Cage: Beyond Silence / John Cage Composer Portrait (NYC)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Ticket Information

Tickets $20 general admission, $15 students/seniors (with ID) at door only. No advance sales or reservations

7:30 PM
Presented By
PRISM Quartet, Inc.
Event Type
New Music

Curated by Dustin Hurt, Director of Bowerbird

The PRISM Quartet and the Curtis Institute of Music’s 20/21 Ensemble join forces for a program of late-career music by the iconic John Cage on the centennial of his birth. The program is also presented on January 20th in Philadelphia as part of “Cage: Beyond Silence,” a major festival produced by Bowerbird in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Dustin Hurt, Bowerbird’s Director and the curator of “Cage: Beyond Silence,” writes, “In 2012, the year

of the Cage Centenary, and now twenty years after his death, we are still grasping to understand the enormity of Cage’s contributions. His infamous ‘silent piece’, 4'33", composed at the near start of his career, still dominates discussion, at times overshadowing the subsequent forty years of artistic output. But Cage’s tireless artistic exploration and innovation—which also grew to include visual arts and writing—produced one of history’s most unique and nuanced musical voices. We invite you to engage with Cage’s work, welcoming its complexity, unpredictability, and unexpected beauty.”

Ensemble Name
PRISM Quartet and the Curtis Institute of Music’s 20/21 Ensemble
John Cage

Freeman Etudes #4, #8, and #16 for solo violin (1977-80)
Sonata for Two Voices (1933)
Music for Nine (1984-87)
Four5 for saxophone quartet (1991)
Thirteen (1992)

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