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Episode 5: John Cage Centenary Special John Cage Centenary: aleatorics [photo: Jim Clinefelter] John Cage Centenary: aleatorics [photo: Kerry Davis] John Cage Centenary: the unprepared piano [photo: Jim Clinefelter] John Cage Centenary: Richard Schemmerer's Air Walk [photo: Jim Clinefelter] John Cage Centenary at PNCA [photo: Kerry Davis] John Cage Centenary: aleatorics [photo: Jim Clinefelter]

October 20, 2012

TLN John Cage Centenary Special

Pacific Northwest College of Art

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The Late Now celebrates John Cage's 100th birthday with a chance-driven show featuring a Cagean circus of performance/happenings by a great variety of guests, plus aleatoric interviews and a participatory grand finale for custom-made balloons and electronics by Charles Buckingham and Alex Norman.

Featuring a Cast of Thousands (ish) ►

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★ Jaap Blonk (Netherlands), the legendary avant-garde composer and performance artist Jaap Blonk skypecasts Cage's Solo for Voice #64 (1970). 日々是好日!

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★ The Quadraphonnes saxophone quartet (PDX) perform Cage's Four5 (1991). Saxophonists Mary-Sue Tobin, Chelsea Luker, Michelle Medler, and Mieke Bruggeman play an incredible range of music and styles.

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★ Owen F. Smith (U. Maine, Bangor) is an art historian, curator, artist, writer and teacher whose interest lies in the exploration of the cultural gap between art and life. The author of Fluxus, a History of an Attitude, Owen presents 8 Transitions, a suite of short videos structured according to Cage prepared piano pieces.

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★ Charles Buckingham & Alex Norman (PDX), have devised Untitled, an ambitious participatory performance with custom-made balloons and electronics specifically for the grand finale of this TLN.

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★ Theriault, Smith, and Green (PDX) perform Cage's Cartridge Music (1960). Portland's new avant-supergroup comprises sound artists Dann Green, Justin Smith, and Doug Theriault.

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★ Zack Kosta, Reese Kruse, Adam Updyke & Ryan Zachary (PDX) perform "Your body is 33 inches away from 4 foot strings" on a custom-built "dissected piano sculpture" which they then offer up for audience experimentation.

TLN Seattle debut

★ Doug Nufer (Seattle) is a poet, novelist and performer who favors "formal constraints" à la Oulipo. He presents a pair of Cagean "made for TV poem-traps," "What Was Was" and "Novel Double/ Double Novel."

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★ Dora Gaskill (PDX), contemporary choreographer, premieres Transportation Public, an aleatoric movement piece drawing on John Cage and Vito Acconci. Dora and performers Michelle Ainza, Libby Cozza, Jennifer Hackworth, and James Yeary use "secret codes" to interact across the space.

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★ Derek Ecklund (PDX) performs A Dip In The Columbia, a sound environment inspired by Cage’s “A Dip In The Lake,” using field recordings Derek has made along the Columbia River over the past 5 years.

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★ Bas Schevers (Brussels) presents Flutist (2009), a Cage-inspired video. A graduate of the Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium, Bas works in a zone of expectation between what is happening and what is supposed to take place.

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★ Koen Dijkman (Tilburg), TLN's official Dutch correspondent presents 25 and 37,5+28, two short videos of life-as-chance-as-art on the streets of Tilburg.

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★ David Abel (PDX), poet, editor, teacher, bookseller, and curator, performs “Sound”, an original poem-performance piece.

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★ Linda Austin (PDX), contemporary choreographer, actualizes poet Jackson Mac Low's dance score, The Pronouns.

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★ Joel Ford & Becca Stuhlbarg (PDX), composer/saxophonist and soprano/violinist duo perform Cage's "The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs" and original works, including participatory, aleatoric pieces.

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★ Keyon Gaskin (PDX), performer-dancer, performs "a cage study in parts" and interprets Cage's 4'33" as a dance piece.

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★ Richard Schemmerer (PDX), artist/poet/social engineer, performs Air Walk, inspired by Cage's Water Walk (1959) and presents an original video, Out of the Cage.

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★ James Yeary (PDX) reads selections from Jackson Mac Low's Converging Stanzas. A TLN regular, James is a poet-performer-publisher, and the man behind the Calendar of Catabolic Guilt.


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