DMH Spotlight - Charlotte Moorman at MOMA 1977; Bob Watts and Avant Garde, photographed by Diana Mara Henry Back

Madeline Charlotte Moorman Garside (November 18, 1933 –November 8, 1991) was an American cellist, performance artist, and advocate for avant-garde music.[1] Referred to as the "Jeanne d'Arc of new music," she was the founder of the Annual Avant Garde Festival of New York. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Organized by the cellist and performance artist Charlotte Moorman, the Annual Avant Garde Festivals of New York began in 1963 as open forums for the experimental music scene that was emerging out of Fluxus. One of the Fluxus founders was Bob Watts, seen here behind John Wilkes, during a visit to Watts Farm and swimming at the quarry.

 

Diana Mara Henry photographed these Avant-Garde festivals:

 

More of Bob Watts at his farm:

 

 

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