This book was published to coincide with Cornelius Cardew: Play for Today exhibition which took place here at Drawing Room. This book was co-published by Drawing Room and MuHKA, Antwerp, in collaboration with Middlesex University. In this 112 page book extracts from ‘Treatise’, ‘Schooltime Compositions’, ‘Nature Study Notes’ and other visual material are interspersed with essays by Michael Parsons (composer, performer and co-founder of the Scratch Orchestra), Andrea Phillips (Director, Curating Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London), Adrian Rifkin (Professor of Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London), Rob Stone (Senior Research Fellow, Visual Culture Research Group, Middlesex University) , John Tilbury (musician and Cardew collaborator and biographer), international artists’ collective Ultra-red and Grant Watson and a photo-essay by the Otolith Group. These artists, writers and curators pursue and rekindle the questions and contradictions that Cardew’s practice incorporated.
Play for Today: Cornelius Cardew book in collaboration with Middlesex University and M HKA, Antwerp.
Available through Drawing Room.