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John Cage

After 9 Evenings: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

After 9 Evenings: John Cage’s "Variations VII” Realized by Ed Bear

Sat 01 Oct, 2016, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Ed Bear performs a newly-commissioned interpretation of John Cage’s infamous "Variations VII.” First performed at “9 Evenings” (1966), the stochastic piece included only technologically-produced or electrically-amplified sound from a variety of sources, transmitted or picked up live in the performance space.

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"Williams Mix Extended" Score illustration by Valerio Tricoli

Werner Dafeldecker & Valerio Tricoli: Williams Mix Extended

Thu 23 Oct, 2014, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Solo sets by both artists accompany a new interpretation of John Cage's "Williams Mix" (1952) by Werner Dafeldecker and Valerio Tricoli, approaching the score from a contemporary perspective. In the context of digital audio and live instrumental performance, the work draws on a library of over 2000 pre-recorded sounds.

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Interview: John Cage & Lejarlen Hiller's "HPSCHD"

HPSCHD, John Cage and Lejaren HIller’s legendary Gesamtkunstwerk is a mass media orgy, considered by many as the wildest, largest, and loudest musical composition of the 20th century. In this conversation, Clocktower Radio's David Weinstein hosts three participants in ISSUE's 2013 restaging in New York: Nick Hallett, Bradley Eros, and Joel Chadabe, along with Cage specialist/composer Ron Kuivila.

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by Gary Viskupic, 1969

John Cage & Lejaren Hiller, HPSCHD

Fri 03 May, 2013, 5pm,
Eyebeam: 540 W 21st St., NYC 10011

HPSCHD, John Cage’s legendary Gesamtkunstwerk is a mass media orgy, considered by many the wildest, largest, and loudest musical composition of the 20th century. Its very nature is inextricable from the tumult of the year it premiered, 1969. With Joel Chadabe, keyboardist Neely Bruce and video directed by Braley Eros.

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On Silence: Hommage to John Cage

Fri 02 Mar, 2012, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

“On Silence,” marks the centennial of John Cage’s birth. The program consists of 13 new compositions, each 4’33” long, referencing Cage’s infamous 1952 opus of the same name in which a pianist sits at the instrument for the assigned duration occasionally turning score pages and performing nothing.

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Darmstadt Institute 2012

Darmstadt Institute 2012

Ongoing Series

The fourth annual Darmstadt “Classics of the Avant Garde” Institue celebrates all of June as the ersatz new music history month in New York and draws on a wide variety of experimental approaches from the canon and current practice.

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John Cage by by Rhoda Nathans

Darmstadt Institute 2012

John Cage Centennial Concert

Sat 09 Jun, 2012, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Darmstadt and ISSUE Project Room celebrate the John Cage centenary year with this program of works for string ensemble and chorus. The evening's program includes Twenty Three, String Quartet in Four Parts, and Hymns and Variations.

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Darmstadt Essential Repertoire 2010

S.E.M. Ensemble plays Cage, Wolff and Kotik

Fri 03 Dec, 2010, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

The S.E.M. Ensemble demonstrates Stockhausen's role and influence in music of the late 50s and 60s, via the performance of three works from the early periods of John Cage, Christian Wolff and Petr Kotik.

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