Wednesday, August 16, 7 pm


This second installment in our listening session series, led by Executive Director Jeff Arnal, will focus on John Cage’s 1979 composition “___, _______circus on _________,” a score/system created to translate any book into a performance without actors. Cage’s first realization of this score, “Roaratorio: an Irish Circus on Finnegans Wake,” was a 62-track found sound collage paired with Cage’s reading of his lengthy mesostic based on James Joyce’s famous book as well as live Irish music.

FREE for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $5 for non-members

Image: Hazel Larsen Archer, John Cage at Black Mountain College, ca. late 1940s–early 1950s, courtesy of the Estate of Hazel Larsen Archer and the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center