Thomas, Philip (2010) Performances to accompany 'Sol LeWitt: Artist's Books' exhibition, Site Gallery, Sheffield. In: Sol LeWitt: Artist's Books, 8-29 May, 2010, Site Gallery, Sheffield.

Experimental music has always partnered with and responded to developments within the visual arts. John Cage's working relationships with Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns (as well as with the dancer Merce Cunningham) spring most readily to mind, as does the close friendship between Morton Feldman and Philip Guston. The work of Sol LeWitt would seem to be especially influential upon recent developments within experimental music. Throughout the duration of this exhibition, some of these connections will be made apparent, through performances of music by a number of composers and new works specially composed for the exhibition. The focus upon process and work resulting in an inherent expressivity (rather than an imposed interpretative rhetoric) is the concern of much of the music being performed, as well as a blurring of the divide between art and life, between sound and noise, between intention and non-intention.
Over three weekends Philip Thomas curated a series of concerts, as well as performing and directing the edges ensemble.
Guest musicians included John Lely, Anton Lukoszevieze, Kunsu Shim, Gerhard Staebler and Manfred Werder

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