John Cage, 4’33”

sun29aug6:00 pmsun8:00 pmJohn Cage, 4’33”6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Details

John Cage, 433
Performed by Peter Dougan and Andrew Farnsworth
Hosted by Norm Magnusson
Sunday, August 29 | 6:00pm

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 10 years, featuring locally and internationally renowned musicians. This year, host Norm Magnusson will be joined by Peter Dougan and Andrew Farnsworth performing the Cage piece and, later in the program, a few pieces from their 25 years of creative collaboration. Cage scholar and biographer Kay Larson will once again speak on Cage, 4’33”, Buddhism and creative expression.

Weather permitting, this event will be held outside in WAAM’s backyard, so please bring your own seating. In the event of inclement weather this event will move inside and attendance will be limited to 25.

This event is free.


(Sunday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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

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