1. Postcard from Heaven für 20 Harfen


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    Am 1. September wurde in Stuttgart in der Gaisburger Kirche die Komposition "Postcard from Heaven" von John Cage uraufgeführt vom Harfenensemble "Sursum Chordas". Die HarfenspielerInnen treten in wechselnden Besetzungen immer wieder auf, ein Großteil von ihnen war oder ist SchülerInn bei Lucia Cericola. Sie wurde in Mailand geboren, lebt und arbeitet heute in Stuttgart. Neben den "Postcards" wurde noch "In a Landscape für sechs Harfen (bearbeitet von L. Cericola) und "Variation II for any Instrument or Instruments" aufgeführt, ebenfalls von John Cage, dessen Geburtstag sich 2012 zum 100. jährt (1912 - 1992). Das Konzert fand statt im Rahmen des Musikfest Stuttgart, welches von der Internationalen Bachakademie Stuttgart unter Leitung von Helmuth Rilling organisiert wurde. Für Musikfreunde war dies eine wohl einmalige Gelegenheit, "Postcard from Heaven" in Originalbesetzung erleben zu dürfen, als "Jubiläumsstück" für einen der größten Komponisten des 20. Jhd., John Cage. Ihm würde es gefallen haben, "auf Wolke 7" im Musikerhimmel von 20 "Engelsharfen" ein "Geburtstagsständchen" bekommen zu haben.

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    • Bartolomé Ferrando y Eduard Escoffet: Sixty-Two Mesostics Re Merce Cunningham (John Cage)


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      Bartolomé Ferrando y Eduard Escoffet durante el segundo concierto del X Ciclo de Música Contemporánea del Centro José Guerrero interpretando Sixty-Two Mesostics Re Merce Cunningham, de John Cage.

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      • Live At The V. Sessions - Bl!ndman - Bach, Cage, Reich, Sleichim


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        Session filmed, broadcast and recorded live in a studio without any audience. It took place in Brussels on June 15, 2009. 00'00 // Cage - Five 04'51 // Bach - Choralpartita BWV 770 23'15 // Sleichim - Storm At Low Tide 35'20 // Bach - Choralpartiten BWV 768 52'30 // Reich - New York Counterpoint - - - The Blind Man is the name of the Revue Marcel Duchamp published in New York in 1917, to spread the ideas of the artistic group known as « Les Indépendants ». Bl!ndman celebrates in music the subversive attitude of these artists: repertoires (mostly classical and contemporary) get mixed up, and music opens to other disciplines (dance, cinema, drama, video...). The four saxophonists collaborate with such artists as Jan Fabre, Phil Minton or Terry Riley, while concurrently working on classical music; their fellow countryman Philippe Herreweghe invited them to take part in a Bach program for a carte blanche session (Paris, Cité de la Musique, 2003). The Bl!ndman ensemble started out as a saxophone quartet led by Eric Sleichim. In 2005 they become a collective that sponsors and gives shape to three more quartets (Bl!ndman [strings] [vox] and [drums]), thus creating an elastic formation and opening up their repertoire even further. - - - Bach's Choralpartiten, based on Lutherian chorals' melodies, were written for the organ. The surprising choice of a saxophone quartet to interpret these works turns out to be an excellent idea. The saxophone's sound proves unbelievably wide in its capabilities - one minute it evokes ancient organs, the next reed instruments such as the oboe. The quartet formation lets each of the various voices inside the musical dialogue come forth individually - hence offering an easier access to the composer's polyphonic constructions. In turn optimistic, pious or seductive, the saxophone's chanting accompanies the movements of the soul with the softness of brass. The first movement within each partita harmonizes the chosen choral, and the following movements are variations on the choral's theme, incorporating rhythmic, melodic and harmonic modifications. These exercises in counterpoint may be considered as abstract, profane music, as well as melodic transcriptions of a religious feeling expressed in the words of the choral. The program's other bright idea is to introduce Bach's obviously imperishable works inside the framework of the modern world, here embodied by Cage, Reich, Andriessen and Sleichim.

