BEYOND CAGE Festival — a major event running in multiple NYC venues, Oct. 22-Nov. 7 — will open on Monday, October 22 at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall with the 86-piece Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble performing Atlas Eclipticalis and Winter Music. It will be the first time these works are presented together in their complete version. This historical event will also mark the 20th anniversary of the complete version of Atlas Eclipticalis, performed by The Orchestra of the S.E.M. at Carnegie Hall, a performance Cage helped prepare but sadly did not live to hear.
“Static sonorities shifted, intangible events solidified; collective images began to appear amid shapeless sound. I was reminded of orthodox Easter service: across expanses of tedium, an epiphany rises in the back of the mind.” —Alex Ross, New York Times in 1992
Monday, October 22, 8 P.M.
THE ORCHESTRA OF THE S.E.M. ENSEMBLE
Petr Kotik, conductor / Joseph Kubera & Ursula Oppens, pianists
JOHN CAGE: ATLAS ECLIPTICALIS & WINTER MUSIC
Premiere of complete works performed together
CHRISTIAN MARCLAY: SHUFFLE
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
Tickets: $25 / $15 Students (at Box Office)
www.carnegiehall.org / CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800
BEYOND CAGE Festival (New York City, Oct. 22-Nov. 7) will present Cage’s most significant (and rarely performed) works as well as his legacy in today’s composition. The program, featuring 8 performances and 2 talks, will span three generations, from Cage’s closest associates to young emerging composers in order to display Cage’s broad and lasting influence on the music of our times. Works featured in the festival will include music by Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, Christian Wolff, Luigi Nono, Salvatore Sciarrino, Roscoe Mitchell, Petr Kotik, Lucie Vitkova, Alex Mincek, Kate Soper, and many others.
For a complete schedule of events: http://www.semensemble.org