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Episode #1053

John Cage: City Circus, Program VI

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Wednesday, June 15, 1994

Ryoanji Ryoanji, zen garden (Kyoto, Japan) (Cquest/Wikipedia Commons)

In the sixth of these special City Circus programs, listen to a show based around Cage’s connection to Japan and fascination with things Japanese, like Haiku poetry, Zen Buddhism, and traditional Japanese instruments.  Listen to a WNYC recording of a live performance on traditional Japanese instruments of Cage’s work “Ryoanji” inspired by the famous rock garden in Japan.  

HEAR AN EXCLUSIVE LIVE PERFORMANCE ON TRADITIONAL JAPANESE INSTRUMENTS OF CAGE’S WORK “RYOANJI” INSPIRED BY THE FAMOUS ROCK GARDEN.

Also, from the same concert, hear a work by the late Katsutoshi Nagasawa (1923-2008), one of many contemporary Japanese composers who looked to Cage as a primary source of inspiration. Then, listen to a series of duets based on the haiku form by Cage, as performed by Newband.  Plus, Cage’s twisted and abstract arrangements of many Beatles tunes, commissioned and recorded by Aki Takahashi.

PROGRAM #        1053, John Cage/Citycircus, Program VI  (First aired on 6/15/1994)                                                            

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Aki Takahashi     

Hyper Beatles      

Cage: "The Beatles (1962-1970)”

Angel #54155
Try www.arkivmusic.com

John Cage         

Music from Japan, live 3/6/88                              

"Ryoanji"[16:00]

This performance not commercially available.  The piece appears on Mode Records #41, and many other recordings

Katsutoshi Nagasawa          

 

Music from Japan, live 3/6/88                              

"Phantasmagoria"     [17:00]

This performance not commercially available.  Some of Nagasawa’s works are available at Arkiv Music

Newband 

Partch, Cage, et.al.- microtonal works

"Haikai” [8:00]

Mode, #18
www.moderecords.com

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