Cage Festival Day Photo by Christopher Dobey/John Cage Centennial Festival Washington, DC © 2012

Cellist Nancy Snider and Festival co-organizer Roger Reynolds consider the 20-yard by 72-inch sheet of rag paper on which they are laying out a design for their version of "STEPS": A Composition for a Painting to be Performed by Individuals and Groups (2nd notation, 2006). In the foreground, one can see an earlier version just completed by Emma Desjardins and Jamie Scott.