St. George Center Teens Interpret John Cage

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Watch as teens from the St. George Center of The New York Public Library share their interpretation of John Cage.

Artist Name: 
St. George Center Teens
NYPL video?: 
Yes

Niños de Escenas

Description: 

We have created a piece composed by dance and music called "Niños de Escenas" using "Suite for Toy Piano" by John Cage and "Kinderszenen" Opus 15 by Robert Schumann.

About The Artist
Espacio Latente is a company of dance and music. You can find more information at the website: www.espaciolatente.com

Artist Name: 
Espacio Latente Danza
NYPL video?: 
No

TV Koln and Discussion

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A discussion of how Barry Morse, Dennis Reyes and Allen Wu prepared and interpreted independent superimposed performances of John Cage's TV Koln at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

About The Artist
Barry R. Morse, Dennis Reyes, and Allen Wu are three doctoral students in music composition at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The multi-layered performance was a project for a course in Indeterminacy taught by Dr. Erik Lund.

Artist Name: 
Barry R. Morse, Dennis Reyes, Allen Wu
NYPL video?: 
No

Giorgio Sancristoforo rehearsing VARIATIONS VI

Description: 

For a Plurality of Sound Systems (Buchla200e, Radio, Tape Recorder, Max/MSP) Score available at Edition Peters

The score is made of symbols printed on transparent plastic sheets, the symbols set the number of available and possible sound systems (a sound system is made of speakers, generators and components such as filters, modulators, amplifiers). The symbols are dropped on a white sheet painted with a straight black line. The axis of each symbol states whether the component or generator must change or stand still (% of amount of change). Some changes are done manually, some other are made by control voltage. Amplification and surround pan are controlled (following the score) by max/MSP.

Recorded in binaural simulation, use headphones.

About The Artist
Giorgio Sancristoforo aka Tobor Experiment is an Italian sound artist.

Graduated at SAE College and trained at the state-of-the-art THX certified post-production facility Marinastudios, started his career as audio engineer, sound designer and video editor in music and advertising.

Since 2005 he has written several softwares (Gleetchplugs, Gleetchlab 1/2/3, OM, Berna) for sound-design and experimental music, appreciated in over 40 countries worldwide by thousands of musicians, producers, and teachers.

He’s currently resident artist at AGON Contemporary Music Center of Milan working in interactive installations, experimental music and education as well as music assistant for composers. He also teaches sound synthesis, sound design and Max/MSP at Milan’s SAE College since 2002.

His sounds and installations have been featured at the Shangai Expo 2010, Palazzo Reale of Milan, Teatro Valli of Reggio Emilia, the National Museum of Science and Technology of Milan, Onedotzero, Nemo France, IDAP China and Japan, Le Cube France and Lovebytes UK.

He’s member of the Electronic Music Foundation since 2010.

www.giorgiosancristoforo.net

Artist Name: 
Giorgio Sancristoforo
NYPL video?: 
No

NYPL Video: So Percussion interprets "Child of Tree"

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Jason Treuting of So Percussion discusses his interpretation of John Cage's "Child of Tree" in which the perform amplifies and plays a cactus. Typically coupled with the piece "Branches," this work provides instuctions on how to select the instruments to be played. Each instrument must be a plant or made from a plant.

Artist Name: 
So Percussion
NYPL video?: 
Yes

Ryoanji, with the University of Kentucky Contemporary Music Ensemble

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Description:
A short documentary on the preparation, performance, and history of John Cage's "Ryoanji."
Performed by Kevin Holm-Hudson, Nancy Clauter, and Jay Crutcher, of the University of Kentucky Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Artist Name: 
University of Kentucky Contemporary Music Ensemble
Artist/Group Description: 
The University of Kentucky Contemporary Music Ensemble (UKCME) consists of a group of musicians dedicated to the promotion of contemporary Western art music. Kevin Holm-Hudson (percussion) is Associate Professor of Music Theory at the University of Kentucky. Nancy Clauter (oboe) is Associate Professor of Oboe at the University of Kentucky and Principal Oboe with the Lexington Philharmonic. Jay Crutcher (electronics) is a PhD candidate at the University of Kentucky.
NYPL video?: 
No

NYPL Video: Joan La Barbara on John Cage and Vocal Performance

Description: 

Joan La Barbara's career as a composer / performer / soundartist explores the human voice as a multi-faceted instrument expanding traditional boundaries, creating works for multiple voices, chamber ensembles, music theater, orchestra and interactive technology, developing a unique vocabulary of experimental and extended vocal techniques: multiphonics, circular singing, ululation and glottal clicks that have become her "signature sounds," garnering awards in the U.S. and Europe including the 2008 Letter of Distinction from the American Music Center for her significant contributions to new American music; the 2004 Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition, the prestigious DAAD Artist-in-Residency in Berlin and seven National Endowment for the Arts fellowships: Music Composition, Opera / Music Theatre, Inter-Arts, Recording (two), Solo Recitalist and Visual Arts.

Artist Name: 
Joan La Barbara
NYPL video?: 
Yes

NYPL Video: So Percussion Interprets "But What About the Noise of Crumpling Paper..."

Description: 

In this video produced by NYPL, the quartet So Percussion use sticks, water jugs, and other instruments to play John Cage's work "But What About the Noise of Crumpling Paper Which He Used To Do in Order To Paint the Series of "Papiers Froisses" Or Tearing Up Paper to Make "Papiers Dechires?" Arp Was Stimula Ted By Water (Sea, Lake, And Flowing Waters Like Rivers), Forests." The So Percussion ensemble features members Eric Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, and Jason Treuting. Formed in 1999, while they were students at the Yale School of Music — and inspired by John Cage, Steve Reich, and Iannis Xenakis, among other composers — the quartet members create music that explores all the extremes of emotion and musical possibility.

Artist Name: 
So Percussion
NYPL video?: 
Yes

NYPL Video: Margaret Leng Tan Prepares the Piano for "Bacchanale"

Description: 

Pianist Margaret Leng Tan explains how she prepares a piano, by inserting bolts and other objects into the strings, to play John Cage's "Bacchanale." Tan is a talented and visionary pianist whose work sidesteps perceived artificial boundaries within the usual concert experience, creating a new level of communication with listeners. Embracing aspects of theater, choreography, performance, and even props, Tan has brought to the avant-garde a measure of showmanship tempered with a disciplinary rigor inherited from her mentor, John Cage. Born in Singapore, Tan was the first woman to earn a doctorate from Juilliard. Her desire to explore the crosscurrents between Asian music and that of the West led her to John Cage, sparking an active collaboration that lasted from 1981 until his death in 1992.

Artist Name: 
Margaret Leng Tan
NYPL video?: 
Yes

Personal Impressions of John Cage

Description: 

In 1970, John Cage received the Arts Award atDickinson College (PA). In this video, four members of the class of 2015 present interviews with students who participated in the 1970 performance. They also collect impressions of John Cage
from current students rehearsing for a 2011 performance of Radio Music.

About The Artists
Jenn Azarow, Dickinson Class of 2015
Christina Errico, Dickinson Class of 2015
Alex Kasznel, Dickinson Class of 2015
Matthew Schwartzman, Dickinson Class of 2015

Artist Name: 
Dickinson College First Year Seminar
NYPL video?: 
No
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