Artists' Group Meeting, July 2002
The Artists' Group met on Saturday, July 13, 2002
at the home of Katherine Setar and Brad Fischer. In attendance were
Tom Bickley, Anne Brodzky, Brad Fischer, Marianne
McDonald, Una Nakamura, Katherine Setar, Toyoji Tomita, Tony Williams,
and Joe Zitt.
The meeting consisted of pot luck snacks, discussions regarding the
outcome of the 2002 Pauline Oliveros retrospective, and future
directions of the Artists' Group. What follows are some specific topics
of the meeting.
- Anne Brodzky and Tony Williams presented a fairly extensive report
describing the difficulties and successes of the 2002 Pauline Oliveros
retrospective concerts on May 31, June 1, and June 2. A few of the more
salient points are as follows:
- Obtaining grants and other funding for the retrospective concerts
was particularly difficult to the post-9/11 dearth of funding and the
relatively late start in beginning the retrospective planning.
- The largesse of certain key contributors was also noted.
- The preliminary Income and Expense statement was provided to all
attendees. The final Income and Expense statement will be made available
when all accounts are settled.
- Special thanks were extended to Una, Tom, Brad, and John Setar.
Also, special "thank you" packets were distributed to key personnel at
- Audio recordings were made during the concerts, although they may
not be of commercial quality. Also, programs and posters may be made
available for purchase through the Deep Listening catalog or possibly
through Meridian Gallery.
- Katherine Setar suggested that the Artists' Group consider its next
large performance project. She suggested that POFBA might attempt a
production of a single worker requiring the talents of many people, such
as Oliveros's Rose Moon or some other large-scale work. Rose Moon would
require approximately 40 participants and a grant(s) for the many props
required to the production. She is examining her collection of scores
and will give her report on this subject when she has something
intelligent to say.
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