Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Free John Cage Centennial Celebration at Pax near Downtown Miami - Friday, September 7, 2012

John Cage Centennial Celebration Miami


On Silence:

Hommage to Cage

Friday, September 7, 2012 starting at 8PM.
Location: PAX; 337 Southwest 8th Street Miami, FL 33130
 (directly under the 95 overpass on your left)
Friday event presents the program On Silence: Hommage to Cage at PAX located downtown Miami.
The project (conceived and performed by Juraj Kojs) consists of 13 new commissioned compositions, each 4 minutes and 33 seconds long.
The duration references Cage’s infamous 1952 opus with the title 4'33", which was premiered by David Tudor sitting at the instrument for the assigned time, occasionally turning score pages and performing nothing.
Thirteen young and up-and-coming composers from the US, Europe, South America and Japan (Christopher Cerrone, Natacha Diels, Kasia Glowicka, Andrew Greenwald, Adrian Knight, Juraj Kojs, Jessie Marino, Paula Matthusen, Chikashi Miyama, Spencer Topel, Chester Udell, Jorge Variego and Henry Vega) were invited to reflect on what John Cage means in their creative life. They were asked to compose a work with duration of 4 minutes and 33 seconds, drawing sources from grand piano, software and hardware technologies, everyday objects and musical toys.
Guest performers: Dan Dickinson, Liza Seigido and Matthew Taylor.