With Tom Beyer, Walter Bianchi, Warren Burt, Alessandro Cipriani, Alvin Curran, Philip Dadson, R. Luke DuBois, Paul Geluso, Bernie Krause, Joseph Kubera, David Monacchi, Garth Paine, Maggi Payne, David Rothenberg, and many others
The environmental sound organization Ear to the Earth and MA.P.S (Media Arts, Performance, and Sound) Program at White Box join forces to present 100 x John, a weekend-long multimedia extravaganza celebrating the end of the 100th anniversary of John Cage’s birth with 100 compositions and sound art pieces by artists from around the world. In a 1937 talk, “The Future of Music: Credo”, Cage said, “I believe that the use of noise to make music will continue and increase until we reach a music produced through the aid of electrical instruments which will make available for musical purposes any and all sounds that can be heard.” As a salute to Cage’s leadership in opening up music to all sounds, 100 x John will feature a vast array of works, all based on field recording, natural and urban, some using traditional instruments and voice. Most of the pieces have never been presented in New York or in a concert setting before.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21
7-8PM: Cagean Mix #2
A multimedia mix of sounds and images related to water, featuring locations such as Antarctica, Galgibaga Beach (Goa, India), Tomales Bay (California) and Hudson River (New York City). Images are by media artist R. Luke DuBois. Sound artists include Tom Beyer, David Drexler, Paul Geluso, Andrea Juan, Atle Pakusch Gundersen, Maggi Payne, andStephen Saldanha.
David Rothenberg: MagiCicada Unexpected Road
Joseph Kubera: Scenes from Staten Island
Garth Paine: Commentary Prelude
Guy Barash: For JC
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22
Noon-8PM: Sounds & Images
David De Gandarias: Psarocolius Montezuma
Part of Microcerculus, a musical composition dedicated to the struggles for the conservation of the natural environment.
Arsenije Jovanovic: Souvenirs du Marché Aux Puces
The sounds of many gadgets around us, hiding values different from those for which they were originally designed.
Rodolphe Alexis: Dry, Wet, Evergreen
Recorded on Costa Rica’s Mesoamerican Biological Corridor –a biodiversity hotspot and territorial refuge for many neo-tropical species in danger of extinction.
Leah Barclay: Confluence
Exploring Wolf Rock, one of Australia’s most distinctive and diverse aquatic landscapes and home to a large population of endangered Grey Nurse sharks. Featuring Richard Haynes on Bass Clarinet with processing site-specific hydrophone recordings.
Don Bosley, Tom Beyer, and Susan Kaprov: Puzzles Variations
Richard Lainhart: Manhattan Sounds
Joel Chadabe and Orin Buck: Many Times Times Square