When Festival is 10, Is It Avant-Garde?

Michael Kaufman

Dec 10, 1972

When Festival is 10, Is It Avant-Garde?


Michael Kaufman, "When Festival is 10, Is It Avant-Garde?"
New York Times (December 10, 1973)

In this article, Michael Kaufman gives a biographical introduction to Charlotte Moorman, from her beginnings as a classical cello student at Juilliard to her discovery of the music and art avant-garde via John Cage. Kaufman describes works in the 10th Festival at Grand Central Station, including those by Yoko Ono and Fred Stern, and speaks with John Cage, Shirley Clarke and her Videospace Troupe, and Antoni Miralda, who distributes "edible art." The writer praises Moorman's resourcefulness in arranging the entire Festival on a $13,000 grant.