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2017/2018 All-School Project: The Edge Effect: Home

What is the Edge Effect?

New environments, cultures, technologies, and other art forms have stimulated composers for centuries. According to Yo-Yo Ma, “The ‘edge effect’ is where those of varied backgrounds come together in a zone of transition; a region of less structure, more diversity and more possibility.” This site presents examples of these possibilities you can find in Curtis Library.

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More on the Edge Effect

Yo-Yo Ma on the Edge Effect

This is Yo-Yo Ma presenting the 2013 Nancy Hanks lecture for Americans for the Arts. You can hear about his concept of the edge effect starting at around 29:30.