Join us for 24:33, as WNYC's weekend overnight host Helga Davis guides us through 24 hours and 33 minutes of John Cage's recorded music, plus rare archival audio of interviews and live performances.
Wednesday, September 5th, 2007
Cage's Gift: An Unprepared World Meets the Prepared Piano
- Americathon at Merkin Hall (Feb 1983): WNYC Mesostic.
- WNYC's New Sounds (May 2000): Various recordings of the seminal "Sonatas and Interludes."
Cage unCaged: A Cross-section of his Output
1992: The Final Moments
- WNYC's Around New York (July 1992): John Schaefer interviews John Cage and pianist Michael Torre.
- WNYC Archives: Summerstage (July 1992): Joan La Barbara sings "Forever and Sunsmell"; "The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs," and "Nowth upon Nacht"
Noise vs. Sound
The Magic of Four
Operation Opera: John Cage and Leonard Lopate
- New York & Company (July 1988): Leonard Lopate talks with John Cage.
Kaleidoscopic Cage: Short Works
Meet the Composer
- Tim Page interviews John Cage in this WNYC-produced series
cAgeless Classics, Part One
cAgeless Classics, Part Two
- WNYC's New Sounds Live (November 1991): Benefit Concert for EAR Magazine with John Cage: "Haikus"
- WNYC Archives: Summerstage (July 1992): Joan La Barbara sings "Sonnekus"
- Joan La Barbara discusses John Cage
- Margaret Leng Tan discusses John Cage
- Meredith Monk discusses John Cage
- "A Chant with Claps"
- WNYC Archives: Arditti String Quartet at the Kaufman Cultural Center (February 1992): "6 Short Inventions for Seven Instruments" and "String Quartet in Four Parts"
cAgeless Classics, Part Three
The Radical Simplicity of John Cage
- New Sounds (Sept 2005): "The Radical Simplicity of John Cage" (featuring "In a Landscape" and "Dream")
- "Litany for the Whale": Excerpt
Thursday, September 6th, 2007
Expansion of the Sound Universe
- "Suite for Toy Piano"
- Back-to-back versions of "Credo in Us," from Wall-to-Wall John Cage at Symphony Space (March 1982) and from the WNYC Archives: Americathon at Merkin Hall (Feb 1983)
- "Williams Mix"
- "Imaginary Landscape No. 1"
- "Music for Carillon No. 1"
- "Europera 4"
- "Hymns and Variations"
- Concerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra
Roaratorio and James Joyce
The Unearthed John Cage Concerts: Strings, Conch Shells and Fire
- WNYC Archives: Rockland Country Performance with John Cage (ca. 1955): 34'46.776"
- Wall-to-Wall John Cage at Symphony Space(March 1982): Inlets
- "Litany for the Whale": Excerpt
Prepared Piano Revisited and John Cage Speaks
The Other MusiCircuses
- "Apartment House 1776" (mixed-media event)
- Reprise of back-to-back versions of "Credo in Us," from Wall-to-Wall John Cage at Symphony Space (March 1982) and from the WNYC Archives: Americathon at Merkin Hall (Feb 1983)
The Voice of John Cage
- John Cage and Morton Feldman in Conversation (1966-1967 on WBAI Radio in New York)
- "Series re Morris Graves" with John Cage, speaker (Introduction and Excerpt)
- "Indeterminacy": Excerpt (John Cage/David Tudor)
- Cologne/New York New Music/Neue Musik Marathon with John Schaefer (1989 at The Kitchen): "What You Say..." (two excerpts, with John Cage)
Playful Moments of Collage and Caprice
In Search of Lost Sounds: John Cage Remembered
The Final Performance
- WNYC Archives: WNYC Summerstage (July 1992): Joan La Barbara sings; John Cage's last public performance in "Four6"
- "The City Wears a Slouch Hat": Excerpt
Cage Clipped: The Many Faces of the Class Clown and Great Patriarch
24:33 Production Credits
Executive Producer: Limor Tomer
Producer: Alex Ambrose
Host: Helga Davis
Web Producer: Brad Cresswell
Additional Audio Editing: Eileen Delahunty
Special thanks to George Preston, Rex Doane, Andy Lanset, Laura Kuhn and the John Cage Trust, and Mode Records.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
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