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Call Out: National Live Art Meeting (Sydney) June 2012

April 9, 2012 Leave a comment

exist will be conducting a live art meeting for curators and makers in Sydney at a date within the first week of June 2012. The aim of this meeting is principally to discuss and map our activities and concerns for future live art in Australia. We are hoping to foster connection and collaboration. The meeting will be webcast, with viewers outside of Sydney able to stream in and add comments etc.

Please register your interest now by sending an email with your name and live art role (curator, maker or both) to exist@live.com.au

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THIS WEEK AND NEXT DON’T MISS -Clocked Out, Room40, OtherFilm, exist, and Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts present: The Cage in Us A festival celebrating the centenary of John Cage’s birth

April 4, 2012 Leave a comment

Clocked Out, Room40, OtherFilm, exist, and Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts present:

The Cage in Us
A festival celebrating the centenary of John Cage’s birth

An all-star team of international and Australian musicians gather in Brisbane to celebrate the 100th anniversary of John Cage’s birth. Featuring rarely performed Cage compositions alongside classic works reimagined for the 21st century .

Come and play John Cage’s prepared piano yourself! Hear a musical performance mixing live sound from mobile phones across the Brisbane suburbs. Watch classic and newly reinterpreted Cage films.

With Valerio Tricoli (Italy) and Werner Dafeldecker (Germany), Kroumata Percussion (Sweden), Decibel (Perth), Rebecca Cunningham (exist), Lawrence English (room40), Joel Stern (OtherFilm), Erik Griswold and Vanessa Tomlinson (Clocked Out), Ba Da Boom, and the QCGU New Music Ensemble.

John Cage quite simply redefined music in the 20th century, come see, come play, come hear the artists taking his music into the 21st century.

April 5: Screening of Cage films @ Institute of Modern Art
April 12 – 14: Three Night of Performances! @ The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
Free and ticketed events

Program details below, or see www.clockedout.org / www.judithwrightcentre.com

The Cage in Us Program

Thursday, April 5
6 OtherFilm presents three Cage related films: Stan Vanderbeek’s “Poem Field No. 7 (1967), Jud Yakult’s “John Cage Mushroom Hunting in Stony Point” (1973), and D.A. Pennebaker “Rainforest”
@ Institute of Modern Art

Thursday, April 12
6 Opening party and Musicircus 1 (FREE)
7:30 Valerio Tricoli and Werner Dafeldecker (Germany) – Williams Mix Extended (FREE)
@ Institute of Modern Art, Judith Wright Centre for Performing Arts Shopfront and Performance Space

Friday, April 13
5:30 Pre-event talk by Dafeldecker, Tricoli (FREE)
6 Musicircus 2 (FREE)
7:30 Kroumata Percussion (Sweden) + Ba Da Boom (Brisbane) – Music for percussion and prepared piano
Erik Griswold + QCGU New Music Ensemble directed by Vanessa Tomlinson – Concerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra (TICKETED)
Judith Wright Centre for Performing Arts Shopfront and Performance Space

Saturday, April 14
5:30 Pre-event talk by Cat Hope (FREE)
6 Musicircus 3 (FREE)
7:30 Lawrence English and Scott Morrison – One11 (refocused)
Decibel (Perth) & Joel Stern – The Complete Variations (TICKETED)
Judith Wright Centre for Performing Arts Shopfront and Performance Space

Photo: John Cage (Cuernavaca, Mexico, 1973)
Photographer: Dorothy Norman
Courtesy of the John Cage Trust

The Musicircus events are curated by Rebecca Cunningham (exist), Vanessa Tomlinson, and Joel Stern and feature installation, exhibition, and performance elements inspired based on the works of John Cage.

Generous support for The Cage in Us provided by Arts Queensland, New Music Network, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Goethe Institute, and the German Federal Foreign Office.