Thursday, 24 November 2016

John Cage

Merce Cunningham and John Cage.  Jack Mitchell/Getty Images
Merce Cunningham and John Cage.
Jack Mitchell/Getty Images
Ordovas Gallery at 25 Savile Row, London is currently presenting the exhibition Artists and Lovers which looks at the interrelationships between John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Cy Twombly, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg. The exhibition runs until 16 December 2016, and on 25 November 2016, MusicArt London is presenting performances of early piano works by Cage along with a specially commissioned poem from Ed Baker. Pianist Annie Yim will be giving performances which will be repeated every half hour between 12pm and 2pm.

The performance is intended to showcase the lesser known side of Cage's art and life – the dreamy poet and tender lover both in verse and at the piano, as revealed in his early personal letters and in the pieces In a Landscape and Dream. The new poem in response to 4’33” is inspired by reminiscences of poet Ed Baker’s first meeting with Cage at the composer’s 60th birthday party in Washington DC.

Further information from the MusicArt website.

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