Welcome to Beyond the Notes: unique online multimedia experiences exploring the visual and performing arts.
Bringing "program notes" into the 21st century, Beyond the Notes delves beyond the surface of works of art with the belief that educational materials can be artistic, just as art works can be incredible resources for learning and exploring ideas.
Projects created for Beyond the Notes aim to:
Discover the works of visual artists Thomas Cole, Charles Burchfield, Michelangelo, Hiroshige, Medieval triptychs, and Georgia O'Keeffe through this program of chamber music composed by Nell Shaw Cohen. Each piece on the program has a separate section exploring the artwork, the music, and illuminating the connections between them. The site contains 24 pages, 47 audio clips, 33 videos, and 29 images.
David Weininger, The Boston Globe (read full article)
This web-native or "connected" documentary explores the work of early 20th century American composer Charles Ives through the eyes of John Heiss: a composer, musician, scholar, conductor, and professor based on Boston, MA.
A multimedia installation for the web. Explore the atmospheric coastal landscape of the Marin Headlands of the San Francisco Bay Area through music and video.
Beyond the Notes' repository for a variety of arts appreciation materials. Explore arts and culture topics ranging from Medieval music to Modern Dance through beginner-friendly videos, essays, performance and exhibit reviews, and subject guides.
All stand-alone videos produced by Beyond the Notes are being posted to YouTube. Visit Nell's channel for an overview.
Copyright © 2013 Nell Shaw Cohen.