Mondrian and Music

Mondrian and Music is a digital exhibition held uninterruptedly on this website from July 29, 2021, until today. The exhibition, like energy, is neither created nor destroyed, but transformed: it has not been inaugurated, but published; and it will not be closed (if anything, it will be disabled). And it will continue to grow. The exhibition is, itself, its catalogue, its guide, and its listening itinerary. And you are already in it.


Digital Curation

José Luis Maire, Head of Music Section, Biblioteca/Centro de Apoyo a la Investigación, Fundación Juan March, curator

Manuel Fontán del Junco, Director of Museums and Exhibitions, Fundación Juan March

Inés Vallejo, Head of Exhibition Project, Art Department, Fundación Juan March


Antonio Pasagali, Creative Director, Prodigioso Volcán

Virtual Exhibition Design

Elena Maldonado and Laura Sánchez-Ostiz (Prodigioso Volcán)


Fundación Juan March and Prodigioso Volcán

Audiovisuals and Sound

Adriano Morán, Javi Álvarez, and Leyre Pejenaute (93 Metros)


José Luis Maire


Jonathan Fox and Art Department, Fundación Juan March


Guillermo Nagore, Director of Communication and Experience, Fundación Juan March

José Luis Prieto, Web Editor, Fundación Juan March

Camila Fernández, Press and social media, Fundación Juan March

Video Voiceover

Anna Wieck

Original Music

© Javi Álvarez

Music Captions

Section 2

First movement of Jakob van Domselaer’s piano suite Proeven van Stijlkunst (Experiments in Artistic Style, 1913–16). Performed by pianist Peter Beijersbergen van Henegouwen.

“Hallucinatie” (Hallucination), excerpt from Daniël Ruyneman’s Drie Pathematologiën (Three Pathologies, 1915). Performed by pianist Peter Beijersbergen van Henegouwen.

First movement, “Marcia funebre per un uccellino” (Funeral March for a Little Bird), from Vittorio Rieti’s Tre marcie per le bestie (Three Marches for Creatures, 1920). Performed by pianist Peter Beijersbergen van Henegouwen.

Fragment No. 6 from Movements (ca. 1923–27), by George I. Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann. Performed by pianist Cecil Lytle.

Dane Rudhyar’s Granites (1929). Performed by pianist Steffen Schleiermacher.

Recording of Luigi Russolo’s Risveglio di una città (Awakening of a City, 1913). Performed by Daniele Lombardi in 1978 on the intonarumori reconstructed for the retrospective exhibition at the 1977 Venice Biennale.

Section 3

Thelonious Monk’s “Evidence” (1948). Featuring Monk on piano, Milt Jackson on vibraphone, John Simmons on bass, and Shadow Wilson on drums.

Morton Feldman’s Intersection IV (1953). Performed by cellist Taco Kooistra. Courtesy Mode Records © 2005

Excerpt from the third part of Louis Andriessen’s trilogy De Materie (Matter, 1984–88), published under the title De Stijl. Performed by the Asko Ensemble and the Schönberg Ensemble, both conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw.

Nummer 5 met zuivere tonen (Number 5 with Pure Tones, 1953), electronic composition by Karel Goeyvaerts. Produced at the WDR studio with the assistance of Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Victory Boogie Woogie (1942–44), musicalization of Piet Mondrian’s Victory Boogie Woogie by Sándor Vály, 2012. Performed by Vály and pianist Éva Polgár.


Elvira Allocati, Brian Brandt, Franca Candrian, Lucía Gandasegui, Wobke Hooites, Marc Nelissen, Meredith Reese, Sándor Valy, and Roel van As

Authorized Reproductions:

© 2021 Mondrian/Holtzman Trust
© Fundación Juan March, 2021