:: from our friends :: over at Brain Pickings comes this publishing find inspired by John Cage’s iconic 1968 Notations. Produced by Theresa Sauer, this 320 page tome, “reveals how 165 composers and musicians around the world are experiencing, communicating and reconceiving music visually by reinventing notation.”
Each musical composition has been rendered visually by the composers themselves in a new form of musical notation - often as elaborate and beautiful pieces of visual art. The book was released to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Cage’s original with some of the proceeds going to The Foundation of Contemporary Arts in NYC.
As Maria Popova explains in her post, “with its visual eloquence and remarkable diversity of perspectives, Notations 21 isn’t merely an anthology but also an ambitious thesaurus of sensemaking for the art and science of neo-notation.“
Perfect. Reaching for credit card now …
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