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September 27, 2012

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New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Reserve Film and Video Collection

"The world is teeming; anything can happen." — John Cage

 
Come celebrate the launch of NYPL's John Cage Unbound: A Living Archive with featured performances by one of Cage's pre-eminent interpreters, pianist Margaret Leng Tan. A panel discussion will follow.
 
 
 
John Cage Unbound: A Living Archive is an online record of John Cage's work and its evolving impact on music and performance. Browse the full archive of work below ... examine a collection of manuscript excerpts housed at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center ... watch videos of musicians, students, and performers from all walks of life interpreting Cage’s music ... most important, contribute your own video showing how you interpret Cage's music. Videos will appear on this homepage as the Living Archive grows. Cage believed that, following his detailed directions, anyone could make music from any kind of instrument — and so we welcome your interpretations of his music.

 

On September 5, 2012, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center celebrated the 100th anniversary of John Cage’s birthday by publishing a new edition of its Point iBook series. The free book explores Cage’s technique of preparing a piano. Download a copy.


 

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