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OPEN FOR’M: CHEAP IMITATION

In concerts on October 24, 2012 at 9:43 am

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 8pm
BROWN HALL at NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY
O P E N   F O R ‘ M :   J O H N   C A G E   C H E A P   I M I T A T I O N

OPEN FOR’M is an immersion, an encounter, a multi-dimensional experience. On Tuesday, October 30, the Callithumpian Consort focuses on a single piece of music — John Cage’s Cheap Imitation — in a free-form event made of equal parts teach-in, demonstration, free-form discussion, open rehearsal, Q & A, pre-concert lecture, and post-concert reception.

The evening will include an open rehearsal of the piece, as well as excerpts from related works (Satie’s Socrate), related video footage, commentary from special guest LAURA KUHN from the John Cage Trust, discussions with the players themselves, and refreshments.

Consider yourself invited to eavesdrop on the ongoing conversation between the music and the musicians (and vice versa). Sit next to and among the performers; experience the music, its history, challenges, and beauties from inside of the group!

Join us in exploring John Cage’s Cheap Imitation.

The encounter with John Cage’s Cheap Imitation for orchestra continues with the performance of the complete work (alongside music of Luigi Nono and Morton Feldman) at the Gardner Museum on November 1st, 2012 as part of Callithumpian Consort’s year-long celebration of the John Cage Centennial.

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