Edward Caine, Composer

The Chimera Ensemble: Within Cage Without Cage

Fri, 22nd Jun 2012 8.30pm
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York

In celebration of the centenary of the birth of composer John Cage, Chimera presents its own, suitably offbeat, homage with a concert containing nothing written by the man himself but turning instead to his own influences and the music he inspired. Whilst the bold modernism of early 20th-century Americans Charles Ives and Ruth Crawford Seeger fed into Cage’s own work, the evening also showcases pieces from prominent composers who were in turn stimulated by his revolutionary approaches: compatriots Earle Brown and Christian Wolff, and Japan's Toru Takemitsu. There's also a chance to hear the results of an exciting new collaboration between composer and York lecturer John Stringer and saxophonist James Mainwaring.

Concert will include the premiere of "Phnglui mglw nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah nagl fhtagn" by Edward Caine

There will also be a lunchtime concert at 1.00pm, featuring student compositions; tickets £2 on the door (free to Music Society members).

Tickets: £6; concessions £4; students £3

More Info: http://www.york.ac.uk/concerts/programme/thechimeraensemble22june/

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