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        • Roulette TV: CHRISTIAN WOLFF


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          All-Star Quintet presents the music of Christian Wolff both old and new - including a premiere of new long form piece written specifically for this quintet. Christian Wolff was born in 1934 in Nice, France. He's lived mostly in the U.S. since 1941. He studied piano with Grete Sultan and composition, briefly, with John Cage. Though mostly self-taught as a composer, the work of John Cage, Morton Feldman, David Tudor and Earle Brown have been important to him, as well as long associations with Cornelius Cardew and Frederic Rzewski. A particular feature of his music is the various freedoms it allows performers at the time of performance as well as the variable results possible for any one particular piece, for which various new notations have been invented. Underlying notions in the work are shared freedom, self-determination and democratically-spirited collaboration. The music is published by C.F. Peters, New York and much of it is recorded, on many labels. A number of pieces, starting in 1953, have been used and commissioned by Merce Cunningham and his dance company. Wolff has been active as a performer and as improvisor - with Takehisa Kosugi, Steve Lacey, Christian Marclay, Keith Rowe, William Winant, the group AMM, Kui Dong and Larry Polansky. His writings on music (up to 1998) are collected in "Cues: Writings and Conversations", published by MusikTexte, Cologne. He has received awards and grants from the American Academy and National Institute of Arts and Letters, the Ford Foundation, DAAD Berlin, the Asian Cultural Council, the Fromm Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts (the John Cage Award for music) and the Mellon Foundation. He is a member of the Akademie der Kuenste in Berlin and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2004 he received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts. Academically trained as a classicist, Wolff was professor of classics and music at Dartmouth College from 1971 to 1999. All-Star quintet: Joey Baron, Robert Black, Larry Polansky, Robyn Schulkowsky, Christian Wolff Produced by Jim Staley Directed by Matt Mehlan

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          • Cage/Gould, a music circus


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            Curated by Michael Century with Holland Hopson, Produced by Michael Century. This concert was preceded by a lecture by philosopher and University of Paris professor Elie During, "Cage/Gould: Several Silences" http://www.hass.rpi.edu/pl/hass-video-archive/?objectID=232 The second half of the program concluded with Cage's Two (four) https://vimeo.com/111991582 Glenn Gould The Latecomers (1969) John Cage Inlets/Improvisation 2 (1977) Helen Bullard, Sam Clapp, Christian Foster, Ryan Ross Smith The Final Concert Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Colm Fiore (Glenn Gould), Directed by François Girard Orlando Gibbons Lord of Salisbury’s Pavan and Galliard (b. 1583) Katie Farris, piano John Cage Litany for the Whale (1980) Krista Parran, Sheri Bauer-Mayorga, Christian Foster J.S. Bach Allemande, Partita in D major (1731) Lina Bagepalli John Cage Bacchanale (1938) Katie Farris, piano A newly commissioned sound piece by Holland Hopson weaves together the voices of Cage and Gould, and is interspersed through this half of the program. Performers (all from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute except where otherwise noted Katie Farris, Graduate Student, Environmental Engineering Sam Clapp, PhD Student, Architectural Acoustics Ryan Ross Smith, PhD Student, Electronic Arts Helen Bullard, MFA Student, Electronic Arts Krista Parran, Senior, Biomedical Engineering Lina Bagepalli, Senior, Biology André Watson, Senior, Biomedical engineering Christian Foster, B.S. ‘12 Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering Sheri Bauer-Mayorga is a Chatham, N.Y. based singer and teacher Holland Hopson, (MFA ‘98) Co-Director, composer, performer, teacher at the University of Alabama Michael Century, Director and Professor of Music and New Media

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            • SoundNotion 36: Winning Awards


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              SoundNotion is the weekly podcast for new music and music news. David Smooke joins the panel to discuss the John Cage Memorial Random Composer Award, his provocative NewMusicBox article on The Audience, and his piece, Empty Every Night. Patrick Gullo - http://patrickgullo.com Sam Merciers - http://sammerciers.com David MacDonald - http://davidmacdonaldmusic.com David Smooke - http://davidsmooke.com For more information or to subscribe to this podcast, go to soundnotion.tv/​sn

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              • Terri Kapsalis, "Lecture on Nothing"


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                October 4, 2002 Kapsalis performs John Cage's "Lecture on Nothing" in conjunction with a solo exhibition at The Renaissance Society by Simparch.

