In celebration of John Cage's 100th birthday, Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony presented a weeklong festival of Cage's music in February 2013. That festival was the starting point for the videos contained on this site. Some of the videos primarily capture the live event. Others take the performances much further, adding layers of visual interpretation that provide deeper insight into the spirit of his works. We would like to thank the John Cage Trust for its invaluable partnership, the Merce Cunningham Trust for its participation, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the support that made this project possible.
The New World Symphony gratefully acknowledges Mode Records and Allegri Film for the use of these excerpts from 19 Questions, a film by Frank Scheffer (©2004 Mode Records). For more recordings of John Cage, please visit Mode Records.