From S.E.M. Ensemble:
“BEYOND CAGE” FESTIVAL: John Cage at 100 / Music at 2012
New York City, October 22 – November 7, 2012
* John Cage’s major orchestra works, Atlas Eclipticalis, Winter Music, and the N.Y premiere of this last orchestra work 103, among others
* Two American premieres by Morton Feldman
* World Premieres by Christian Wolff and Roscoe Mitchell
* Works by Earle Brown, Petr Kotik, Christian Marclay. Luigi Nono, Salvatore Sciarrino, Karlheinz Stockhausen, James Tenney, and young emerging composers
NEW YORK, NY—In conjunction with the centennial of John Cage’s birth, artistic director Petr Kotik and S.E.M. Ensemble, Inc present “BEYOND CAGE – John Cage at 100 / Music at 2012”, a festival highlighting some of Cage’s most significant works and his legacy in the music of our time. In the mid-20th century, Cage created pieces that opened a new path to the composition, performance and perception of music. The festival’s nine program will span four generations from Cage and his close associates (Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff and Earle Brown) to young emerging composers, and will display the composer’s broad and lasting influence on today’s composition. BEYOND CAGE will feature longtime collaborators and interpreters, including Joseph Kubera, Christian Wolff, Petr Kotik, and Talujon Percussion Ensemble, among others. All the living composers will participate in the performance of their work.
Performing ensembles include The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble, Janacek Philharmonic Ostrava (Czech Republic), FLUX Quartet, Talujon Percussion Ensemble, S.E.M Ensemble, and Ostravská banda. Soloists are Ursula Oppens and Joseph Kubera (Piano); Hana Kotková and Conrad Harris (Violin); Katalin Károlyi (Mezzo Soprano); Erin Lesser (Flute); Roscoe Mitchell (Saxophone), and Petr Kotik (Conductor).
Co-producers for BEYOND CAGE include the City University of New York, Graduate Center; Paula Cooper Gallery; ISSUE Project Room (Brooklyn); Interpretations Series at Roulette Intermedium (Brooklyn); Czech Center at Bohemian National Hall; and Talujon Percussion Ensemble.
Tickets for BEYOND CAGE will go on sale on August 15, 2012.