Reclusive Openness in the life of Eugene Haynes (1927 - 2007) : Opening the Suitcase and the Writings of an African-American Classical Pianist in Europe

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Reclusive Openness in the life of Eugene Haynes (1927 - 2007) : Opening the Suitcase and the Writings of an African-American Classical Pianist in Europe

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Title Reclusive Openness in the life of Eugene Haynes (1927 - 2007) : Opening the Suitcase and the Writings of an African-American Classical Pianist in Europe
Author Høg Hansen, Anders
Research Centre Medea
Date 2015
English abstract
Reclusion and openness—an oxymoron, one might think. However, in the course of this essay, I attempt to test these notions on the life trajectory of the African-American classical pianist, Eugene Haynes, who befriended an even more well-known artist, the Danish writer Karen Blixen (also known under the pseudonym Isak Dinesen). Haynes crossed continents for work and adventure in the midst of the Cold War, and now with a base in Denmark, he continued to nurture his friendship with Blixen and her secretary, Clara Selborn, from 1952 and over the next ten years until Blixen’s death in 1962. Over many holidays and work trips in Denmark, he used Selborn’s house in the small fishing village of Dragør, located south of Copenhagen (while Selborn stayed with Blixen in Rungstedlund), to practice the piano, study music, and in between, travel around Europe giving concerts.
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Publisher The Living Archives Project, Malmö University
Host/Issue The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Openness;20151120
Language eng (iso)
Subject Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/21528 Permalink to this page
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