The Music of John Cage. Recorded live, February 11, 2012 at the Avant Music Festival at Wild Project, New York City.
The 2012 Avant Music Festival celebrated John Cage's 100th birthday with a day of music entitle "Cage, Unlocked." This album features music recorded that day.
released September 5, 2012
"Sonatas and Interludes" performed by Vicky Chow (prepared piano). "Concert for Piano and Orchestra" performed by Vicky Chow (piano), loadbang (Alejandro Acierto, clarinets; Jeffrey Gavett, voice; Andrew Kozar, trumpets; William Lang, trombone), Gelsey Bell (voice). Drew Blumberg (violin), Nicole Camacho (flutes), Victor Lowrie (viola). "Ryoanji" performed by William Lang (trombone), Megan Schubert (voice), Randy Gibson (gong, walking stick). All works written by John Cage, published by C.F. Peters (ASCAP).
Recorded by Ben Manley. Mixed by Randy Gibson. Mastered by Mike Rugnetta and Bailey Math at Terminator Smile. Packaging design by Oscar Henriquez.
Special thank you to our Kickstarter backers: Phil Backhouse, Matt Beckemeyer, Christian Carey, David Drexler, Sally Gibson, Joy Hazleton, Oscar Henriquez, Holly Hickman, Michelle Itano, Angela James, William Lang, Philip Marshall, Lutz Paelke, Jessica Perry, Anil Prasad, Daev Roehr, Erik Rönmark, True Rosaschi, Ron Schepper, Ruthie and Phil Schubert, Ronald Smith, Laraine and David Spector, Robert Walsh, and Ya-Jhu Yang.
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The Avant Music Festival is an annual festival of experimental music from the last 100 years and today. Hosted by The Wild Project in the East Village, the annual festival focuses on the work of contemporary composers, putting their work in an evolutionary context....more
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