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
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Yes

John Cage Playing Amplified Cacti and Plant Materials with a Feather

Description: 

John Cage performing on Nam June Paik's television special Good Morning, Mr. Orwell (1984). Cage is joined by Takehisa Kosugi and one other unidentified person. Perhaps they were performing a composition or an improvisation that they would have done during a Merce Cunningham dance. There is also a cutaway to a Joseph Bueys piano performance art piece.

Manuscript Excerpt: Child of Tree

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.

NYPL catalog record

C.F Peters record

Date [year]: 
1975
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