What song will you choose to start your new year off right?
--Natalie Hegert Lynn Hershman Leeson, Seduction of a Cyborg, 1994, DVD with sound, still image. ZKM Collection. © (2015
I'd love to put the Sonic Forest, which is a touring big music festival with a series of sixteen columns and a hundred sensors
There's a baby grand in the living room, but when Phyllis Chen sits down to play, it's at the child-size cherry-red toy piano.
Artist As Alchemist: Carnegie Mellon's Miller Gallery Presents 'Aftersound,' a Celebration Of Sound ...and Silence.
The exhibit was curated by Melissa Ragona, associate professor of art history, media and sound studies at Carnegie Mellon
It seems safe to say that Michael Tilson Thomas -- or MTT, as he's been known since street banners announcing his appointment as music director of the San Francisco Symphony, 20 years ago, went up all over town -- had a spectacular birthday weekend recently.
Judging anything that has to do with John Cage is a slippery proposition. Cage didn't care much for notions of objective quality and battled against any idea of masterworks or canon. His music is difficult and not always a pleasure to experience. Cage's focus was on process. It was always more important than the end result.
There's seemingly nothing to be seen in or on them except for one color (or white or black) and some texture, maybe.
The exhibition is centered on Cage's Mushroom Book (1972), which includes both letterpress and lithographs of poetry by Cage along with botanical lithographs by Lois Long.
The uniting of the worlds of visual art and music is a trend that is getting a boost from a major new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, focusing on the composer John Cage and his monumental -- and some would say notorious -- work, titled 4'33".
John has shown extensively in the US and abroad, and is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum, MOMA, and the New Museum, NY. He is currently included in Classless Society at the Tang Museum.
Most people know John Cage (1912-1992), of course, as one of the twentieth century's most important and original avant-garde composers and thinkers. Fewer know that he was also a visual artist.
Happy Birthday, John Cage! Celebrate What Would Be The Composer's 101st With His Little-Seen Visual Art
"John Cage 1992." Photo copyright Steven Speliotis, courtesy College for Creative Studies' Center Galleries. An installation
The genre of sound art is still a relatively intimidating one, with even art and art history enthusiasts shying away from the topic, if only for their lack of knowledge. Generally, it is still a young art form, having only been first acknowledged by the Futurists in the early 20th Century.