Artist

Higgins, Dick

Artist's book (49 Schede)

 

Code FX0388   Artist's book

Stacked Deck

1958

"An opera made by Richard Maxfield. Book by Dick Higgins"
Self ephemeral publication
Cyclostyled sheets, pp. 15, 28 x 21.5 cm.
Signed

Part of the "Ring Binder. Dick Higgins-Ephemera", No. FX0189


"John Cage's composition class, which i had attended, adjourned at the end of July. In the class, besides others, I met the composer Richard Maxfield and been impressed by him. We agreed to do an electronic work together. So during August I visited my grandmother on the New Hampshire coast; there I wrote the "libretto" or formula for "Stacked Deck"-chance only within certain parameters is what is referred to in the title-which delighted Maxfield..." (D.H.)

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