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Experimental Music at the Sogetsu Art Center

Pushing the boundaries of the meaning of music and performance, the Sogetsu Art Center (SAC) drew some of the most cutting-edge composers and performers from Japan and around the world to its stage. Scroll down to see scores, fliers, photographs, and other documentation related to music at the Sogetsu Art Center. This feature is made possible through a collaborative effort between MoMA staff and Uesaki Sen and presents a curated focus on a range of visual material (programs, printed matter, scores) related to selected musical events that took place at the Sogetsu Art Center, bringing together materials from the archives at the Keio Art Center and the Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection at The Museum of Modern Art. You can view all of the printed matter related to events at SAC in the Sogetsu Art Center Theme. While this feature focuses on music, it is also worth noting that the openness and willingness of regular attendees to participate in cross-genre exchanges laid the foundation for the activities at SAC, with its particular mix of experimentalists with backgrounds in art, film, jazz, classical music, design, and more.

In this environment, musical performances showcased the early free improvisers of Group Ongaku, Ichiyanagi Toshi and his Happenings, Yoko Ono and Shiomi Mieko’s Events, and included visits by U.S. artists John Cage and David Tudor. After film, music events were the most frequently programmed. The Sogetsu Contemporary Series, initially conceived for the presentation of experimental and avant-garde music, film, performance, and dance, focused overwhelmingly on music. Some of these events were portraits by young composers such as Takemitsu Toru, Matsudaira Yoriaki, and Hayashi Hikaru. Others focused on presenting new and recent works by international composers such as Arnold Schoenberg, Olivier Messiaen, Morton Feldman, and Karlheinz Stockhausen alongside young Japanese artists. While such a lineup of names may seem to replicate the “masters” of the European and North American avant-garde, the combinations in which they were presented were quite unique to the particular context of the Sogetsu Art Center. For example, at a concert on October 12, 1963, the ensemble New Direction performed the music of High modernist Pierre Boulez on the same night as Kosugi Takehisa’s Organic Music, a piece based on a simple set of instructions that state, “Breath by oneself or / have something breathed / for the number of times which you have decided / at the performance. / Each number must contain breath-in-hold-out. / Instruments may be used incidentally.” Such combinations could not happen at the Donaueschingen Festival in Germany (the oldest and one of the most prestigious strongholds of the musical avant-garde) or at a Fluxus Festival taking place in a downtown New York loft. Other events, such as the Group Ongaku concert in 1961, were one-time events. While the bulk of the musical activities happened by 1964, a significant performance called Kukan kara kankyo e (From Space to Environment) took place in 1966, to accompany a multimedia exhibition of the same name that focused on the intersections between sound, art, and technology.

The events below are organized by date. For each event, a program of the pieces performed is displayed, along with a collection of related materials. The materials you see here are part of a growing body of material objects, and we're still in the early stages of scholarly examination to make sense of them. If you have ideas, analyses, or stories about the works and events presented here, or related images, sounds, and movies that could shed new light on this group of materials, please share them!

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Experimental Music at the Sogetsu Art Center

Pushing the boundaries of the meaning of music and performance, the Sogetsu Art Center (SAC) drew some of the most cutting-edge composers and performers from Japan and around the world to its stage. Scroll down to see scores, fliers, photographs, and other documentation related to music at the Sogetsu Art Center. This feature is made possible through a collaborative effort between MoMA staff and Uesaki Sen and presents a curated focus on a range of visual material (programs, printed matter, scores) related to selected musical events that took place at the Sogetsu Art Center, bringing together materials from the archives at the Keio Art Center and the Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection at The Museum of Modern Art. You can view all of the printed matter related to events at SAC in the Sogetsu Art Center Theme. While this feature focuses on music, it is also worth noting that the openness and willingness of regular attendees to participate in cross-genre exchanges laid the foundation for the activities at SAC, with its particular mix of experimentalists with backgrounds in art,...

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Pushing the boundaries of the meaning of music and performance, the Sogetsu Art Center (SAC) drew some of the most cutting-edge composers and performers from Japan and around the world to its stage. Scroll down to see scores, fliers, photographs, and other documentation related to music at the Sogetsu Art Center. This feature is made possible through a collaborative effort between MoMA staff and Uesaki Sen and presents a curated focus on a range of visual material (programs, printed matter, scores) related to selected musical events that took place at the Sogetsu Art Center, bringing together materials from the archives at the Keio Art Center and the Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection at The Museum of Modern Art. You can view all of the printed matter related to events at SAC in the Sogetsu Art Center Theme. While this feature focuses on music, it is also worth noting that the openness and willingness of regular attendees to participate in cross-genre exchanges laid the foundation for the activities at SAC, with its particular mix of experimentalists with backgrounds in art, film, jazz, classical music, design, and more.

