George Brecht Eight Piano Transcriptions for David Tudor 1963

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Brecht’s Eight Piano Transcriptions for David Tudor is based on scores written in 1962. The simple one– or two–word instructions offer numerous conceptual or performative possibilities. Most were performed at several Fluxus concerts, Brecht leaving the interpretation up to the performers or, when seen on a page, up to the imagination of the viewer—an “Event” in the mind.

Gallery label from There Will Never Be Silence: Scoring John Cage’s 4’33”, October 12, 2013–June 22, 2014.
Medium
Series of nine sheets of ink on paper
Dimensions
sheet (each): 10 7/8 x 8 7/16" (27.7 x 21.4 cm)
Credit
The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
Object number
2080.2008.1-9
Copyright
© 2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany
Department
Drawings and Prints

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