4'33" and Beyond
"There is no such thing as silence." John Cage
John Cage broke through a previously impassable threshold in 1952 when he first presented 4'33", the "silent" piece that now stands as his most famous, controversial and -- by his own estimate -- important work. For Cage, this landmark set a standard for aleatoric music and his idea that any sound may constitute music. This unique concert from CalArts' Experimental Music Workshop traces the enduring impact of 4'33" through an artistic lineage that runs from Cage, George Brecht and James Tenney to composers and filmmakers Antoine Beuger, Madison Brookshire, Jürg Frey, and Michael Pisaro.
John Cage (1912–1992): Five (1988)
George Brecht (b. 1926): Event (1961)
James Tenney (1934–2006): (night) for percussion perhaps, or… (1971)
Michael Pisaro (b. 1961): The Collection (2000)
Madison Brookshire (b. 1980): Five Times (2007), b/w 16mm sound film
Jürg Frey (b. 1953): More or less normal (2008), world premiere
Antoine Beuger (b. 1955): ihwe tunings for twenty (2008), world premiere
John Cage: 4’33” (1952)
REDCAT (The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater) is located at the
corner of W. 2nd St. and S. Hope St., inside the Walt Disney Concert
Performance is scheduled for March 21st at 8:30 p.m.
Ticket prices range from $16-$20, with discounts available. Seating
is general admission. Buy tickets at the REDCAT box
office located at the corner of 2nd and Hope Streets, by calling
213.237.2800 , or at http://www.redcat.org. Please plan on arriving
at least 30 minutes before curtain time. Seating at REDCAT is
unreserved, and late seating is not guaranteed.
Parking is available in the Walt Disney Concert Hall parking garage.
Enter from 2nd St. and proceed to level P3 for direct access to
REDCAT. The evening event rate is $8 after 5 PM, $4 after 8 PM. Before 5 PM, the
maximum daytime rate is $17.