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New SF/Arts Express app released for iOS/Android

The mobile apps for SF/Arts.org have been completely rewritten and are now available. With current listings of more than 1,000 San Francisco and Bay Area arts events, the new SF/Arts Express app for iOS and Android puts all the information from our web site into a convenient, easy to use app. You can — Search for events in almost any conceivable way Find a venue on the map Find the direct link for tickets Explore event highlights as selected by our curators Find those events that are close to your current location Bookmark events for

John Cage 4’33” App Released

In cooperation with the John Cage Trust and publisher C.F. Peters, we have released an app version of Cage's iconic 4'33". From a review by Andy Cush: An app based on a piece of music that doesn’t have any notes in it. It sounds like a gimmick, or a poorly placed joke about the absurdity of modern art. Get it? The app doesn’t do anything, just like the piece! On the contrary, 4′ 33″ – John Cage, released in the iOS App Store Friday, is as fitting an homage to the iconoclastic composer as I’ve seen. 4’33″ is often mischaracterized as a silent work, but it is as much about the small incidental sounds that happen during the performance as it is about the lack of sounds coming from the stage. The app recognizes this, and asks you to record and share the sounds of your immediate surroundings  – a personal 4’33 performance. Because, as Cage writes “wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise,” no two recordings can ever be the same. The app uploads

New York Times writes about Merce:65 Years App

The creation of the Merce Cunningham:65 Years was a multi-year endeavour featuring many key players. At the time of its release last August, the New York Times generously recounted the story at some length. You can read it

ArtForum Names Merce:65 Years as one of year’s best

ArtForum contributor Lynne Cook raves about the triumph of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company's final performance at New York's Armory on New Year's 2011, but goes on to write: Though irreparable, the loss of the troupe is partially offset by the unexpectedly rich and inventive ways in which the legendary choreographer’s legacy is being nurtured—not least by the Merce Cunningham Trust, which is supporting the restoration and revival of neglected works in his repertory. A groundbreaking iPad app released this year has also made accessible a wealth of hitherto unavailable archival photographs and videos, rounding out the material in the 2005 book Merce Cunningham: Fifty Years by the company’s veteran archivist, David Vaughan. The full story is here Also in ArtForum, David Valasco, writing about the incomparable film of the last Cunningham performances and released by Artpix, goes on to write: It all makes a perfect companion to Aperture’s iPad-only release from this summer,