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Second Saturdays: Intro to Graphic Scores

  • Sawyer Yards, Bay 100 2101 Winter Street Studios Houston, TX 77007 (map)

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As musical ensemble-in-residence for Sawyer Yards, Houston’s own Loop38 is partnering with seven visual artists from the Sawyer Yards community to present workshops, demonstrations, and performances that explore the world of graphic scores. Every Second Saturday, a resident artist will select one of their works of art to serve as that day’s musical score. Curious listeners and contemporary arts lovers will witness the classically-trained musicians of Loop38 turn each visual masterwork into an aural delight.

To kick-off this project, Loop38 musicians will use the first Second Saturday (September 8) to introduce and perform graphic scores from such artists as Cathy Berberian, Morton Feldman, and Cornelius Cardew. By favoring graphic notation over the traditional practice, these composers create a structural framework which grants performers a greater degree of interpretational control.

Join Loop38 and the artists-turned-composers of Sawyer Yards to celebrate creativity in these free monthly events!

Earlier Event: May 19
Phoenix Ascending
Later Event: October 13
Second Saturdays: Nergis Mustafa