John Cage. Photo from *Newsworks *and *Cage: Beyond Silence websites.*
This event is part of the Cage: Beyond Silence festival, taking place from October 26, 2012 to January 20, 2013. This festival is presented by Bowerbird in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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.
This performance will feature Cage's Song Books (Solos for Voice 3–92, 1970) in a concert-length version by Joan La Barbara's New York City based Ne(x)tworks ensemble.
Joan La Barbara - voice
Shelley Burgon - harp & laptop
Yves Dharamraj - cello
Miguel Frasconi - glass & laptop
Stephen Gosling - piano
Ariana Kim - violin
Christopher McIntyre - trombone, laptop
Tickets: $15 general admission, $5 student admission - buy here
2nd Street above Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106