The Magical History Tour
The image shows a big black swan and is based on the dance solo ‘The Dying Swan’ once brought to us by the famous prima ballerina Anna Pavlova. With enthusiasm she expresses her performance and she spares a sigh; from underneath her wings thirteen (!) great musical heroes appear, shaped like black swans, and every single one of them has deserved credit in its own musical area as part of our rich musical history. You’ll recognise a few of them for sure. They will perform again, together in this historical arrangement. An elected audience has been invited and gathered for this very special concert. The people are dancing in and around the famous Swan Lake of Tchaikovsky, who grows out of the piano keys being part of the wings of the big swan. Everyone in the audience wears headphones, because they are solely chosen to hear this magical concert. We, the spectators, are only invited to look and experience this as The Sound Of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel).
The musical heroes featured in the painting are from left to right:
James Brown, John Lennon, Janis Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Mozart, Elvis Presley, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Amy Winehouse, Miles Davis, Freddy Mercury.