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Kirkos - A Dialogue Between Marcel Duchamp and Josqin des Pres is a concert and art installation created by Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta in Naples, Italy, in 2004. He used artificial intelligence and electronic tools for a masterpiece considered a great artwork by the legendary Swiss contemporary art critic and philosopher Rene Berger. The exhibition was curated by the celebrated Baroness Lucrezia De Domizio Durini, who collaborated with Joseph Beuys. The art installation shows more than one hundred images created by Pimenta, based on the various events of the 20th century. The book has the original text by Emanuel Pimenta, the images showed the art installation, some drawings of the virtual music scores, as well as pictures of the art installation."
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Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta has been considered an important musician, architect, writer, photographer and intermedia artist in the beginning of the third millennium - according to statements written by personalities like John Cage, Ornette Coleman, Merce Cunningham, Rene Berger, Daniel Charles, Dove Bradshaw, Phill Niblock or William Anastasi among others. With several international prizes, more than thirty published books, many electronic books and twenty audio compact discs, his works are included in some of the most important art collections and world-wide recognized institutions like the Whitney Museum of New York, the ARS AEVI Contemporary Art Museum, the Biennale of Venice, the Computer Art Museum of Seattle, the Kunsthaus of Zurich, the Durini Contemporary Art Collection, the Biblioteque Nationale of Paris and the MART - Modern Art Museum of Rovereto and Trento among others. His works are also included in the Universalis Encyclopedia (Britannica) since 1991, in the Sloninsky Baker's Music Dictionary (Berkeley), the Charles Hall's Chronology of the Western Classical Music, as well as in the All Music Guide - The Expert's Guide to the Best Cds. Legendary musicians like John Cage, David Tudor, Takehisa Kosugi, John Tilbury, Christian Wolff, Maurizio Barbetti, Audrey Riley and the Manhattan Quartet among others have performed his compositions. He collaborated with John Cage, as commissioned composer for Merce Cunningham, from 1985 until his disappearance in 1992. He remained composer for Merce Cunningham along more than twenty years, until Merce Cunningham's death in 2009. He is also founder and director of the Arts, Sciences and Technology Foundation - Observatory, in Trancoso, Portugal ( He is co-founder and director of the HOLOTOPIA Academy, in the Amalfi Coast, Italy ( Emanuel Pimenta lives in Locarno, Switzerland - but he is also based in New York and Lisbon. His site is

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