Notations 21 is a compelling compendium of how some of the world's most gifted musical minds experience and communicate their experience through art. Notations 21, which was curated by Theresa Sauer and Mark Batty Publishers, is an extensive and sprawling volume spanning 320 pages and bringing together the art of 165 musicians and composers.
The art offers several excellent entry points into the musical mind, even for those without a rudimentary understanding of musical notations. Each of the pieces in Notations 21 expresses its own individual and unique complexities.
Theresa Sauer, in her introduction to the anthology of images, states that she hopes the book can serve as a catalyst for contemporary musical discovery. Notations 21 is sure to inspire creativity, both within and beyond the musical world.