John Cage was born on September 5th, 1912, and his ideas on the musicality of sound, inclusion of indeterminate elements in composition and chance operations as structural elements in composition continue to inspire and influence the works of countless composers, musicians, performers and artists across disciplines.
Starting at 9am, Where’s the Beat? hosts Eliot Handleman and Andie Sigler will focus their critical, no-holds-barred exploration of contemporary music on Cage.
From 11 am onwards, local composers, musicians, sound and radio artists will present performances, readings, and compositions by or inspired by Cage.
The line up includes:
11:00 – 12:00: Nancy Tobin: Reading Stories about Mushroom Gathering
12:00 – 1:00: Chantal Dumas: 40° Nord – 73° Ouest
1:00 – 1:15: Pierre Marc Beaudoin
1:15 – 2:00: Andrea Jane Cornell: InonoutinInoutonin
3:00 – 4:00: Emilie Mouchous: Improvisation avec termes lexicaux de la Mycologie
4:00 – 5:00: Mario Gauthier: Some Thing(s) from John Cage/ Quelques chose(s) de John Cage
8:00 – 9:00: Chantal Laplante(avec Cléo Palacio-Quintin and David Cronkite: Variations IV, Lecture on Nothing In a Landscape, Two4
9:00:10:00: Eric Letourneau: Silences et fragements de discours politique
“Cougar” a.k.a Jonathan Cummins flying solo on his last show for The Montreal Sessions
Today is Jonathan Cummins’ last show for The Montreal Sessions (a.k.a. Psi Factor and the Cougar a.k.a. Straight Talk a.k.a. Hammer of the Mods). Psi Factor won’t be in today but will be phoning in in the second hour…so expect more rock, less talk as compared to all the other shows this August. 😉
Special guests on the show today include CKUT almuni/former station manager (from when we used to have such a position pre-collective) Nadine Gelineau, et plus!
Gonna miss today’s show? It’ll live on forever (three months or so) in CKUT archives for ya.
Today is the Karen a.k.a. the Stolen Pony’s last day in the CKUT music department! She’s wonderfully managed the day-to-day runnings of the department with Amber and has been a major boss of our music collection and most importantly of this here blog, music.ckut.ca!
We’re gonna miss the sound of her hoofs on the CKUT floor boards and her whinnying about great new music. Lucky for us though she’ll be continuing to DJ from time to time, so tune in next Wednesday the 29th when the Stolen Pony fills in for The Lion’s Den. Rawr/nay!