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Idris Khan in Songs Without Words: The Art of Music

There is something for everybody in this chorus of sight and sound. Rare and important instruments like the Les Paul guitar that Keith Richards played on the Ed Sullivan show and a Gibson Flying V or Paganini’s infamous “Cannon” violin are surrounded by manuscripts and memorabilia featuring Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Webb, Bernie Taupin, Frank Zappa and an unforgettable portrait of Lady Gaga by Robert Wilson. Masterworks by Matisse, Degas, Vuillard, Feininger, Juan Gris, Bearden, Johns and Hockney join important new works by Idris Khan, Hassan Hajjaj, Tim Rollins and KOS, Christine Sun Kim and many others. The enchantment of a walk-in gamelan along with a veritable orchestra of wind, string and percussion instruments from Africa, Asia and the Middle East takes you beyond borders of time and geography into the deeply human creative space where art and music perform their timeless duet.

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