In this environment, musical performances showcased the early free improvisers of Group Ongaku, Ichiyanagi Toshi and his Happenings, Yoko Ono and Shiomi Mieko’s Events, and included visits by U.S. artists John Cage and David Tudor. After film, music events were the most frequently programmed. The Sogetsu Contemporary Series, initially conceived for the presentation of experimental and avant-garde music, film, performance, and dance, focused overwhelmingly on music. Some of these events were portraits by young composers such as Takemitsu Toru, Matsudaira Yoriaki, and Hayashi Hikaru. Others focused on presenting new and recent works by international composers such as Arnold Schoenberg, Olivier Messiaen, Morton Feldman, and Karlheinz Stockhausen alongside young Japanese artists. While such a lineup of names may seem to replicate the “masters” of the European and North American avant-garde, the combinations in which they were presented were quite unique to the particular context of the Sogetsu Art Center. For example, at a concert on October 12, 1963, the ensemble New Direction performed the music of High modernist Pierre Boulez on the same night as Kosugi Takehisa’s Organic Music, a piece based on a simple set of instructions that state, “Breath by oneself or / have something breathed / for the number of times which you have decided / at the performance. / Each number must contain breath-in-hold-out. / Instruments may be used incidentally.” Such combinations could not happen at the Donaueschingen Festival in Germany (the oldest and one of the most prestigious strongholds of the musical avant-garde) or at a Fluxus Festival taking place in a downtown New York loft. Other events, such as the Group Ongaku concert in 1961, were one-time events. While the bulk of the musical activities happened by 1964, a significant performance called Kukan kara kankyo e (From Space to Environment) took place in 1966, to accompany a multimedia exhibition of the same name that focused on the intersections between sound, art, and technology.

The events below are organized by date. For each event, a program of the pieces performed is displayed, along with a collection of related materials. The materials you see here are part of a growing body of material objects, and we're still in the early stages of scholarly examination to make sense of them. If you have ideas, analyses, or stories about the works and events presented here, or related images, sounds, and movies that could shed new light on this group of materials, please share them!

     
Event 94

Group Music 1: Improvisation and Musical Objects Concert

094

Group Music 1: Improvisation and Musical Objects Concert

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and The Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
Tone automatism2

20-seiki Buyo: On Automatism and Improvisation

Tone automatism

20-seiki Buyo: On Automatism and Improvisation

Event 102

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 10: The Works of Ichiyanagi Toshi

102(a)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 10: The Works of Ichiyanagi Toshi

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and The Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
102(b)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 10: The Works of Ichiyanagi Toshi

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and The Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
102(c)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 10: The Works of Ichiyanagi Toshi

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and The Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
102(d)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 10: The Works of Ichiyanagi Toshi

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and The Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
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Stanzas for Kenji Kobayashi

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
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Stanzas for Kenji Kobayashi

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
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Stanzas for Kenji Kobayashi

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
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Stanzas for Kenji Kobayashi

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
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Stanzas for Kenji Kobayashi

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
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Stanzas for Kenji Kobayashi

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
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Stanzas for Kenji Kobayashi

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2260 2008 1 cccr

Music for Piano No. 7

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2260 2008 2 cccr

Music for Piano No. 7

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2260 2008 3 cccr

Music for Piano No. 7

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2260 2008 4 cccr

Music for Piano No. 7

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2260 2008 5 cccr

Music for Piano No. 7

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2260 2008 6 cccr

Music for Piano No. 7

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2260 2008 7 cccr

Music for Piano No. 7

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2260 2008 8 cccr

Music for Piano No. 7

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2260 2008 9 cccr

Music for Piano No. 7

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2260 2008 10 cccr

Music for Piano No. 7

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2260 2008 11 cccr

Music for Piano No. 7

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2257 2008 cccr

IBM for Merce Cunningham and Music for Electric Metronome

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2259 2008 cccr

IBM for Merce Cunningham and Music for Electric Metronome

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
Ma1577 b

From left: Toru Takemitsu, Mieko Shiomi, Toshiro Mayuzumi, Takehisa Kosugi, Yasunao Tone, Mizuno Shuko, Toshi Ichiyanagi, and Yuji Takahashi performing "IBM: Happening and Musique Concrète" in Sogetsu Contemporary Series 10 / Works by Ichiyanagi Toshi

The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Archive, I. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York
Event 102

