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One Hundred Years of John Cage

February 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm

The 2011-2012 season is FearNoMusic’s 20th, and coincides with the 100th birthday of the iconic American composer, artist and music philosopher, John Milton Cage, Jr.. To celebrate, we will present a concert of his works in collaboration with  YU, a new haven for contemporary art at the landmark Yale Union laundry building in the heart of Portland’s industrial inner east side.

Multiple live performances of Cage’s works will happen simultaneously throughout the 40,000 square feet of YU, including  “Postcard from Heaven,” improvisatory ragas for 1-20 harps, “Lecture on Nothing” from Cage’s writings on Silence, read by Oregon Symphony Music Director, Carlos Kalmar, and  “Fourteen,” a mysterious, late work that requires the piano’s strings be bowed with fishing line. The program will also include “Credo In Us” for 2 percussionists, prepared piano, radio and sound samples, as well as “Litany for the Whale,” a call-and-response work reminiscent of Gregorian Chant, performed by Portland Opera Chorus Master and conductor, Robert Ainsley, and renown Baritone, Kevin Walsh. And of course, no concert of Cage’s music would be complete without a performance of the (notorious) completely silent work, 4’33“…

Tickets on sale January 6 and are $25 (general admission), $12.50 (students), and $15 (seniors). 


Online:  click on the “Get Tickets” link above or visit  www.yucontemporary.org  (pickup only; available night of show)

In person:

Stand Up Comedy
811 E Burnside St #111
Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Tue-Sat 12-7, Sun 12-6

Mississippi Records
4007 North Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR 97227
Hours: Mon-Sun 12–7

Exiled Records
4628 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215
Hours: Tue-Sat 11-7, Sun 12-5

Clinton Street Records and Stereo
2510 SE Clinton Street
Portland OR 97202
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-7, Sat-Sun 11-7

Tickets also available at the door: February 17, 7PM


February 17, 2012
8:00 pm
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