John Cage, 33 1/3, 1969. Installation view at daadgalerie Berlin, 1988–89. Courtesy of the John Cage Trust. Photo: Werner Zellien, © Archiv Broken Music

Wednesday, June 6 – 12noon-10pm {56 Broadway}

John Cage 33 1/3 (1969) performed by María Chávez and Audience
Conceived in 1969 as an audience participation work, John Cage’s original “score” simply stipulated that the gallery be filled with about a dozen record players and two- to three-hundred vinyl records. Museum visitors are encouraged to act as DJs and create a musical mix by playing records freely and thus performing the work. This realization will be performed by María Chávez and an open audience, with 300 records compiled by curator Jade Dellinger, including records chosen by Yoko Ono, Iggy Pop, Graham Nash, David Byrne (Talking Heads), Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music), Jack White (The White Stripes), Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Richie Ramone (The Ramones), Jad Fair (Half-Japanese), Alex James (Blur), Meredith Monk, Terry Allen, Irwin Chusid, Arto Lindsay (DNA & Lounge Lizards), Blixa Bargeld (Einsturzende Neubauten), Mike Kelley (Destroy All Monsters), S.A. Martinez (311), David Harrington (Kronos Quartet), Emil Schult (Kraftwerk), Pauline Oliveros, The Residents, Vito Acconci, The Art Guys, Martin Atkins (Public Image Ltd.), John Baldessari, Matthew Barney, Christian Marclay Joan LaBarbara, Jim Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha and William Wegman.