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.