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 11: Takahashi Yuji Piano Recital 2, "Piano Distance"

110(b)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 11: Takahashi Yuji Piano Recital 2, "Piano Distance"

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
110(a)bis

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 11: Takahashi Yuji Piano Recital 2, "Piano Distance"

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
110(a)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 11: Takahashi Yuji Piano Recital 2, "Piano Distance"

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
2859 2008 cccr

Projection Esemplastic for Piano

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
Event 115

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 15: Works of Yoko Ono

115

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 15: Works of Yoko Ono

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
Event 129

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 17: John Cage and David Tudor Performance

129(a)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 17: John Cage and David Tudor Performance

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
129(b)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 17: John Cage and David Tudor Performance

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
Event 130

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 18: John Cage and David Tudor Performance

130

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 18: John Cage and David Tudor Performance

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
Event 152

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 22 / Musicians Group: New Direction, Periodic Concert 3

152(b)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 22 / Musicians Group: New Direction, Periodic Concert 3

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
152(a)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 22 / Musicians Group: New Direction, Periodic Concert 3

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
Event 162

Sogetsu Contemporary Series: The Works of Nam June Paik

162(b)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series: The Works of Nam June Paik

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
162(a)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series: The Works of Nam June Paik

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
162(c)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series: The Works of Nam June Paik

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
Event 179

Yoko Ono Farewell Concert: Striptease Show, Sprout Motional Whisper

179(a)

Yoko Ono Farewell Concert: Striptease Show, Sprout Motional Whisper

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
179(b)

Yoko Ono Farewell Concert: Striptease Show, Sprout Motional Whisper

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
2602 2008 cccr

Grapefruit: Works by Yoko Ono

Copyright © 2012 Yoko Ono. Used by Permission/All Rights Reserved
3045 2008 a e cccr

Announcement for Grapefruit

Copyright © 2012 Yoko Ono. Used by Permission/All Rights Reserved
Event 213

From Space to Environment: Happenings

213(a)

From Space to Environment: Happenings

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
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Postcard announcement for the event "From Space to Environment: Happenings"

The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Archive, I. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York
213(b)

From Space to Environment: Happenings

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
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From left: Shiomi Mieko, Yamaguchi Katsuhiro, Akiyama Kuniharu, and Ay-O performing Shiomi's "Compound View No. 1" at the event "From Space to Environment: Happenings"

The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Archive, I. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York
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Instructions for "Water Ring Event No. 1," included in the event "From Space to Environment: Happenings"

The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Archive, I. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York
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Program for the event "From Space to Environment: Happenings"

The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Archive, I. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York
Event 94

Group Music 1: Improvisation and Musical Objects Concert

094

Group Music 1: Improvisation and Musical Objects Concert

Event date: September 15, 1961. KUAC catalog no. 094.

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and The Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
Tone automatism2

20-seiki Buyo: On Automatism and Improvisation

Tone automatism

20-seiki Buyo: On Automatism and Improvisation

Event 102

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 10: The Works of Ichiyanagi Toshi

102(a)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 10: The Works of Ichiyanagi Toshi

Event date: November 30, 1961. KUAC catalog no. 102 (a).

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and The Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
102(b)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 10: The Works of Ichiyanagi Toshi

Event date: November 30, 1961. KUAC catalog no. 102 (b).

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and The Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
102(c)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 10: The Works of Ichiyanagi Toshi

Event date: November 30, 1961. 785 x 542 mm. KUAC catalog no. 102 (c).

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and The Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
102(d)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 10: The Works of Ichiyanagi Toshi

Event date: November 30, 1961. 785 x 542 mm. KAUC catalog no. 102 (d).

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and The Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
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Stanzas for Kenji Kobayashi

One from a series of seven sheets of typewriting and ink on transparentized paper, sheet: 11 5/8 x 8 1/4" (29.5 x 21 cm).

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
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Stanzas for Kenji Kobayashi

One from a series of seven sheets of typewriting and ink on transparentized paper, sheet (score): 11 5/8 x 16 7/16" (29.6 x 41.7 cm).

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
Fc1315 cccr

Stanzas for Kenji Kobayashi

One from a series of seven sheets of typewriting and ink on transparentized paper, sheet (score): 10 1/2 x 16 7/16" (26.6 x 41.7 cm).

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
Fc1316 cccr

Stanzas for Kenji Kobayashi

One from a series of seven sheets of typewriting and ink on transparentized paper, sheet (score): 11 5/8 x 16 7/16" (29.5 x 41.7 cm).

