On January 15, 1941, some 400 prisoners and guards at Stalag VIII-A, a German POW camp in what is now Poland, gathered to hear the premier of French POW Olivier Messiaen's powerful new composition, Quatuor pour la fin du temps (“Quartet for the End of Time”). Messiaen played piano, joined by three fellow prisoners: Henri Akoka on clarinet, Jean Le Boulaire on violin, and Étienne Pasquier on cello. Said Messiaen of the performance, “Never was I listened to with such rapt attention and comprehension.” Listen to it here.
Pictured: An orchestra of Stalag VIII-A prisoners performs in front of the camp infirmary, c. 1940-44. (source)
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"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.
It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.
“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art. Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context. Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”
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