Green Library Music Lecture Series: Extending Cage's Legacy

Green Library Music Lecture Series: Extending Cage's Legacy

Bogaerts, Rob / Anefo

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Thu., Nov. 30, 3-4 p.m. 2017
Free
John Cage is an American composer, music theorist, writer, philosopher, and artist who is perhaps best known for his 1952 composition 4?33?, which is performed in the absence of deliberate sound. American music scholar Joseph Kerman observed that “Cage is an extremely slippery figure to wrestle with, because if you are profoundly serious about art, . . . there are not too many ways of dealing with someone who is profoundly unserious about it.” Cage loved to disorient his interlocutors—to destabilize any single-minded view of him they might propose—but was so good at it that most people failed to recognize the serious intent behind such efforts. Professor Rob Haskins of the University of New Hampshire UNH Department of Music will examine Cage's work and point toward productive ways in which we can engage with and creatively extend Cage’s important legacy.

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