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
Fc1317 cccr

Stanzas for Kenji Kobayashi

One from a series of seven sheets of typewriting and ink on transparentized paper, sheet (score): 11 5/8 x 16 3/8" (29.5 x 41.6 cm).

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
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Stanzas for Kenji Kobayashi

One from a series of seven sheets of typewriting and ink on transparentized paper, sheet (score): 16 7/16 x 11 5/8" (41.7 x 29.5 cm).

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
Fc2933 cccr

Stanzas for Kenji Kobayashi

One from a series of seven sheets of typewriting and ink on transparentized paper, sheet (score): 11 5/8 x 16 7/16" (29.5 x 41.7 cm).

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2260 2008 1 cccr

Music for Piano No. 7

Diazotype from a series of ten sheets of ink, typewriting, and stamped ink on transparentized paper, and one diazotype. Sheet (instruction sheet): 11 11/16 x 8 1/4" (29.7 x 21 cm).

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2260 2008 2 cccr

Music for Piano No. 7

Series of ten sheets of ink, typewriting, and stamped ink on transparentized paper, and one diazotype. Sheet (score sheet, each approx.): 16 7/16 x 11 9/16" (41.8 x 29.4 cm).

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2260 2008 3 cccr

Music for Piano No. 7

Series of ten sheets of ink, typewriting, and stamped ink on transparentized paper, and one diazotype. Sheet (score sheet, each approx.): 16 7/16 x 11 9/16" (41.8 x 29.4 cm).

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2260 2008 4 cccr

Music for Piano No. 7

Series of ten sheets of ink, typewriting, and stamped ink on transparentized paper, and one diazotype. Sheet (score sheet, each approx.): 16 7/16 x 11 9/16" (41.8 x 29.4 cm).

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2260 2008 5 cccr

Music for Piano No. 7

Series of ten sheets of ink, typewriting, and stamped ink on transparentized paper, and one diazotype. Sheet (score sheet, each approx.): 16 7/16 x 11 9/16" (41.8 x 29.4 cm).

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2260 2008 6 cccr

Music for Piano No. 7

Series of ten sheets of ink, typewriting, and stamped ink on transparentized paper, and one diazotype. Sheet (score sheet, each approx.): 16 7/16 x 11 9/16" (41.8 x 29.4 cm).

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2260 2008 7 cccr

Music for Piano No. 7

Series of ten sheets of ink, typewriting, and stamped ink on transparentized paper, and one diazotype. Sheet (score sheet, each approx.): 16 7/16 x 11 9/16" (41.8 x 29.4 cm).

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2260 2008 8 cccr

Music for Piano No. 7

Series of ten sheets of ink, typewriting, and stamped ink on transparentized paper, and one diazotype. Sheet (score sheet, each approx.): 16 7/16 x 11 9/16" (41.8 x 29.4 cm).

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2260 2008 9 cccr

Music for Piano No. 7

Series of ten sheets of ink, typewriting, and stamped ink on transparentized paper, and one diazotype. Sheet (score sheet, each approx.): 16 7/16 x 11 9/16" (41.8 x 29.4 cm).

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2260 2008 10 cccr

Music for Piano No. 7

Series of ten sheets of ink, typewriting, and stamped ink on transparentized paper, and one diazotype. Sheet (score sheet, each approx.): 16 7/16 x 11 9/16" (41.8 x 29.4 cm).

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2260 2008 11 cccr

Music for Piano No. 7

Series of ten sheets of ink, typewriting, and stamped ink on transparentized paper, and one diazotype. Sheet (score sheet, each approx.): 16 7/16 x 11 9/16" (41.8 x 29.4 cm).

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2257 2008 cccr

IBM for Merce Cunningham and Music for Electric Metronome

Instructions. Typewriting through carbon, typewriting, and stamped ink on transparentized paper, sheet: 11 5/8 x 8 3/16" (29.5 x 20.8 cm).

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
2259 2008 cccr

IBM for Merce Cunningham and Music for Electric Metronome

Score. Ink and typewriter on vellum, sheet: 8 1/4 x 11 9/16" (21 x 29.3 cm).

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
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From left: Toru Takemitsu, Mieko Shiomi, Toshiro Mayuzumi, Takehisa Kosugi, Yasunao Tone, Mizuno Shuko, Toshi Ichiyanagi, and Yuji Takahashi performing "IBM: Happening and Musique Concrète" in Sogetsu Contemporary Series 10 / Works by Ichiyanagi Toshi

The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Archive, I. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York
Event 102

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 11: Takahashi Yuji Piano Recital 2, "Piano Distance"

110(b)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 11: Takahashi Yuji Piano Recital 2, "Piano Distance"

Event date: February 23, 1962. Poster. 750 x 526 mm. KUAC item no. 110 (b).

