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Notations 2008 at the UCL Slade

12 December 2007

To mark the 40th anniversary of John Cage's seminal publication 'Notations', the UCL Slade School of Fine Art will present 'Notations 2008', a range of investigations into what notation is - and can be.

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In 'Notations', Cage assembled a collection of music manuscripts benefited to the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, New York. The archive began to map the changing direction(s) of graphical representation in music practices.

Notations 2008 is a creative laboratory providing a platform for leading artists to negotiate shifting relationships between the visual and the audible. Participants will struggle with accepted notions of composition and performance - at the centre of which lies the seemingly fundamental musical score. Through rigorous exploration this mysterious 'score-object' will be elucidated.

The event will culminate in performances that are open to the public, with contributions from leading contemporary musicians, including Anton Lukoszevieze from Apartment House and emerging percussion talent Sankorfa. These musicians will be accompanied by a significant body of artists from the UCL Slade School as well as invited performers from across the UK.

The performances will be 7-10pm on 10 and 11 January 2008 at the UCL Slade Research Centre, 10-11 Woburn Square, London WC1H 0NS.

To find out more, contact Sam Belinfante.