Conor Hanick Performing John Cage at the Stone Reviewed

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With the joyous, overwhelmingly busy John Cage centenary celebrations of 2012 now at an end, adherents might worry that the musicians who trotted out all manner of Cage scores last year might be ready to shelve them now. It felt doubly fortunate, then, to encounter a performance of Cage’s seminal Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano on Wednesday evening at the Stone, the spartan East Village music laboratory founded and maintained by the composer John Zorn: doubly not only because the account, by Conor Hanick, was a marvel of poetic concentration, but also because it was not even planned until a few days ago.