Caggy Cage

Fancy ones, “Music,” said composer Claude Debussy, “is the silence between the notes.” If true, then a minimalist might consider a piece of all silence. The Zen upshot of 4’33” is that silence is bursting with sounds. Though I wouldn’t call Cage a minimalist, being all-maximal in his explorations. 4’33” is an algorithm that frames an adaptive indeterminate experience produced using the formal logic of a classical music composition (it’s three movements with an audience and performers) That is was written In 1950 makes the piece seminal to culture everywhere. This piece laid the ground for the avant garde of the 60’s (minimalism) and thus made possible all kinds of contemporary popular & experimental music as well as visual arts. … Read More

Fun with dwarf planets

Some ornamental fields using images of surface features from dwarf planets Ceres & Vesta.

When ice mountains meet nitrogen plains

For the Making Rocks project the team and I met with Bryan Holler, here with Professor Russo, holding a Pluto plate with his poem to Pluto on the back. Got more compliments yesterday at a meeting on another possible project on the CU/Boulder campus! One of several posters made for the Pluto/Gage event in December. This one takes an image of when the nitrogen plains meets the ice mountains on Pluto. A quick mirroring & and repetition and viola!!