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Pauline Oliveros, Christian Wolff, Keith Rowe, and Michael Pisaro perform John Cages Four6
Price $15 General Admission, $5 Student
Age Suitability None Specified
Categories Alternative Jazz

Pauline Oliveros, Christian Wolff, Keith Rowe, and Michael Pisaro perform John Cage's Four6

Sunday, Jan 13, 2013 8:00p
International House Philadelphia, PA

Scored for a quartet with “any way of producing sounds,” Four6 is perhaps the most open of Cage’s Number Pieces. Offering no other directives than a series of time brackets, Four6 invites its players to individually choose and number 12 sounds that they are willing to make, and to begin and end them sometime during a set of fixed durations. As each performer has no knowledge of the others’ sounds beforehand, the result is unexpected and magical.

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Performers at this Event
Pauline Oliveros
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A pioneering figure of American avant-garde music, composer/performer Pauline Oliveros is an innovator in the fields of electronic music, improvisation, and meditative sound--a heightened state of sonic awareness that she termed “Deep Listening....
Christian Wolff
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Studied a few weeks with John Cage, but otherwise self-taught. Pianist, guitarist. Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Harvard. Pioneered scores in open instrumentation, in open cueing systems, scores for non-musicians, and, along with others, scores in verbal instructions only....
Keith Rowe
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British improvising musician Keith Rowe is one of the few musicians to truly redefine contemporary guitar playing. ~ Rovi
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International House
3701 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 387-5125
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