Performance Texts: Graphic Scores: Open Scores: Visual Poems: Event Scores: Open Texts: Eternal Network:
PARTICIPATION: Open to all
TERMS: No jury, no returns
EXHIBITION: March 3 – 8, 2011, during the Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival. Also a good chance of some
of the scores being performed during the festival. Partial exhibits likely at Collab Fests in the weeks and
months following the festival.
DOCUMENTATION: Photographic documentation online, here and here. Some video also likely.
DEADLINE: February 28, 2011
an excerpt from:
Composition in Retrospect
by John Cage
EACH ACTIVITY IS CENTERED IN ITSELF, I.E., COMPOSITION, PERFORMANCE, AND LISTENING ARE DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES.
A WORK SHOULD INCLUDE ITS ENVIRONMENT, IS ALWAYS EXPERIMENTAL (UNKNOWN IN ADVANCE).
NO BEGINNING, MIDDLE, OR END (PROCESS, NOT OBJECT).
UNIMPEDEDNESS AND INTERPENETRATION; NO CAUSE AND EFFECT.
ANYTHING CAN FOLLOW ANYTHING ELSE (PROVIDING NOTHING IS TAKEN AS THE BASIS).
INFLUENCE DERIVES FROM ONES OWN WORK (NOT FROM OUTSIDE IT).
ACTIVITY, NOT COMMUNICATION.
THE PRACTICALITY OF CHANGING SOCIETY DERIVES FROM THE POSSIBILITY OF CHANGING THE MIND.
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