[ experimental/music ]
John Cage’s centenary year is over, but his monumental career is a little too large and unruly to be contained by the calendar. The third and final piece of Bowerbird’s Cage: Beyond Silence festival, presented in conjunction with the Art Museum’s “Dancing Around the Bride” exhibition, focuses on the composer’s “Number Pieces,” late-career masterworks that specify only the number of performers and spans of time to be filled by them. The pieces naturally change based on the musicians performing them, and for this occasion four leading Cage interpreters will combine for the first time — “deep listening” pioneer Pauline Oliveros, British improviser Keith Rowe, composer and Cage student Christian Wolff and guitarist/composer Michael Pisaro will perform “Four6” at International House on Jan. 13.
Jan. 11-20, free-$15, various locations, more info and schedule at cagebeyondsilence.com.