George Brecht minimalist artist and composer, invented 'Event Scores' (performance comprising a written proposal and / or instruction for action), in John Cage's Experimental Composition class at the New School for Social Research in 1958. Artist founding member of Fluxus and friend of John Cage Alison Knowles writes 'Event Scores, involve simple actions,' and points out the inseparableness of performance and sound, by describing event scores as taking 'ideas, and objects from everyday life recontexualized as performance....Like a musical score,' Knowles also reveals the magnanimous methodology of the Event Score explaining 'Event Scores can be realized by artists other than the original creator and are open to variation and interpretation.'
The Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos's musical perspective of his surrounding landscape inspired his creativity. By tracing the outline of the mountains seen from his window onto music paper, Villa-Lobos perceived the landscape into the melody line of his composition.
Inspired by both Knowles and Villa -Lobos I make scores (both Musical and Event), which respond directly to and propose an interaction with place.
http://www.aknowles.com/eventscore.html (accessed 7 June 2008) Knowles's "# 5 Street piece 1962" is recorded in "A Great Bear Pamphlet 1965"
Ibid.
http://www.aknowles.com/eventscore.html (accessed 7 June 2008) Knowles's "# 5 Street piece 1962" is recorded in "A Great Bear Pamphlet 1965"
D. Ackerman, A Natural History of the senses, US: Vintage, 1995, p.xvii