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Missing Peace

February 9th, 2010

Originally presented at the The Rubin Museum of Art in New York, Anthony de Mare has created an eclectic program of works chosen in response to the exhibition, The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, currently touring museums around the globe. Having generated enthusiastic responses at its premiere, Missing Peace offers a compelling series of musical tableaux including works that best reflect the Dalai Lama’s aesthetics of compassion, impermanence, peace and unity of all things. The program features the performer’s signature style of multi-disciplinary performance and includes a selection of corresponding visual works from the exhibition, carefully chosen by Mr. de Mare, for projection during the concert.

The program includes James Mobberley’s “Missing Peace” (written for this project), in addition to piano-vocal adaptations of Laurie Anderson’s “Statue of Liberty” (from Life of a String, 2001) and Meredith Monk’s “urban march – shadow” (from her acclaimed collaboration with Ann Hamilton, mercy, 2001), and significant works bridging these universal perspectives by J.S. Bach, John Adams,George Crumb, Claude Debussy, Giacinto Scelsi, Alexander Scriabin, Bruce Stark and Frederic Rzewski.

Missing Peace
Artists Consider the Dalai Lama


Tableau I

– Prelude in C Major (BWV 846) J.S. Bach
– China Gates (1977) John Adams
– In B (2007) James Mobberley

Tableau II
– Makrokosmos, Vol. I (1972) George Crumb
– Proteus
– Pastorale (from the Kingdom of Atlantis, ca. 10,000 B.C.)
– The Magic Circle of Infinity

Tableau III
– La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune (1913) Claude Debussy
– Suite No. 9 “Ttai” (Peace) (1953): Mvt. IV Giacinto Scelsi
– Sonata No. 4 (1903) Alexander Scriabin

Tableau IV
– urban march (shadow) (“mercy”) (2001) Meredith Monk
(transcription by Anthony de Mare)
– Statue of Liberty (“Life on a String”) (2001) Laurie Anderson
(transcription by David McIntire and Anthony de Mare)

Tableau V
– Fugue and Interlude (2003) Bruce Stark

Tableau VI
– Missing Peace (2007) James Mobberley
– Piano Piece No. 4 (1977) Frederic Rzewski

Projections of representative works from the exhibition include:

Kisho Mukaiyama: Sanmon WCC – yupotanju + nupotanje, 2005
Pat Steir: Blue, 2005
Bill Viola: Bodies of Light, 2006
Guy Buffet: His Holiness and the Bee – (“How A Little Annoyance Can Bring Great Joy”)
Losang Gyatsu: Tenzin Gyatso, Ocean of Wisdom, 2005
Filippo di Sambuy: Possible Painting Impossible Sculpture No Ending Energy, 2004
Era and Donald Farnsworth: Dharmakaya, 2004
Richard Avedon: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Monks, 1989
Yoshiro Negishi: Untitled, 2006
Michal Rovner: Spiral-Link, 2004
Laurie Anderson: From the Air, 2006
Adriana Varejao: Andar com fe, 2000
Salustiano: Reincarnation, 2005
Dario Campanile: La Pace E Con Noi (Peace is With Us), 2005

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