Daily Archives: August 31, 2012

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UNFORSEEN ACTIONS: 540 MINUTES FOR JOHN CAGE

CKUT is preparing a day of intermittent Cage inspired programming to celebrate John Cage’s Centennial, Wednesday, September 5th between 9am and 10pm.

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
Ann Druyan and Carl Sagan circa 1977.

Elsewhere on the internet…

(thanks for the tip WFMU)

Ann Druyan and Carl Sagan circa 1977.

Check out this sweet read that starts like this: “This is a love story. And, oddly enough, it starts with an interstellar space mission and a golden record.” Check out the rest: Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan’s Ultimate Mix Tape (via NPR)

vintage Corin Tucker

Find out about Corin Tucker (Heavens to Betsy, Sleater-Kinney, Corin Tucker Band) origin story: Corin Tucker Discusses How She Got Her Start on Stage (via AV Club)