PRINT December 2004

Hamza Walker

1 “Sons et Lumières” (Centre Pompidou, Paris) Breaking the mold of hackneyed exhibitions addressing parallels between visual art and music (think of the tired example of painting and classical music—or worse, jazz), this exceptional show, curated by Sophie Duplaix and Marcella Lista and on view through January 3, instead examines relationships between light and sound. Broad? Yes. But generous enough to survey the whole of the twentieth century—from František Kupka to Pierre Huyghe—proposing it as a period of open-ended experimentation rather than ever-narrowing medium specificity.

2 Albert Ayler, Holy Ghost (Revenant Records) Released the first week of October, this nine-CD treasure trove of previously unissued and rare recordings by legendary free-jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler was the perfect antidote to Halloween’s spiritual bankruptcy. The haunting transcendence of Ayler’s

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