Episode #1054

John Cage: City Circus, Program VII

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Wednesday, June 22, 1994

For this, the seventh edition of the John Cage: City Circus programs, hear the final radio appearance with John Cage, from July of 1992, just a few weeks before his death.  (This aired originally on the daily music performance show, Around New York.)  In this interview, Cage talks about the connection that his music shares with Erik Satie’s, and pianist Michael Torre performs live in the studio.  Plus, Cage charmingly shocks host John Schaefer with the tidbit that he does not have a sound system for playing music back at home.  The recording of the work, “Sonnekus” that rounds out the show, (featuring longtime Cage collaborator, Joan LaBarbara) is the first that Cage had heard. 

PROGRAM #        1054, John Cage/Citycircus, Program VII  (First aired on 6/22/1994)                                                          





Michael Torre     

Live, WNYC’s Around New York with John Cage  7/92

Satie: "Old Sequins and Old Breastplates" [6:00]

This recording not commercially available.

Joan LaBarbara    

Singing Through John Cage

Sonnekus, excerpt [4:30]

New Albion #035.
Available at 

Michael Torre     

Live, WNYC’s Around New York with John Cage  7/92

Cage:"ASLSP" [3:30]
Satie: “3 Distinguished Waltzes of a Jaded Dandy”

This performance not commercially available. The work appears on Mode #63

Joan LaBarbara    

Singing Through John Cage


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