I’m excited to be part of tonight’s historical performance “Open Cage: New York”, taking place at EYEBEAM Art + Technology Center tonight from 7:30-9:10pm precise. Come join members of the art, poetry and music communities to celebrate Cage’s 100th anniversary if you’re in New York and a Cage enthusiastic!
OPEN CAGE: NEW YORK – A one hundred minute performative work honoring John Cage in 2012.
Sunday, the 17th of June, 7:30pm at EYEBEAM Art + Technology Center, 540 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10011.
OPEN CAGE: NEW YORK: Japanese-born visual artist Morgan O’Hara, who personally knew John Cage, leads members of the New York art, poetry and music communities, Cage enthusiasts, musicians of the Chelsea Music Festival, and interested audience members in this 100 minute performative work will involve recorded music and music performed live, texts from Cage’s writings, stories written by Cage collected in his books, objects and instruments for which he composed music, a complete chronology of his works read aloud by a musicologist, moving images of Cage himself talking about his work and life, texts describing his methodology with chance operations, and his studies of Zen Buddhism. Interested members of the audience will be invited to participate in the piece. Simultaneous activities will take place in and around an installation of 100 cages with their doors open in an omni-genre tribute to John Cage and his 100 years of influence on the entire world of music and art.
A catered reception by esteemed chef, Lance Nitahara– winner of ‘Chopped’—entitled ‘…” will follow the performance.
(Regular ticket price is $25.)
For more information about specific acts in this event, click HERE.