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CAGE : empty words | Center for New Music

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Date(s) - 10/09/2016
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Center for New Music


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John Cage (1912-1992)

Readers Luciano Chessa, Ben Zucker, Pamela Z, and Danny Clay, will simultaneously narrate the four sections of John Cage’s epic text, Empty Words.

A note on Empty Words from the John Cage trust:

John Cage’s Empty Words (1974) is a marathon text drawn from the Journals of Henry David Thoreau. This is one of Cage’s most sustained and elaborate moves toward the “demilitarization” of language, in four parts: Part I omits sentences, Part II omits phrases, and Part III omits words. Part IV, which omits syllables, leaves us nothing but a virtual lullaby of letters and sounds.

‘Quiet Time’ is a recurring afternoon concert series on the second Sunday of every month that focuses on works of long duration.

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