Tony Conrad | the artist
Born 1940, Concord, New Hampshire, USA.
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
Tony Conrad, best known for playing violin with the Theatre of Eternal Music in the early sixties, and for his more recent violin-centred compositions, admits that his introduction to his instrument was mostly negative. It was only the influence of the young violinist Ronald Knudsen that changed things, urging Conrad to play slowly, and concentrate on the tuning, something he has been doing ever since.