Music

MUSIC IN TIME | LECTURE ON THE WEATHER

Sponsored by: American Express

Venue: Woolfe Street Playhouse

Duration: Approximately 1 hour

Overview

John Cage composed his classic performance piece Lecture on the Weather as a celebration of the USA’s Bicentennial in 1976. Using texts by Henry David Thoreau, recordings of nature, and projections, Cage’s work is a prescient and timeless sonic rumination on environmental and social concerns. An excerpt from the work reads: “More than anything else we need communion with everyone. Struggles for power have nothing to do with communion. Communion extends beyond borders: it is with one’s enemies also. Thoreau said: ‘The best communion men have is in silence.'” Also on the program will be Canadian composer Anne Southam’s Natural Resources.

The Music In Time series also includes:
Tempus Fugit, May 28
Sounding Peace, May 31
Dialogues with Pedja Muzijevic, June 1