Saturday, August 27, 2011

JOHN CAGE 99 !!!

September 10, 2011

The Arts Center of the Capital Region is pleased to partner with Albany Sonic Arts Collective to present a celebration of John Cage, one of the most influential American composers.

John Cage, one of the most influential American composers, was a man so ahead of his time, that it is only appropriate to celebrate his centennial on his 99th Birthday. The occasion will be celebrated with 99 consecutive performances of his classic work for silent musicians, 4’33”, played by members of the community throughout the day on Saturday, September 10th. In addition, artists will perform John Cage’s music and writings at an 8PM concert.

We need your help to play all 99 performances of 4′33″! If you would like to participate, please email to reserve a time slot. Participants are welcome to bring their own instruments or use The Art Center’s piano.

The free ongoing performance of 4’33” will begin at 9AM in The Arts Center lobby and continue until approximately 6PM. The concert, which begins at 8PM, cost $10 for members of The Arts Center and Albany Sonic Arts Collective, and $12 for general admission.

Participating artists:

Michael Century
Justin Friello
David Gibson
Holland Hopson
Julie Kabbat
Thomas Lail
Location Ensemble plus special guests
Melissa St. Pierre

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