The BSC performs John Cage's Song Books in Miniatures at the Dorrance Galleries

8 Dec 2012
13:00:00 - 16:00:00
Philadelphia Museum of Art

John Cage. Photo from *Newsworks and Cage: Beyond Silence websites*

About the Event

As with many of Cage's works, Song Books is indeterminate with regard to performance. In order to highlight the immense and open possibilities of the score, Cage: Beyond Silence offers audiences a rare opportunity to experience multiple versions of this work, further inviting audiences to engage with the ephemeral qualities of music so important to Cage.

The fourth and final version of Cage's Song Books brings the BSC’s members to the mainstage of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Dancing Around the Bride exhibition, for a series of intimate performances inspired by the backdrop of Raschenberg's Walkaround Time.

Bhob Rainey - Soprano Saxophone, Director;
Greg Kelley – Trumpet;
James Coleman – Theremin;
Liz Tonne – Voice;
Chris Cooper - Guitar and Electronics;
Vic Rawlings - Cello and Electronics;
Mike Bullock – Bass

For more information on this event and on the Cage: Beyond Silence festival, click here. For more information on the festival's co-presenter Bowerbird, click here.

Admission: free with museum admission
​Museum Admission: Adults: $20, Seniors: $18, Students: $14, Youth (13–18): $14, Children (12 & under): Free, Members: Free. Info: (215) 763-8100, more information here

Dorrance Galleries
Philadelphia Museum of Art
26th Street Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130