Friday, 19 March 2010

The Anarchy of Silence - JOHN CAGE

John Cage (1912-1992) defined a radical practice of "experimental" composition that not only changed the course of modern music and dance but defined a new conceptual horizon for artistic practice in the late-20th century. Illuminating the relevance of Cage's contribution to contemporary art, Henie Onstad Art Centre presents the most extensive exhibition to be devoted to the artist since his death, and the first to focus on the historicization of the composer's oeuvre and its impact. 

Extract from the review of an exhibition at :

Henie Onstad Art Centre

The Anarchy of Silence - John Cage
25 February – 30 May 2010 

To read the whole review visit the e-flux blog here

There I also found some useful information on where to find out more about him. 
Cage on CD: A comprehensive CD and book entitled John Cage in Norway, documents Cage's visit to Norway in 1983, when he spent a week at The Henie Onstad Art Centre and a group of Norwegian musicians including Christian Eggen, Magne Hegdal, Kjell Samkopf and Rob Waring performed his works. John Cage in Norway comprises a 64-page booklet of new articles about Cage, a transcription of a conversation that Cage held at the State Academy of Art, a newly written article written by musicians who worked with him here in Norway and a number of hitherto unpublished pictures.

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