A COLLECTION OF RESOURCES 

Below are articles, books & other texts related to an interdisciplinary practice and links concerning composition, collaboration, and other related topics.  Help us keep this resource list a living document and send suggested readings to us through our contact.

 

Creation

The Viewpoints Book: A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition (By Anne Bogart & Tina Landau, 2004)

Creativity: The Perfect Crime (by Philippe Petit, 2014)

creative collaboration (by vera john-steiner, 2006)

Sparks of Genius (By Michele and Robert Bernstein, 2001)  

The Creative Habit: Learn it and Use it for Life ( by Twyla Tharp, 2006)

ART & FEAR: OBSERVATIONS ON THE PERILS (AND REWARDS) OF ARTMAKING (By DAVID BAYLES & TED ORLAND, 2001)

Looking at composition is like painting the golden Gate Bridge: 86 Aspects of Composition (By Mike Vargas, 2003)


Scores

The Fluxus Performance Workbook (Edited by Ken Friedman, et al, 2002)

by (by alison knowles, 1965)

do it: the Compendium (By hans ulrich olberist, 2013) 

Word Events: Perspectives on Verbal Notation (by John Lely and James Saunders, 2012)

Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings (by Yoko Ono, 1964)

Notations (by John Cage & Alison Knowles, 1961)

Notations 21 (by Theresa sauer, 2009)

scores (by James Saunders)


Space

Deep Listening: A Composer's sound Practice (Pauline Oliveros, 2005)

Voids: A Retrospective (Edited by John Armleder, et al, 2009)

Henri lefebvre: a Critical introduction (By Andi Merrifeld, 2006)

Lighting and the Design idea (By linda essig, 2004) 

ViSUAL CONTRAST: THE ART OF DISPLAY & ARRANGEMENT (BY TIM RUNDLE, 2013)

The Potential of Spaces: the theory and practice of Scenography & performance (edited by allison oddey & christina a. white, 2006)

Space in performance: Making Meaning in The theatre (byGay McAuley, 2000)



METHODOLOGY

DAILINESS (Susan Rethorst)

HOW WE WORK (Forced Entertainment)

RASA BOXES

REAL TIME COMPOSITION (By Joao Fiadeiro)

BOOK OF TEA (By Okakura Kakuzō)

SIX VIEWPOINTS


Audience

The Open Work (By Umberto Eco, 1989)

The THeatre And Its Double (by Antonin Artaud, 1938)

The Emancipated Spectator (By Jacques Ranciere, 2010)

Participation: Documents of Contemporary Art (edited by Claire Bishop, 2006)

reading Rocky Horror (edited by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, 2008)



PERFORMANCE FOOTAGE

DANCING GRAFFITI (Katlin Lengyel and Szabolcs Toth-Zs)

"CHEAP LECTURE" AND "THE COW PIECE(Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion)

FOURTHS AND QUARTERS (Tony Orrico)

THE STOP QUARTET FILM (Jonathan Burrows)

VARIATIONS V (1966) (SHORT CLIP OF MERCE CUNNINGHAM DANCE CO W/ STAN VANDERBEEK + NAM JUNE PAIK)

FLUXUS  The Fluxus Performance Workbook


LECTURES AND DISCUSSION

CREATIVE COLLABORATION PLUS OR MINUS? (PANEL DISCUSSION WITH CHOREOGRAPHERS AKRAM KHAN AND SIOBHAN DAVIES, THEATRE DIRECTOR SIMON MCBURNEY, FILMMAKER SALLY POTTER AND COMPOSER JOCELYN POOK).

ROTOR TALK (SIOBHAN DAVIES ON COLLABORATION)

ON MAKING A "SCRIPT-LESS" FILM (MIKE LEIGH)


PUBLICATIONS

BOMB MAGAZINE- ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION

BELLYFLOP MAGAZINE

TDR: THE DRAMA REVIEW

SCENE (JOURNAL DEVOTED TO DESIGN CONTEXT FOR LIVE AND PERFROMING ARTS)


INTERVIEWS

AND TEN TIMES MORE (INTERVIEW WITH ZOE KNIGHTS)

ALL THE WORLD LIKES TO DANCE TO A BEAT (EXAMPLES OF WORK AND INTERVIEWS WITH JONATHAN BURROWS, METTE EDWARDSEN AND ALMA SODERBERG.)

THE CHOREOGRAPHIC MIND (INTERVIEW WITH SUSAN RETHORST)

THE CHOREOGRAPHIC MIND –BARCELONA UM INTERVIEW (WITH SUSAN RETHORST)

THE SHIFTING CONDITION OF ART DISCOURSE (AN INTERVIEW WITH JAMES ELKINS)

KANEZA: KATE VALK (INTERVIEW WITH KATE VALK OF THE WOOSTER GROUP )


forms: Dance

A Choreographers Handbook (By Jonathan Burrows, 2010)

The Intimate Act of Choreography (By Lynne Anne Blom and Tarin Chaplin, 1989)

The Routledge Dance Studies Reader (Edited by Alexandra Carter, 1998)

DANCE: Documents Of Contemporary Art (Edited by Andre Lepecki, 2012)

Planes of Composition: Dance, Theory, and the Global (Edited by Andre Lepecki, 2010)

En Atendant & Cesena- A Choreographer’s Score (by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Bojana Cvejic, 2013)

What A body can Do (By Ben Spatz, 2015)


forms: Film

Who is the author of a film (by rudolf arnheim, 1958)

Mike Leigh: Interviews (edited by Howie Movshovitz, 1999)

The Eisenstein Reader (by Sergie Eisenstein, 1998)

Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen (by Michel Chion, 1994)

Moving Image: Documents of Contemporary Art (edited by Omar Kholeif, 2015)


forms: Music

Ashgate research companion to experimental music (edited by James Saunders, 2009)

HOW MUSIC WORKS (BY DAVID BYRNE, 2012) 

sound: documents of contemporary art (edited by caleb kelly, 2011)

In The Blink Of An Ear: A non-Cochlear Sonic Art (By Seth Kim-Cohen, 2009)

A Practical Guide to Music Composition (by Alan Belkin, 2008)


forms: Theatre

Devising Performance: A Critical History (By Deirdre Heddon and Jane Milling, 2005)

Postdramatic Theatre (By Hans-Thies Lehmann, 2006)

Looking into the abyss: Essays on Scenography (by arnold aronson, 2005)

The Art of Light on stage: Lighting in Contemporary Theatre (By Yaron Abulafia, 2016)

The dramatic imagination: reflections and Speculations on the Art of the Theatre (by Robert Edmond Jones, 1941)



COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

ENDLESS COMPOSITION (JOZEF FRUCEK - ROOTLESSROOT)