Spin-17 performs John Cage's ARIA

Description: 

Solo Voice piece for any range with electronics accompaniment. Its voice part is graphically notated in 10 different styles so that a performer can choose any 10 different vocal styles of his/her choice.

About The Artist
Spin-17 : Ed Chang on Electronics, Motoko Shimizu on voice

Artist Name: 
Spin-17
NYPL video?: 
No

Living Room Music

Description: 

A short documentary on the preparation, performance, and history of John Cage's "Living Room Music." Performed by students from the University of Kentucky Contemporary Music Ensemble and from the University of Kentucky Graduate School of Music's Spring 2012 John Cage doctoral seminar.

About The Artist
The University of Kentucky Contemporary Music Ensemble (UKCME) consists of a group of musicians dedicated to the promotion of contemporary Western art music. Students from the University of Kentucky Graduate School of Music's Spring 2012 John Cage doctoral seminar also participated in a separate performance of the work.

Artist Name: 
University of Kentucky Contemporary Music Ensemble
NYPL video?: 
No

Morris Park Teens Interpret John Cage

Description: 

Watch as teens from the Morris Park location of The New York Public Library share their interpretation of John Cage.

Artist Name: 
Morris Park Teens
NYPL video?: 
Yes

St. George Center Teens Interpret John Cage

Description: 

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

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: 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

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

Program: New York New Music Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, 1985

This program features the world premiere of Cage's "Solo with Obbligato Accompaniment of Two Voices in Canon and Six Short Inventions on the Subjects of the Solo," as well as the New York premiere of his "Music for Six."

Date [year]: 
1985
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Carnegie Hall

Manuscript Excerpt: Music Walk

"Music Walk" requires performers to use radios, voices, and other available sounds. Its score consists of transparencies from which the performers create their own scores.

NYPL catalog record

C.F Peters record

Date [year]: 
1958
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Manuscript Excerpt: Cheap Imitation for Violin and Piano

Cage based this work on a 1969 composition of the same name for piano; it was an arrangement of the third movement of Erik Satie's "Socrate."

NYPL catalog record

C.F Peters record

Date [year]: 
1977
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