December 16, 2011 | Posted in:Uncategorized

Who
CHILD OF TREE: A CELEBRATION OF JOHN CAGE
When
Saturday, January 28, 2012
18:00 - finish time 10. Wander around, come and go and come... - All Ages
Where
Christchurch,
Tobin St.
Cork
Other Info
CHILD OF TREE: A CELEBRATION OF JOHN CAGE

“I remember loving sound before I ever took a music lesson.

And so we make our lives by what we love.” – John Cage

QUIET MUSIC ENSEMBLE in association with TRISKEL ARTS CENTRE, supported by RTÉ lyric fm
Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St., Cork City

Jan 28th, from 6pm, walk in / out whenever you like!

Tickets FREE from Triskel Arts Centre Box Office

Outrageous, contrary, crazy, profound? The composer John Cage is perhaps best known as the creator of the notorious ‘silent’ piece 4’33”. Bringing chance, environmental sound, new performance methods and much more into the world of music, he questioned most of the deepest held beliefs about what music is… and can be. He scandalized audiences world-wide with astonishing ideas and extraordinary stage-acts. But Cage was no mere sensationalist, out only to shock: his philosophies, drawing upon spiritual practices from all over the world, are deeply considered and profound. He expressed them in many ways, including music, theatre, the visual arts and in written form. With an astonishing legacy of influences that extend far beyond music, he is one of the most important figures of Twentieth Century art. And yet… the deeply humane nature of his work is seldom recognised, not least because so little beyond the ‘enfant terrible’ pieces is well known.

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