The Polygon Gallery, in collaboration with the Blueridge Chamber Music Society, will be staging a performance of Musicircus on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Written in 1967 by legendary composer John Cage, Musicircus brings numerous musicians and performers together within the Gallery over the course of one afternoon.
Musicircus at The Polygon Gallery
When: Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: The Polygon Gallery (101 Carrie Cates Ct, North Vancouver)
Musicircus is simple: as many musicians as possible are invited to perform anything they want and in any way they desire – all at the same time!
For Cage, the blurred lines between performer and listener, the lack of a dominant focal point, and the atmosphere of controlled chaos creates a democratic, inclusive piece that mirrors the amiably anarchic society he envisioned.
Performed in conjunction with Hannah Rickards’ installation One can make out the surface only by placing any dark-coloured object on the ground, and in collaboration with the Blueridge Chamber Music Festival, Musicircus is a uniquely powerful act of artistic community. Listeners also participate in the creation of the composition by moving around the venue. The event will feature compositions by Cage, including a performance on a specially prepared piano.
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