Notations 21: Breaking the Boundaries

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Notations 21: Breaking the Boundaries
Curated by: Theresa Sauer

556 W 22nd St.
New York, NY 10011
October 4th, 2008 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Please note that the museum and bookstore are closed.
John, Cage, mixed-media, digital, installation, performance


October 4 to November 1, 2008

Notations 21:  Breaking the Boundaries
Concert Series  2008


Notations 21 concert series Saturdays  10/4, 10/11, and 10/18  at 2 p.m.
Notations 21 is an exhibition (on view at Chelsea Art Museum October 4 – November 1) and concert series celebrating the best and brightest of contemporary composers working with visual scores. Concerts feature performances by leading figures in the field, as well as up-and-coming composers including Halim El-Dabh, internationally regarded a major composer of the twentieth century; composer and flutist Ellen Burr who participated in classes with John Cage; and others.

Installation on view in The Project Room for New Media October 4 - Nov 1

featuring rare footage of John Cage, premiere footage of Egyptian composer Halim El-Dabh discussing his “color notation” and more…

Telling Stories with Sound and Music

a workshop series designed to create tools for parents to make music part of their child’s everyday life. Through exploration of rhythms, sounds, and texture, Telling Stories with Sound and Music will provide children with an opportunity to integrate music into their developing understanding of the arts. It is intended for children ages 4-6 and their adult companions. Workshops take place every Monday afternoon at 3:30 during the month of October and run 45 minutes. For more information, please email: or call 212.255.0719 ext 112.

A Listening Area

has been installed in The Project Room to provide guests a facility where they can access actual scores of Notations 21 composers. CD players and headphones complement their listening experience.

On October 18th 2pm Kenneth Silverman


Pulitzer Prize-winning author) discusses his new book in progress about John Cage

Notations 21 – ongoing research project of innovative notation
Theresa Sauer, curator

A donation of all proceeds will go to the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

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