Thursday, September 20, 2012 | 8-9pm
Greenwich House Music School
46 Barrow Street, New York, NY 10014
Cross Streets: Between Bleecker Street and Seventh Avenue
Subways: 1 to Christopher St; A, B, C, D, E, F, M to W 4 St-Wash Sq
Buses: M20 to 7 Av S-Barrow St, M8 to Christopher St-Bleecker St
$10 Seniors and Students
In 1976, John Cage—who would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year—composed Apartment 1776, a commemorative work for the nation’s bicentennial. Cage’s music had long incorporated the concept of chance, derived from the ”I-Ching,” the classic Chinese book of divination, to determine elements of his compositions. Cage collected a group of works composed around 1776, and filtered these works through chance operations, removing essential features of the work until what remained was still audible but obscured, leaving calm, meditative impressions in their place. The result is a work that is at once nostalgic for an earlier time as well as surprisingly contemporary in its presentation. Thirteen Harmonies is a partial arrangement of this work completed in 1985 for violin and piano. It is performed here by Fung Chern Hwei on violin and Jenny Lin on piano.
Presented by Greenwich House Music School.