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
110(a)bis

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 11: Takahashi Yuji Piano Recital 2, "Piano Distance"

Event date: February 23, 1962. KUAC catalog no. 110 (a)bis.

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
110(a)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 11: Takahashi Yuji Piano Recital 2, "Piano Distance"

Event date: February 23, 1962. KUAC item no. 110 (a).

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
2859 2008 cccr

Projection Esemplastic for Piano

Diazotype and ink on transparentized paper, sheet: 11 5/8 x 16 9/16" (29.5 x 42 cm).

The Museum of Modern Art. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
Event 115

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 15: Works of Yoko Ono

115

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 15: Works of Yoko Ono

Event date: May 24, 1962. 474 x 116 mm. KUAC item no. 115.

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
Event 129

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 17: John Cage and David Tudor Performance

129(a)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 17: John Cage and David Tudor Performance

Event date: October 9–10, 1962. KUAC item no. 129 (a).

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
129(b)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 17: John Cage and David Tudor Performance

Event date: October 9–10, 1962. Poster. 790 x 1097 mm. KUAC item no. 129 (b).

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
Event 130

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 18: John Cage and David Tudor Performance

130

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 18: John Cage and David Tudor Performance

Event date: October 12, 1962. Poster. 790 x 1093 mm. KUAC item no. 130.

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
Event 152

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 22 / Musicians Group: New Direction, Periodic Concert 3

152(b)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 22 / Musicians Group: New Direction, Periodic Concert 3

Event date: October 12, 1963. KUAC item no. 152 (b).

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
152(a)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series 22 / Musicians Group: New Direction, Periodic Concert 3

Event date: October 12, 1963. KUAC item no. 152 (a).

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
Event 162

Sogetsu Contemporary Series: The Works of Nam June Paik

162(b)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series: The Works of Nam June Paik

Event date: March 27, 1964. KUAC item no. 162 (b).

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
162(a)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series: The Works of Nam June Paik

Event date: March 27, 1964. KUAC item no. 162 (a).

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
162(c)

Sogetsu Contemporary Series: The Works of Nam June Paik

Event date: March 27, 1964. KUAC item no. 162 (c).

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
Event 179

Yoko Ono Farewell Concert: Striptease Show, Sprout Motional Whisper

179(a)

Yoko Ono Farewell Concert: Striptease Show, Sprout Motional Whisper

Event date: August 11, 1964. KUAC item no. 179 (a).

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
179(b)

Yoko Ono Farewell Concert: Striptease Show, Sprout Motional Whisper

Event date: August 11, 1964. KUAC item no. 179 (b).

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
2602 2008 cccr

Grapefruit: Works by Yoko Ono

Wunternaum Press, Tokyo, and in all subsequent editions.

Copyright © 2012 Yoko Ono. Used by Permission/All Rights Reserved
3045 2008 a e cccr

Announcement for Grapefruit

Envelope with ink and stamped ink additions, containing four offset sheets.

Copyright © 2012 Yoko Ono. Used by Permission/All Rights Reserved
Event 213

From Space to Environment: Happenings

213(a)

From Space to Environment: Happenings

Event date: November 14, 1966. Item from Takiguchi papers. KUAC item no. 213 (a).

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
Ma1652 small

Postcard announcement for the event "From Space to Environment: Happenings"

Offset, printed in color, 5 3/4 x 3 3/4" (14.6 x 9.5 cm).

The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Archive, I. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York
213(b)

From Space to Environment: Happenings

Event date: November 14, 1966. Item from Takiguchi papers. KUAC item no. 213 (b).

Courtesy Sogetsu Foundation and Keio University Art Center (KUAC).
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From left: Shiomi Mieko, Yamaguchi Katsuhiro, Akiyama Kuniharu, and Ay-O performing Shiomi's "Compound View No. 1" at the event "From Space to Environment: Happenings"

Gelatin silver print, 4 3/8 x 6 1/2" (11.1 x 16.5 cm).

The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Archive, I. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York
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Instructions for "Water Ring Event No. 1," included in the event "From Space to Environment: Happenings"

Ink on paper, 2 15/16 x 3 7/8" (7.4 x 9.8 cm).

The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Archive, I. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York
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Program for the event "From Space to Environment: Happenings"

Gelatin silver print, 4 3/8 x 6 1/2" (11.1 x 16.5 cm).

The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Archive, I. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York
This Curated Selection is part of: Sogetsu Art Center