An organ recital of a piece by the composer began in 2001 and will run until 2640. This weekend, listeners gathered to hear its 14th chord change.
No matter how much one knows about the artist or mycology, John Cage: A Mycological Foray surprises with its ode to continuous wonder.
At the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, performers will activate remarkable pianos inspired by John Cage and commissioned by Italian collector Francesco Conz.
Including poems from well known writers and less expected artists, Black Mountain Poems produces a keener vision of the interdisciplinary culture of the famed college.
On the centennial of the legendary dancer and choreographer’s birth, the documentary Cunningham pays tribute to his work and philosophy.
Spoiler alert: Cage lost … twice.
Chess Match No. 5, a play composed from excerpts of John Cage interviews, reprises canonical questions about the nature of music and art but adds no new insights.
The exhibition includes scores by John Cage and Morton Feldman, paintings by Philip Guston, sculpture and works on paper by Louise Bourgeois and David Smith, and oil paintings by Joan Mitchell.
That artists have a tendency to be strange is not surprising. However, Erik Satie, who was a groundbreaking composer that lay the foundation for minimalism in 20th-century classical music, really waved his freak flag high.
Some of us didn’t need letters from him, because he trusted us to do what we did without requiring his instruction or encouragement.
One of the minor ironies of the postwar avant-garde is that an artist so resolutely against personal expression and the myth of the inspired genius should become the focus of a cult of personality.
Titled “AS Long As Possible,” the GIF work features 48,140,288 frames, and each will last for about 10 minutes. The file will reach its end only in the year 3017 — until it loops back to frame number one.