A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Max Neuhaus

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October 24, 1799: Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf dies at Cervená Lhota, a small castle owned by Ignaz Freiherr von Stillfried in Neuhof (Novy Dvur) near Sobeslav, Kingdom of Bohemia, in poverty, aged 59 years, eleven months and 22 days. His earthly remains will be buried in the village of Deschen (Destná) near Neuhaus (Jindrichuv Hradec).
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August 9, 1939: Max Henry Neuhaus is born in Beaumont, Texas, USA the son of Max Werner Neuhaus, a chemical engineer and Harriet Rachel Ocker, an amateur pianist. His mother so hated their own town of Port Arthur, that she demanded that her husband take her to Beaumont to have the child. Her reasoning is that Beaumont means “beautiful mountain” in English.
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March 27, 1966: Max Neuhaus (26) meets with a group of invited participants at the corner of Avenue D and East 14th Street in New York for the first of his Listen series. He titles it a “Concert of Traveled and Traveling Music.” The audience is led around by Neuhaus to various points in the city where they experience the sounds. They end at his studio where he performs avant-garde works.
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August 9, 1968: Fan Music, a sound work by Max Neuhaus, is inaugurated on the roof of 137-141 Bowery, New York on the composer’s 29th birthday. It exists for three days.
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June 9, 1976: An untitled sound work by Max Neuhaus (36) is inaugurated at the Institute for Art and Urban Resources in New York. It will exist until 26 June.
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November 19, 1976: Round, a sound work by Max Neuhaus (37), is inaugurated in the Rotunda of the Old US Customs House, New York. It exists for three days.
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September 27, 1978: An untitled sound work by Max Neuhaus (39), is inaugurated at Stichting De Appel in Amsterdam. It exists for four days.
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February 11, 1983: A sound installation by Max Neuhaus (43) is inaugurated in the Bell Gallery of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. It will be up through 10 March.
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May 6, 1983: A sound installation by Max Neuhaus (43) is inaugurated at ARC, Musée de l’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. It will last until 12 June.
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October 2, 1983: An untitled sound work by Max Neuhaus (44), is inaugurated in the Kunsthalle, Basel. It will exist until 6 November.
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June 9, 1985: An untitled sound work by Max Neuhaus (45) is inaugurated in the Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva. It will exist until 8 September.
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February 28, 1988: Sound Line, a sound work by Max Neuhaus (48), is inaugurated in CNAC Magasin, Grenoble. It will exist until 10 April.
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November 11, 1989: Two ‘Identical’ Rooms, a sound work by Max Neuhaus (50), is inaugurated in the Deichtorhallen, Hamburg. It will exist until 18 February 1990.
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January 28, 1990: Two Sides Of The ‘Same’ Room, a sound work by Max Neuhaus (50), is inaugurated at the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas. It will exist until 22 April.
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May 17, 2002: Times Square, a sound installation by Max Neuhaus (62), is reinstalled under Times Square in New York. It was first installed in 1977, then dismantled in 1992.
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May 6, 2006: A new sound artwork by Max Neuhaus (66) called Time Piece Beacon is inaugurated at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries in Beacon, New York.
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February 3, 2009: Max Henry Neuhaus dies of cancer in Maratea, Italy aged 69 years, five months, and 25 days.