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Music by The Boogie Woogie Trio
(Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, Pete Johnson)

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Even though he was in his 70s at the time, when Mondrian arrived in New York and heard boogie woogie jazz he just had to get down! The energy of the jazz rhythms pulsing through his body soon found their way down his arm and out his brush when he "put a little boogie" into his paintings.

Mondrian's goal for painting can easily be read as a description of the intricate percussion of contemporary dance music. He sought the "destruction of melody which is the destruction of natural appearance; and construction through the continuous opposition of pure means--dynamic rhythm". Techno itself.

If Mondrian was around in the 90s Ms. Pac-Mondrian was a teenager), he would have been a raver.

During that era Pac-Man thrived as an underground icon that was seen on t-shirts and stamped on pills because of a meme that circulated on rave message boards:

"Computer games don't affect kids. I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms munching pills and listening to repetitive music."

 

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