Tuesday 30 October 2012

A New Text On John Cage For ‘Cage Rattling’ #2: The Echo of Nothing

On the evening of Monday, November 5, I will be presenting a new text on John Cage as part of The Wire’s ‘Cage Rattling’ celebrations at Kings Place. This second evening in a series of three, entitled ‘The Echo of Nothing’, is specifically concerned with an examination of how Cage’s compositional approach relates to the work of non-musicians, which is certainly how I would wish to describe myself. It seems appropriate that the centenary of Cage’s birth should be marked by an event that extends, challenges or re-examines this revolutionary composer’s ideas rather than transforming them into the stale orthodoxies of the previous century. My new piece is called ‘Ideas Are One Thing And What Happens Is Another’. A follow-up post will give some further details about the thinking behind its composition, but for now, here are some details of the event plus an exclusive Wire Readers offer which you may wish to exploit:

The Wire presents ‘Cage Rattling’: Exclusive Wire Reader Offer: £7.50 ticket & drink
Book a ticket for any Cage Rattling concert for just £7.50 and receive a free bottle of Carlsberg lager or a soft drink. To take advantage of this offer, call the Kings Place Box Office on 020 7520 1490, and quote ‘Wire Reader Offer’. Drinks vouchers can only be collected from the Ticket & Information desk on the evening of the event and are redeemable at the Kings Place concert bar on the same date. Please note: this offer not available online, but only over the phone; online saver tickets are £9.50/night.

‘Cage Rattling’ #2: The Echo of Nothing
Monday November 5, 2012
Kings Place
90 York Way London N1 9AG
Box Office 020 7520 1490

Pictured above: KP inverted by KH, original image of Kings Place courtesy of e-architect.co.uk, which, with a little further manipulation becomes ‘ear-chitect’, and who could resist that under the circumstances?

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