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                • D Daniels: An Ear for an Eye - Travelling Visual, Acoustic & Tactile Space with McLuhan, John Cage, Nam June Paik & W Benjamin


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                  Re-Touching McLuhan - The Medium is the Massage 27-29 May 2011, Berlin Paper Abstract: http://mcluhan2011.eu/dieter-daniels/ Dieter Daniels is Professor of Art History and Media Theory at the Academy of Visual Arts (HGB) in Leipzig. In 1984, he co-founded the Videonale Bonn and has contributed to numerous projects, exhibitions, and symposia in the field of media art. He has extensively published on twentieth-century art, a.o. on Marcel Duchamp, Fluxus and media art. Between 2005 – 2009 he was Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research. in Linz, Austria, and since 2010 serves as head of transmediale’s advisory board. transmediale, in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada Berlin and Marshall McLuhan Salon invite you to a key weekend event celebrating the legacy of Canadian media philosopher Marshall McLuhan on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth. Part of the McLuhan in Europe 2011 network of events initiated by transmediale, Berlin’s Conference and Centennial Weekend will take place May 27 – 29 at the Embassy of Canada and Marshall McLuhan Salon.

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                  • Kenneth Goldsmith performing John Cage's Lecture on Nothing


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                    El pasado sábado 27 de abril a las 20 hrs. Kenneth Goldsmith (Estados Unidos, 1961), poeta y fundador de UbuWeb, realizó en LABOR la lectura de Lecture on Nothing (1961), el célebre performance escrito por John Cage (1912-1992). Ante una veintena de espectadores, Goldsmith leyó durante poco más de 50 minutos el texto compuesto por aforismos, silencios y una fragmentación de las estructuras temporales que nos llevan a reflexionar en torno a la construcción de la nada. On Saturday April 27, 8 pm. Kenneth Goldsmith (USA, 1961), poet and founder of UbuWeb, performed at LABOR John Cage's (1912-1992) Lecture on Nothing (1961). With an audience of 20 spectators, Goldsmith read for over 50 minutes the text composed by aphorisms, silences and a fragmentation of the temporary structures that lead us to reflect on the construction of nothing.

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                    • borders on reality


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                      Exhibition project: borders of now reality by jaime Rguez ©2012 music composed by Wilhelm Matthies RiverFoot RealityRubs ©2011 "RiverFoot-RealityRubs" (1st Dec. 2011) Track List (The track, 7. Milling Spilling, doesn't in this sound-videoArt) 1. nach(T)wellen 1 (afterShocks 1) + 2. RealityRub + 3. DarkLines + 4. Dark Seeds + 5. October Grounding + 6. Stream Stepping + 8. nach(T)wellen 2 (afterShocks 2) El concepto de este trabajo es que nunca se puede repetir cualquier cosa dos veces, incluso si lo intentas. El sonido y la imagen se han creado con estructuras simples; aunque su representación es muy variada. La obra, en conjunto, es profunda y oscura. Se trata de un intento de convertir en una obra audiovisual las corrientes subyacentes de nuestros rituales cotidianos. (Wilhelm Matthies & Jaime Rguez) "... Nunca se puede entrar en el mismo río dos veces...” Hereclitus, 500 aC En la pieza existe casi un minuto de duración sin imagen y sin sonido. Se trata de un pequeño homenaje a John Cage. In the artwork there is almost one-minute no picture and no sound. This is a little tribute to John Cage. Wilhelm Matthies From Kenosha, United States Personal email: wmatthies@wi.rr.com Vimeo: vimeo.com/user4518812 Jaime Rguez From Asturias, Spain. website: kaosart.org/jaime_Rguez.htm

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