Music for Klein and Beuys

1987 listen

Music for Klein and Beuys was written for the Dream Ensemble of Victoria, BC in 1987. It is a memorial to Yves Klein and Josef Beuys, the two great souls of post-war European art.


Christopher Butterfield CA

Christopher Butterfield lives in Victoria BC, where he teaches in the School of Music and the Department of Visual Arts. Recent activities include singing Socrate, by Erik Satie; mentoring the Arraymusic Young Composers Workshop; judging the Gaudeamus International Composers Award and mentoring the Young Composers Meeting ‘de Ereprijs’, both in the Netherlands. Future activities include organizing a festival for John Cage’s 100th birthday with the Victoria Symphony, Open Space and UVic, and curating an exhibition about his life at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; translating Théatre by Paris Dada Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes; composing new works for Aventa Ensemble and Arraymusic, and trying to stay devoted to long-term projects.

Christopher Butterfield