The Danish composer Fuzzy has musically decorated The Black
Diamond with his work Katalog (Catalogue) which is inspired by the treasures of the
library and presents 52 electro-acoustical works of which one is played every day at 1.00-1.03 p.m. - a new
work every week.
The music can be heard in the big atrium of the library (called "The Chip") between the
balconies, glass walls and transverse bridges.
Below we present the pictures and a short description of the objects from the library which
have inspired Fuzzy for the music of the individual weeks in May and June (week no. 18-26).
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Illuminated manuscript with music for three-part French love songs (Chanson d'amour) from
the France-Burgundy area, c. 1480. An elegantly decorated choral book with letters shaped in
figures and symbolic animal drawings; on this page the woman in the G on the left
entices the kneeling man in the J with a butterfly of love. This manuscript plays a key
role in musicology and was published in 1927 by the Danish musicologist Knud Jeppesen, as
Der Kopenhagener Chansonnier.
Thott 291, oktavo. See the whole work
Ainbetbüchlin (A little prayerbook) by Luther, printed in Augsburg, 1522. This copy is
printed on parchment and has coloured woodcuts. Moses with the Ten Commandments.
Manuscript Department, Perg. Nr. 41, Oktavo (Pegg nr. 3918).
Envelopes decorated on the front and back by the French painter Henry Matisse from a collection of
about 60 letters written to his friend, the artist and author André Rouvere, who in the 1950s donated
them to the Manuscript Collection.
The Manuscript Collection, Utilg. 330 III. See more about the envelopes
From the first Latin edition of Flora Danica, a cranesbill (Geranium lucidum) from
Bornholm depicted in plate 218 of volume 2 (1766).
Department of Main Collections (University Library Department), 22,-55, folio.
Dancing in a ring in honour of Amor in a manuscript of the popular verse romance Le Roman de
la Rose, French, c. 1400-25.
Manuscript Department, Ny kongelige Samling 63, folio.
Example of the engravings, which, just like broadsheets, books and manuscripts, were presented
to members of the royal family. Michael Rössler's etching after a drawing by P. Cramer was
dedicated to Christian VII's brother, Prince Frederik, and the genre motif Children's music
was chosen in connection with an addition to the family.
The Prints and Photograph Section, Müllers
Pinakotek, Vol. 23, pl. 37 I A, folio.
Conches etc. shown on plate 8 intended for the second volume of F.M. Regenfuss's work on shells
which never appeared (c. 1780).
Department of Main Collections (University Library Department), 21,-285, folio.
Elementa in artem geometriæ (The elements of Geometry), printed in Vicenza by L.
Achates and G. Papiensis in 1491. The first edition of the Greek Mathematician Euclid's
fundamental work on geometry. The first page begins with the elementary components of
geometry, the line and the point, partly framed by a border of arabesques. The clear and
well-arranged lay-out with the figures in the margins and text made the book a model for
later mathematical books.
Manuscript Department, Inkunabel No. 1512, folio. See more about the book
"Adamus Oehlenschläger Als Diligencen-Jäger". Humourous drawing by Fr. Tieck and A.W.
Schlegel from the poet Adam Oehlenschläger's journey through Switzerland in 1809.
Among Oehlenschläger's papers.
Manuscript Department, Ny kongelige Samling 2752 IX, kvarto.
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