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John Cage

John Cage

John Cage

John Cage

John Cage

John Cage

John Cage

John Cage

John Cage

John Cage

John Cage

John Cage

John Cage

John Cage

John Cage

John Cage

John Cage

John Cage

John Cage

John Cage

fromOctober 03 toDecember 28, 2008 - EACC

EXHIBITIONS

John Cage Imaginary Landscapes, Concerts & Musicircus

Project curated by Joan Cerveró
John Cage was an unclassifiable musician and, beyond all doubt, one of the most influential figures in contemporary music and musical theory since Arnold Schoenberg. His unique way of understanding music and his singular personality made his irruption into the world of music a great event for some and a provocation for others.

In the exhibition project John Cage. Imaginary Landscapes, Concerts & Musicircus, organised by the EACC, the curator Joan Cerveró wanted to present this creator as a living figure, and for the exhibition to enable a total immersion in the artist’s way of thinking through his music.

The foundational idea of this exhibition is to pay a historical debt with one of the most important artists and musicians of our time, while at the same time disseminating and promoting his core body of work. To this end, the art centre is transformed into a concert hall, a stage and a meeting place for a plethora of events where the connection with John Cage is made not just as mere spectators but as active participants.

One of the main ideas of the project is to “stage” various scenarios, like his ‘Imaginary Landscapes’, where Cage’s works are performed. These spaces are designed specifically for the EACC as several little installations that transform the exhibition hall into one huge sound installation.

The exhibition area houses the elements providing the audience with a space to see, to listen and sometimes even to interact with the musical pieces by Cage. For this purpose, spaces are prepared to stage from the Living Room Music to the installation of his work 33½, in which the public can intervene in the playing of the piece through the choice and manipulation of the sound sources. A re-enactment of the Ryoanji Garden and of the anechoic chamber, an echoless space where it is possible to experience the “sensation of silence”. All this will help explain some of Cage’s experiments with sound.

Over the various months the exhibition-concert remains open, around 100 works by John Cage will be performed, making it the most significant Cage event ever held in Spain. The repertoire ranges from his earliest ideas to his last composition.

Likewise, a season of activities has been programmed to explore the thinking of the composer. These embrace roundtables, conferences, courses, workshops, film cycles, operas and other events related with John Cage’s work and thinking, featuring experts from here in Spain and worldwide.

 

CONCERTS AND OTHERS ACTIVITIES

CONCERTS

Friday October 3rd| 8 pm | Opening
Grup Instrumental de València

Saturday October 4th| 12 am to 9 pm | Musicircus
Grup Instrumental de València and others

Saturday October 11st | 8 pm | Sonatas & Interludes
Carlos Apellániz (preparated piano)

Friday November 7th| 8 pm | Seven
Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin (Berlin, Germany)

Sunday November 9th | 12 am | Assaig General per a una Castellòpera. Homenatge a John Cage
By Llorenç Barber Workshop’s students

Saturday November 15th | 6 pm | Music for Four
Arditti String Quartet (London, England)

Saturday November 22nd | 8 pm | Through the Silence
Margaret Leng Tan (New York, EEUU / Singapur). Piano, Prepared Piano and "Toy Piano"

Saturday November 29th| 8 pm | Concerto and Choreographies
Jean Pierre Dupuy (Piano)
Lorena Calandín (Performer)

Saturday December 13rd| 8 pm | Constructions
Percussion Group The Hague (The Hague, Holland)

The day and the hour of the following concert will be stated after the I Ching had being consulted
Mewantemoosicday / Satie day
For loudspeakers, pianos, orchestra, tape recorders and audience

OPERA
October 25th| 8 pm | Europeras 3 & 4
Grup Instrumental de València

Friday October 31st | 8 pm | Europera 5
Grup Instrumental de València

Saturday 20th and Sunday December 21st| 8:00 pm | Teatre Principal Castelló |
Europera 1 & 2
Grup Instrumental de València

DANCE
Saturday November 29th| 8 pm | Concerto and Choreographies
Jean Pierre Dupuy (Piano)
Lorena Calandín (Performer)

Saturday December 6th| 8 pm | Concerto and Choreographies
Producción de Danza Contemporánea del Centro de las Artes Escénicas de Sevilla

WORKSHOP
Friday 7th and Saturday November 8th| 5 pm to 8 pm | Composition workshop with Llorenç Barber
"Assaig General per a una Castellópera. Homenatge a John Cage"
For musicians and everybody

MEETINGS | READINGS | CONFERENCES | IN CONVERSATION
Saturday October 4th| 6:40 pm | Meeting
John Cage
Laura Kuhn, Carmen Pardo, Richard Kostelanetz and José Iges (moderator)

Friday October 17th | 8 pm | Reading-Concert
Sixty-two Mesostics re Merce Cunningham
Bartolomé Ferrando and Eduard Escoffet

Saturday October 25th | 6 pm | In conversation
Cage, Zen, Zaj, I
David Pérez and Juan Hidalgo

Saturday November 15th| 6 pm | In conversation
Cage: coming and going
Nuria Enguita Mayo and Isidoro Valcárcel Medina

Saturday November 22nd| 6 pm | Meeting
Cage and Spain. Ten dated links (places,people) and one opened epilogue.
Vicente Carretón Cano

Saturday November 29th| 6:30 pm | Meeting
Sonorous Landscapes / Imaginary Landscapes
José Jiménez, Javier Maderuelo, Martina Botella, Gema Hoyas

Saturday December 13th| 6:30 pm | Meeting
John Cage: I have nothing to say and I am saying it
Miguel Molina, Esther Ferrer, Stefano Russomanno, Fernando Castro Flórez

AUDITIONS AND PEDAGOGIC CONCERTS
Wednesday October 15th| 11 am | Branches
Antiphon Ensemble Project

Wednesday October 22nd| 11 am | Europeras 3 & 4
Grup Instrumental de València

Wednesday October 29th| 11 am | Credo in Us
Antiphon Ensemble Project

Thursday October 30th| 11 am | Europera 5
Grup Instrumental de València

Wednesday November 5th | 11 am | String Quartet
Antiphon Ensemble Project

Wednesday November 12th| 11 am | 4'33"
Antiphon Ensemble Project

Wednesday November 19th| 11 am | One
Antiphon Ensemble Project

Wednesday November 26th | 11 am | Party Pieces
Antiphon Ensemble Project

Wednesday December 3rd| 11 am | Imaginary Landscapes
Antiphon Ensemble Project

Wednesday December 10th| 11 am | Living Room Music
Antiphon Ensemble Project


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