Lecture by Kyle Gann
Opening of NWS: 4’33” by Mikel Rouse
Opening of Collaborations: Images from the John Cage and Merce Cunningham Trusts (Clinton Room)
The really strange thing about 4'33"—John Cage’s famous and most controversial work—is not that it's a piece of silence, but that it's a piece of silence “divided into three movements.” This talk by Kyle Gann, author of No Such Thing as Silence: John Cage’s 4’33”, will cover the multitude of influences that finally led Cage to paradoxically superimpose the structure of a classical sonata over a Zen meditation.
This event will also include the opening of NWS: 4’33”, a video installation by artist Mikel Rouse. This installation will simultaneously and randomly present multiple recorded performances of 4’33” contributed via YouTube by individuals from around the world. It will be on display in the SunTrust Pavilion throughout the festival.
The event will also include the opening of Collaborations: Images from the John Cage and Merce Cunningham Trusts, a photo exhibit on display in the Clinton Room throughout the festival.
Free event, ticket required