AUGUST 29

Filed in Events - Past, Past Concerts and Performances by on August 29, 2016

64TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE OF JOHN CAGE’S 4’33”
by Tracy Bonham
Monday, August 29th, 6PM
FREE

John Cage and David Tudor WAA postcard 400ppiJohn Cage’s 4’33” was first performed publicly at the Maverick Concert Hall as part of a concert produced by the WAAM on August 29, 1952. For the 6th consecutive year, we will present a performance of this truly revolutionary and still controversial composition in our Towbin Wing on the anniversary of the original performance.

This year 4’33” will be preformed by classically trained violinist, pianist, self-taught guitarist and multiple Grammy award nominee, Tracy Bonham. Acclaimed art critic, columnist, editor and John Cage scholar Kay Larson will introduce the piece and host a Q&A following the performance.

Kay Larson was the art critic for New York Magazine for 14 years, and has been a frequent contributor to The New York TimesClick here to read a recent article she wrote on Cage and Buddhism for the Huffington Post. Larson is the author of Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists. Kay is currently working on her second biography of Cage.

To see a video-taped interview with John Cage briefly discussing his views about music click here.


Video of 4’33” with a short introduction, being performed in England.

Read more about this year’s anniversary performance of John Cage’s 4’33” in Norm Magnusson’s alphabetical PRESS RELEASE