Archivi tag: John Cage

homage to john cage and, by extention, to the artist / giulia niccolai. s.d.


s.d., cm.29 x 21

(Collezione Garrera)


the rise of experimental music in the 60s

in the name of the holocaust / john cage. 1942



theartview – duet with artist at 21er haus


At the centre of the 21er Haus exhibition Duet with Artist – Participation as Artistic Principle lie the audience and its role in the creation of a work of art. Historical and contemporary positions show how artists activate others and call them to action. To think of art as an essential part of life in which “everyone” can participate is not only fundamental to the understanding of art of the 20th and 21st centuries but is one of the fundamental democratic values ​​of our society. The exhibition addresses the active participation of visitors and encourages a critical and creative attitude. In some situations, the viewers perform an artistic act or become an art object themselves. Thus, evoked ideas can become the work of art, as can the execution of instructions or the collaboration with others. The exhibition expands upon the institution of the museum by calling for social action and creating space for encounters. A cooperation between the 21er Haus and the Morsbroich Museum in Leverkusen, Germany. Curated by Axel Köhne. Sep 27th, 2017 to Feb 04th, 2018.

With works by Vito Acconci, Robert Barry, Joseph Beuys, stanley brouwn, Angela Bulloch, John Cage, Claus Föttinger, Rodney Graham, Hans Haacke, Christine Hill, David Horvitz, Pierre Huyghe, Yves Klein, Tomas Kleiner, Krüger & Pardeller, Mischa Kuball, Dieter Meier, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, OPAVIVARÁ!, David Shrigley, Gabriel Sierra, Juergen Staack, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Wolf Vostell, Franz West and Erwin Wurm.

jennifer scappettone interviewed




john cage: silence


John Cage’s Silence: Lectures and Writings (1961) [PDF]:


keith buchholz: imaginary city for john cage

Rome, April 13 : John Cage Day at John Cabot University

John Cage Day at John Cabot University
Rome, Via della Lungara, 233

April 13, 2012

Department of History and Humanities
JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY- 40th Anniversary Events

John Cabot University joins in worldwide celebrations of the John Cage Centenary

As one of the leading figures of the postwar avant garde, John Cage has had a greater impact on music in the 20th century than any other American composer. He was a pioneer in innovative techniques in alternative piano sound production, and explored aspects of silence through studies in Zen, Indian and Buddhist philosophies that led to the composition of his most famous work 4’33”. This composition can be played by any number of musicians on any instrument, where four minutes and thirty-three seconds of silence constitute the essence of the piece. John Cage was also influenced by the ancient Chinese oracle text I Ching where images are selected at random by means of tossing yarrow sticks or coins. Randomness became for Cage a compositional technique where the performance of the musical composition was entirely subject to the laws of chance.

John Cabot University has the honor of welcoming the German violoncellist Ulrike Brand<>, a collaborator of John Cage, who commissioned the work One12 for the Quaderni Perugini di Musica Contemporanea in 1992. Ulrike will present an introduction to John Cage followed by a concert for solo violoncello.

The main event of the John Cage Day will be an interactive workshop for students in the preparation and performance of John Cage’s Variations under the guidance of Ulrike Brand. The performance of this work involves complex spatial relationships between performers as specified by Cage’s instructions. Reading music or playing an instrument is not pre-requisites for the successful performance of this work.

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