John Cage Centenary Celebration

Music, Classical and opera
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Exaudi under Ilan Volkov, with pianists John Tilbury, Frank Denyer, Aki Takahashi and Christian Wolff, plus friends. Cage's '1O1'; 'Improvisation III' (for cassettes); 'Experiences II'; 'ear for EAR' (antiphonies for solo and unseen voices); 'Four2'; Christian Marclay's 'Baggage 2012'; (improvisation for orchestra); Cage's 'Cartridge Music' with 'Atlas eclipticalis' and 'Winter Music'; Concerto for Prepared Piano and Orchestra; 'But what about the noise of crumpling paper...'; David Behrman, Takehisa Kosugi, Keith Rowe and Christian Wolff's Quartet (improvisation); and Cage's 'Branches' (for amplified cacti and plants). (Note: at 5pm there is a Proms Plus event – a whistlestop tour of Cage's music – at the Royal College of Music; at 6pm there is a BBC Proms Music Walk through various locations – the BBC Proms has commissioned ten site-specific compositions in response to intriguing locations in the South Kensington area, which it passes through. They include the Royal Albert Hall loading bay and Victoria & Albert Museum, before culminating in the final work by leading British composer, Judith Weir, at the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei. See for details.)


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