Marshall Crenshaw Performs John Cage, 4’33”, Talk by Mark Epstein

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Event Details

John Cage, 433
Performed by Marshall Crenshaw
Presentation by Mark Epstein
Hosted by Norm Magnusson at WAAM
Monday, August 29 | 6:00pm

Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the world premiere of Cage, 433

On August 29, 1952, in a concert produced by WAAM to support its “Artist’s Fund,” the pianist David Tudor performed the world premier of John Cage’s 4’33”, a piece in 3 movements during which the musician or musicians do NOT play. The piece took the world by storm and is considered to be a masterpiece of minimalist art, Buddhist expression and ego-less creation. WAAM has been commemorating the world premier of this piece, on August 29, for the last 11 years.

This year’s event is hosted by Norm Magnusson and will be performed by eminent singer, songwriter and guitarist Marshall Crenshaw. Crenshaw is best known for his 1982 US Top 40 hit, “Someday, Someway,” as well as songs “Cynical Girl” and “Whenever You’re on My Mind.” Crenshaw played the role of Buddy Holly in the 1987 film, La Bamba after a 1986 appearance in Francis Ford Coppola’s film Peggy Sue Got Married. Throughout the course of his career, Crenshaw has released numerous studio albums and performs in many concerts each year.

Following the performance, American author and psychotherapist Mark Epstein will discuss Cage and Buddhism and 4’33” from a psychological perspective.

This event will be held at Woodstock Artists Association & Museum. Free Admission.

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(Monday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Woodstock Artists Association & Museum 28 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498

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