May 4th, 2012
(Video by Tony Youngblood)
“John Cage’s Musicircus performed at the John Cage Centennial event at Blair School of Music on April 1st, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Premiered November 17, 1967 at the University of Illinois. ‘The idea of this composition is nothing more than an invitation to a number of musicians, who perform simultaneously anything or in any way they desire. The manuscript is a list of musicians with various pieces of music by Cage and Satie and some non-musical works, also including a diagram for positions of various individuals.’ – John Cage”
Alex Ross, music critic of The New Yorker, retweeted ArtNowNashville’s article on the VORTEX performance in celebration of John Cage and Merce Cunningham: “Nashville’s John Cage fest was fabulous. http://artnownashville.com/?p=6897“
Read more about the event.