SEPTEMBER 3, 4, 5 at 4PM (workshop)
SEPTEMBER 8 at 2PM (concert)
SASSAS, in partnership with Center for the Arts Eagle Rock and Harmony Project, presents:
KIDS PLAY CAGE
SASSAS, in partnership with Center for the Arts Eagle Rock and Harmony Project, is pleased to present Kids Play Cage, an educational and performance-oriented workshop for middle and high school students on the life and music of pioneering 20th-Century composer John Cage. Students will be introduced to the concept of indeterminacy and prepare for performance of select Cage works that call into question both what it means to be a musician and the experience of listening. John Cage was one of the most radical and influential composers of the 20th century. His work continues to influence artists of all genres into the present day. Each day of this workshop will focus on one of three specific themes present in Cage’s music: What is Music?, Silence, and Chance. Students will have the opportunity to interactively learn about these ideas through watching and discussing original footage of Cage, performing his compositions using traditional and non-traditional instruments, as well as the opportunity to compose music themselves. Students must possess curiosity and a love of music, but need not be well versed in an instrument to participate.
The workshop, led by Southland Ensemble Directors Eric KM Clark, James Klopfleisch and Christine Tavolacci will culminate with a FREE concert on Sunday, September 8th, featuring works by John Cage as well as student compositions.
About the Southland Ensemble:
Founded by Eric KM Clark, James Klopfleisch and Christine Tavolacci, the Southland Ensemble focuses on performing music from the experimental tradition, specifically music that deals with alternative methods of notation. The ensemble is flexible in size, with a core of eight members who possess a vast amount of experience within this musical tradition. For more information please visit www.southlandensemble.com.
Workshop: September 3, 4, and 5, 2013, 4-6PM
Kids Play Cage Concert: Sunday September 8, 2013 at 2PM
Workshop and Concert Take Place at:
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Blvd.
Eagle Rock, CA 90041
Enrollment is FREE, but limited to fifteen students.
Online registration required by Sunday September 1, 2013.
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