On April 9, 10, and 14, the Cardew Object explores British experimental composer Cornelius Cardew and the activities of the Scratch Orchestra, which Cardew co-founded in 1969, illuminating their significance today as artistic, pedagogical, and political tools. Workshops, sound installations, a film screening, and an exhibition bring together historians, musicians, artists, and New School faculty and students. Among the participants are contemporary music ensemble Either/Or, artists Luke Fowler and Robert Sember, and faculty members Danielle Goldman, Sarah Montague, Simonetta Moro, Evan Rapport and Ivan Raykoff and their students.
Inspired by the Cardew Object exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, these events are organized by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics as part of its 2009/2010 program theme, Speculating on Change. Vera List Center Fellow Robert Sember leads the colloquium and workshops in collaboration with faculty from Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
For a complete schedule of events, visit the Vera List Center website.