Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor WoO 59/Bia 515 for solo piano, commonly known as “Für Elise”, is one of Ludwig van Beethoven’s most popular compositions. It is usually classified as a bagatelle. The composition was not published during Beethoven’s lifetime, having been discovered by Ludwig Nohl 40 years after the composer’s death. The identity of “Elise” is unknown.
A bagatelle is a short piece of music, typically for the piano, and usually of a light, mellow character. The name bagatelle literally means “a short unpretentious instrumental composition” as a reference to the light style of a piece. The earliest use of the name “bagatelle” for a musical work was by François Couperin, in his tenth harpsichord ordre (1717), in which a rondeau is titled “Les bagatelles’.
Jacob Hashimoto, Super-slow Structures, Murmurs, and All Those Things Beyond the Moon, 2014, paper, wood, acrylic and dacron, 167.6 × 152.4 cm
Jacob Hashimoto, The Long Passage Towards Night, 2010, digitally printed wall installation, sized, priced and produced on a project-specific basis, 304.8 × 1016 cm
Jacob Hashimoto, Unmeasured Existence and Wilder Human Passions, 2012, bamboo, paper, dacron, acrylic, 92 x 72 x 20 cm
Jacob Hashimoto, The Other Sun, 2012, bamboo, paper, dacron, acrylic, cotton thread, Installation view at Ronchini Gallery
Jacob Hashimoto uses the traditional kite-making techniques and forms to construct his three dimensional wall works. Existing as neither sculpture nor painting, Hashimoto’s compositions delicately float before the eye, mounted on an intricate network of interlaced nylon thread suspended from the wall by a line of pegs at both top and bottom. Tied to this support are hundreds of swatches of rice paper and bamboo slivers – some collaged or painted with complex designs – dangling in abstracted motifs. Through this unique process Hashimoto’s works convey an ephemeral wonder, entrancing the viewer with their continuously shifting illusion of light, space, motion, and sense of flight.
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The color coordinated products below are photographed by Kontor Kontur. Kontor Kontur is a Swedish design office, working with graphic design, product design and interior design in Gothenburg. The group met at HDK School of Design and Crafts at University of Gothenburg,. Kontor Kontur
All the colors can be bought as an A5 Postcard. (Thahanks Munny Hess)