Milan Knížák

Milan Knížák (born 1940 in Plzeň, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, today Czech Republic) is a Czech performance artist, sculptor, musician, installation artist, dissident, graphic artist, art theorist and pedagogue of art.
Before everyone elseChristian Marclay, Philip Jeck, eRikm, Martin Tétreault, Otomo Yoshihide—there was Milan Knížák. In 1964, Knížák, a member of Fluxus from behind the Iron Curtain, sat down on a sidewalk near the Charles Bridge in Prague, laid down a paper carpet right into the street, and starts tearing pages out of books and burning them... Around the same time, he began to create music from defective, worn, damaged or broken LP's, which would ultimately result in 1979's Broken Music, his major musical work.
Leading figure of contemporary art in Eastern countries before the fall of USSR, Milan Knížák directed the National Gallery in Prague and teaches since 1990 at the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague.
Milan Knížák - It\'s Not Quite That Inventive (Sixty Years with Broken Music) (2 CD)
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The album includes Milan Knížák's 1973 private recording BROKEN MUSIC, released as a multiple of forty copies by Armin Hundertmark in 1983 on Edition Hundertmark, and a live version of BROKEN REBROKEN, performed in January 2020 at the Museum of Czech Music in Prague by Milan Knížák, Petr Ferenc (aka Phaerentz) and Opening Performance Orchestra.
Milan Knížák - Another State of Stagnation / Piano Pieces (1991-2021) (CD)
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Six unreleased piano pieces by Milan Knízák, written between 1991 and 2021, played by Czech piano virtuoso Miroslav Beinhauer.
Milan Knížák - Aktual University (CD)
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Two pieces based on Milan Knízak's canonical text Aktual University, dating from 1967, containing ten short lectures outlining the university's character—On Conflict, On Dreams, On Revolutions, On Love, On Belief, On Art, etc. These lectures were to serve as inspirational schemes for lectures, seminars and discussions held at an ideal university.
Milan Knížák - String Quartets (vinyl LP)
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A compilation of string compositions and collages by multimedia artist and composer Milan Knížák, performed by the fama Q string quartet.
Milan Knížák - Broken Music (vinyl LP)
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Milan Knížák 1979's masterpiece never re-released in vinyl before: classic collages of noises created during performances and happenings, widely regarded as important sound art documents on record.

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