This year is the centennial of the birth of John Cage. Concerts are being staged all over the world as musicians look to pay homage to Cage’s influence on avant-garde, classical, and even popular music. A list of events is available via the John Cage Trust website: http://johncage.org/2012/events.html
Most of these celebratory events are focused on performing one or more of Cage’s works, bringing his ideas and his music to a new generation. We decided to take a different path and have composed a piece in tribute to John Cage that we are preparing for an April premiere. This blog serves to document the process of working on the piece and its performance(s).