Out of the Cage

A centennial celebration of John Cage and Friends
Presented by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Artistic Director: Stephen Montague

5th September 2012 marked one hundred years since the birth of John Cage, one of the most influential and controversial musical and artistic thinkers of our era. Both Cage and his long-term collaborator choreographer Merce Cunningham undertook residences at the Laban Centre in the 1980s and are remembered by several current staff.

Join us for an extraordinary day of activity featuring a multitude of musicians, dancers, and other performers simultaneously animating a labyrinth of rooms and spaces in the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. The audience is ambulatory wandering freely through a myriad of spaces, performances, and installations. Three concerts punctuate the ‘Happening’ as resting points in the 10 hour maze of sight & sound discoveries.

With over 15 John Cage pieces being performed, featuring performers and composers from across the Faculty of Music, and including a UK première of Cage’s The City Wears a Slouched Hat for six hats, percussion and ensemble, this event is a must for anyone interested in Cage, twentieth century music and culture.

13.00 – 14.00 Concert I: “John… UnCaged”
14.00 – 16.00 Events / installations
16:00 – 17:15 Concert II: “Teachers, Students, Friends & Enemies”
17:15 – 19:30 Events/happenings/installations
19.30 – 21.00 Concert III: “Cage première, Nancarrow Centennial”

21.20 – 23:00 Café bar events and finale

Enquiries: 020 8305 9300