Many composers, like writers and visual artists, “think” on paper capturing inspiration in unexpected places and whenever a muse may strike. New masterpieces have often found humble beginnings on scratch pads, sticky notes, the backs of envelopes and most notoriously on paper napkins.
CAP UCLA was curious to know what was on the minds of composers living in America at this moment in our history and invited 100 of them to share their visual thinking with us for a project we are calling
Notes on Napkins: 2020. Each composer will receive a toolkit of napkins and pens, and a micro-commission to begin transcribing the rhythms of this extraordinary time. Once assembled, CAP UCLA will exhibit each of the notes in a digital gallery.
Participating composers include:
Zosha di Castri
Alexandra du Bois
Jonathan Bailey Holland
Brian Raphael Nabors
Amy X Neuburg
Salami Rose Joe Louis
Daniel Bernard Roumain