Songs for an Art History Major

Note from Mr P: Hello, art history major Stacy! Art History was one-fourth of my interdisciplinary major, so I jumped at the chance to make this mix. I was a little heavy on Fluxus stuff, but given its connections with modern composition and minimalism, it was a natural choice. In addition to the visual/performance artists who recorded music, I tried to include more current musicians who either do visual art or are related to visual arts in some way. I intentionally avoided songs that merely reference art periods/movements/etc. Thus, this is all 20th century and beyond, with artists and musicians who align with me aesthetically and politically rather than trying to be comprehensive in any sort of way. Love you!
01. Brian Eno - "Another Green World" (Another Green World)
02. Irr. App. (ext) - "Perekluchenie: The Stairway" (Perekluchenie)
03. György Ligeti - "Mesto, Rigido E Ceremoniale" (Musica Ricercata)
04. Daniel Johnston - "Held the Hand" (1990)
05. The Microphones - "Karl Blau" (It Was Hot, We Stayed in the Water)
06. John Cage - "Sonata II" (Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano)
07. Marcel Duchamp - "1.3 voices" (The Entire Musical Works)
08. Björk - "Storm" (The Music of Matthew Barney's ‘Drawing Restraint 9')
09. Yoko Ono/John Lennon - "Remember Love" (Unfinished Music No. 1 - Two Virgins - Rykodisc bonus track)
10. Terry Riley and John Cale - "The Soul of Patrick Lee" (Church of Anthrax)
11. Yasunao Tone/Hecker - "Man yo 36-37-507417 Zero Crossings" (Palimpsest)
12. Lightning Bolt - "Assassins" (Wonderful Rainbow)
13. La Monte Young - "Poems for Tables, Chairs, Etc. Part 2 (Poems for Tables, Chairs, Etc.)
14. Edgard Varèse - "Octandre - II" (The Complete Works)
15. Joseph Beuys - "Sonne Statt Reagan" (no album)

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