Episode #1052

John Cage: City Circus, Program V

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Wednesday, June 08, 1994

For this show, the fifth in the John Cage: City Circus series, hear words and music by John Cage. From an entire program of "Singing Through John Cage," recorded live at Central Park Summerstage in July of 1992, just a month before Cage died that August, vocalist Joan La Barbara performs Cage's setting of a text by e.e. cummings. Also, the Dutch ensemble The Barton Workshop, performs Cage's "Music for Six," where each player is an individual, reacting personally to pitches in a time frame and not to one another.

Plus, hear a piece by John Free, "A Conversation with John Cage." where a lecture and radio broadcasts are cut up, juxtaposed and turned against themselves, and augmented by feedback and other computer processing.

PROGRAM #        1052, John Cage/Citycircus, Program V  (First aired on 6/08/1994)                                                             





Joan LaBarbara    

live, Central Park, 1992

Forever and Sunsmell [5:30]

This performance not commercially available.  One exists on the record, “Joan La Barbara Singing Through John Cage," on New Albion records, NA035
Available at 

Thomas Georgi & Julie Haynes      

live, Woodstock, 1979

6 Melodies for Violin & Piano [10:30]


This performance not commercially available. 

Various Artists

The Devil's Staircase - Composers and Chaos                              

John Free:"A Conversation with John Cage [12:00]

Soundprints #SP9302

The Barton Workshop

Plays John Cage   

Music for Six [19:00]

Et Cetera #KTC 3002
Available at,, iTunes.

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