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The Art of David Tudor: Indeterminacy and Performance in Postwar Culture
Los Angeles, May 2001

In May, 2001, the Getty Research Institute will hold an interdisciplinary
symposium, "The Art of David Tudor:  Indeterminacy and Performance in
Postwar Culture," inspired by the GRI's David Tudor Papers and related
archival collections.  We now welcome proposals for papers.  Please see
the announcement below for further details.  We look forward to your


  "The Art of David Tudor: Indeterminacy and Performance in Postwar Culture"

  May 17-19, 2001, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California

  The Getty Research Institute, repository of the archive of the composer
and pianist David Tudor, will hold an international symposium focusing on
Tudor's work and its relation to developments in the art, dance, and music
of the postwar period.  A series of events co-sponsored with the
California Institute of the Arts will complement the symposium, including
concerts on May 18 and 19 of music composed by Tudor or written for him,
and a realization of Tudor's "electroacoustic environment," Rainforest.

  The Research Institute invites proposals for thirty-minute presentations
on such topics as Tudor's work and working methods, his collaboration with
visual artists, composers, and choreographers, and the position of his
work within the broader context of the postwar avant-garde.

  Proposals, not to exceed two double-spaced pages and accompanied by a
brief curriculum vitae listing relevant research and publications, should
be sent by December 1, 2000 to:

  Dr. Nancy Perloff
  Getty Research Institute
  1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
  Los Angeles, CA  90049-1688, USA
  Fax: +1-(310) 440-7779

  For further information on the GRI's archival collections, please visit
our Web site,, and click on Research Library.
Online finding aids are available for the archive of David Tudor and for
related collections on Experiments in Art and Technology, Mary Caroline
Richards, Jean Brown Fluxus, Carolee Schneemann, and Dick Higgins.