominated composer, a world-class DJ and an ambassador for his native Detroit. Yet the common thread that runs through Craig’s broad musical canon and creative projects is a resounding fascination with futurism. The prolific producer has cultivated a unique path as an artist, entrepreneur and civic leader, guided by his tendency toward forward thinking.
No box office – tickets only available through online advance booking.