Bauhaus Band | T. Lux Feininger, 1927-29












The Bauhaus orchestra was founded by Andreas (Andor) Weininger during the Bauhaus’s Weimar period. The strongly Expressionistic phase of the State Bauhaus also emerged in the style of the orchestra’s music, intended as a "spontaneous product.
" Inspired by the folk melodies of eastern European peoples, the Bauhaus orchestra played the "Russian" and the "Hungarian", the "Unika" and the "Matuto" (the names of which suggest a derivation from the Mediterranean region), or the "Bo-la-bo" (influenced by Dadaism). The best-known Bauhaus melodies were the "Bauhaus Whistle", the start of which "... could be sung to the words 'Itten-Muche-Mazdaznan'".
After the move to Dessau, the band finally turned more and more towards American jazz. Starting in 1928–29, Lux Feininger himself also played clarinet in the orchestra, fulfilling a long-held ambition. [...]



Bauhaus Band: Xanti Schawinsky on Trumpet 
with Three Musicians on Piano, Banjo and Drums
T. Lux Feininger, 1927
T. Lux Feininger, 1929                                                         T. Lux Feininger, Bauhaus Band, 1928
Bauhaus Band performing, 1928- 1929, estate of T. Lux Feininger

Lux Feininger, Charleston on the Bauhaus Roof, 1927
Xanti Schawinsky with Clemens Röseleron on banjo
T. Lux Feininger, Members of the Bauhaus band
with Oskar Schlemmer
(beneath from top: Werner Jackson, Xanti Schawinsky,
Hermann Clemens Röseler), 1928


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  1. http://philofobia.tumblr.com/post/32729336043/business-as-usual-at-the-bauhaus-walter-gropius

    Walter Gropius and staff in Dessau, 1928

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