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John Cage: City Circus, Program VI

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

WNYC

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.

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So Many Marimbas...

Saturday, April 09, 2011

...And only an hour of music for marimbas and marimba-like instruments from various traditions on this New Sounds program. Hear from Oreka Tx, a duo from Spain, who perform on an instrument made of cedar called the Txalaparta (it looks like pairs of wooden planks and is struck with mallets.) Also, listen to an arrangement of Steve Reich's "Electric Counterpoint" for marimba by Svet Stoyanov, a Professor of Percussion at Peabody. Plus, Super Marimba - music by Payton MacDonald, one of the founders of Alarm Will Sound. MacDonald makes a melodic stream of multiple layers of marimba, using looping machines and delay pedals, which then becomes several different simultaneous rhythmic cycles. And more.

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John Cage: City Circus, Program VI

Wednesday, June 15, 1994

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.

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