Audio-Visual: The Intersection of Art & Music
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Theresa Sauer Lecture: 5 p.m.
Fulton Hall room 111
Reception: University Gallery at Fulton Hall, 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
PIMA Group & Near East Family Performance:
University Gallery at Fulton Hall, 6 p.m.
This exhibition explores the intersection of art and music, featuring visual scores and sculptures, paintings, mixed media photographs, video and live performances. Artists included in the show: John Cage, David Ellis, Nathalie Miebach, The Near East Family, Hans Schmitt-Matzen & Gieves Anderson, and The PIMA Group.
Sauer speaks about her ongoing research project and book, Notations 21. This project and anthology is based on John Cage’s seminal work, particularly his musical scores that were liberated from the traditional staff and are essentially graphic in nature. Since the 1960s, thousands of composers have developed unique or graphical styles of notation, and this book profiles the work of more than 160 such composers. This project represents “the most exhilarating and exciting concepts of communication systems and developments in new performance methods by fusing the arts in the most experimental and innovative styles never seen before.”