Thomas Moore performs the music of John Cage
Saturday, October 16 at 1:30 PM
BMCM+AC (120 College Street, Downtown AVL)
Presented as part of the Faith in Arts Institute
This performance of solo piano works by John Cage will feature compositions from the 1950s through the 1990s, including the often discussed but infrequently performed 4’33” — Cage’s “silent” piece of 1952 — as well as Variations II (1961), selections from the Etudes Australes (1974–75), and One5 (1990).
Free + Open to all
Pianist Thomas Moore has had a long association with the music of John Cage and other contemporary composers, including Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff, Olivier Messiaen, Thomas DeLio, and Stuart Saunders Smith. Cage, who wrote the solo piano work ASLSP at Moore’s request, said, “I am delighted that Thomas Moore plays my music, studies and thinks, writes and talks about it. He is an excellent musician, one in whom I have confidence and whose work I enjoy.”
Moore was the grand prize winner of the 1982 International Piano Recording Competition. His performances can be heard on Neuma Records, Chen Li Music, 10 West Records, O.O. Discs, and Spectrum Records. He has been featured on the Interpretations Series (New York), at the Smithsonian Institution, the San Francisco Center for New Music, Judson Church, Experimental Intermedia, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Contemporary Museum, and at dozens of colleges, universities and other venues. He has been Director of Arts and Culture at UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1995.