Rare original artist' book - Music scores and instructions for performance ** Twenty-Six Mountains for Viewing the Sunset From (1981) is for a small ensemble, including three dancers. It is a different kind of notation, not using photographs but using an indication of what kinds of tex- tures and patterns are desired. The title comes from a trip I took late one night with a teenager from Vermont, who brought me to some of his favorite places to view the sunset from; it was magical evening, and I wanted to celebrate it in this twenty-six movement piece, each movement of which is characterized, somehow, by a fanciful descrip- tion of a mountain which might or might not be spoken aloud at the time of the performance. (Dick Higgins, "The Strategy of Each of My Books" from Horizons, 1984)
"This is a cycle of twenty-six one-minute pieces for dancers and chamber ensemble, notated in an easy-to-play graphic notation." D.H.