Sense Sound Sound Sense – Fluxus Music & Records in the Luigi Bonotto Collection – Orange Cover

W. Rovere ; P. Peterlini (Eds.)


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  • Danilo Montanari Editore
  • 2016
  • ISBN 9788898120819
  • 216 pages
  • Paperback, ills colour & bw, 24 x 17 cm
  • 24.1 × 17 × 1.8 cm

Luigi Bonotto dedicated himself to keeping the work of the artists of Fluxus and Experimental Poetry alive, and to preserving, cataloguing, and promoting their poetry, music, and work, which was strongly influenced by John Cage and the key concept of his theoretical framework, indeterminacy.

Reprinted on the occasion of an exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, this book presents the international Fluxus legacy through sound. With works by John Cage, Philip Corner, Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, George Maciunas, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, and others, it explores the interest of Fluxus artists in music and sound through performance, scores, records, and objects from the Luigi Bonotto Collection. Their public events challenged conventional form and content in music, and the approach to music scores was equally radical. Instead of traditional sheet music, they devised notational systems based on graphics, poetry, and the visual arts.