The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center celebrates the 100th anniversary of John Cage’s birthday on September 5, 2012 by publishing a new edition of its Point iBook series. The free book, which will be available in ePub format later this fall, explores Cage’s technique of preparing a piano. Download a copy
On September 27th, the Library continued its celebration of Cage’s life with a program held in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The evening featured performances by Margaret Leng Tan, pianist and pre-eminent Cage interpreter, as well as a panel discussion led by NYPL curators and other collaborators from John Cage Unbound: A Living Archive. Check back soon for video highlights from the program.
Musicians from the International Contemporary Ensemble, Ne(x)tworks, Either/Or Ensemble and other ensembles played works by John Cage, Earle Brown, Giacinto Scelsi and Karlheinz Stockhausen in the Guggenheim Museum's famed rotunda on July 10, 2012, in conjunction with the New York museum's Art of Another Kind exhibition. Learn more about the performance
Carnegie Hall kicked off its American Mavericks series the week of March 26, 2012 with performances of Cage's work by Joan La Barbara and So Percussion, two featured performers in John Cage Unbound: A Living Archive.