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24:33 — Listen on Demand

Hosted by WNYC's Helga Davis

Monday, August 20, 2007

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

    cAgeless Classics, Part Three

    The Radical Simplicity of John Cage


    Thursday, September 6th, 2007

    Expansion of the Sound Universe

    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

    Chamber Ensemblance

    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

    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


    † simulcast on 93.9FM

    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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