Cage Uncaged

On this day, 97 years ago, composer and class clown John Cage was born. In that year 1912, the Titanic also sank into the Atlantic Ocean, the Republic of China was created, and the 8-hour work day was established in the US. Clearly a lot has happened since that time. Back in 2007, WNYC-2 launched 24:33, A John Cage Festival, a 24+ hour celebration of his legacy, featuring a cross-section of his ground-breaking and playful works, audio and video tributes from his friends and colleagues, and an immersive web environment. Tonight, we hear his Bacchanale and The Seasons as well as tributes from Merce Cunningham and Meredith Monk.

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24:33, A John Cage Festival