Louvre Museum Event

 

louvre museum with diabilitesThe second annual Accessibility Week at the Louvre Museum raises public awareness of its commitment to making the museum more accessible and more welcoming to visitors of all ages and abilities. Beginning on Wednesday January 25, 2017 Continue reading

Neurocosmopolite

Art performance, RISD 2014 Elisa Palluau

photo courtesy of the artist Elisa Mae Palluau

Designing the built environment to be inclusive of all ages and abilities is a relatively recent concept. Barrier-free architecture, when I was a college student, referred to building construction standards mostly for people with physical handicaps. Currently, accessibility guidelines encompass multisensory accommodations for a range of physical and mental abilities. Yet, it is often the social barriers Continue reading

Fa Si La…

Concerts that make a difference at the Philharmonie de Paris

fasiladifference concerts at the Philharmonie de ParisDepending on the context “There is a first time for everything” has different connotations. Most “firsts” are a mix of anticipation and anxiety. The premiere Fa Si- La différence concert at the Philharmonie de Paris is a perfect example. Continue reading

Musical Hands

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When is hand flapping appropriate? According to those who tried to teach our son « quiet hands » such behavior is socially unacceptable. The ombromane however, elevates the fluid movement of his hands to an art form called shadowgraphy. Coupled with a musician whose fingers seem to fly over the keyboard renders les quatre mains a poetic art performance.  Philippe Beau conceived Les Ombres Errantes to music by Francois Couperin and performed with pianist Iddo Bar-Shai at the Auditorium du Louvre on Saturday October 8. Continue reading