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All Things Cage
Weekly program featuring conversations between Laura Kuhn, Director of the John Cage Trust, and Cage experts and enthusiasts from around the world.
Weekly Program
Weekly program featuring conversations between Laura Kuhn, Director of the John Cage Trust, and Cage experts and enthusiasts from around the world.
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"All Things Cage" is a weekly program featuring conversations between Laura Kuhn, Director of the John Cage Trust, and Cage experts and enthusiasts from around the world. If youd like to propose a guest or a topic for a future program, write directly to Laura at lkuhn@johncage.org.Laura Kuhn presents the first recording of John Cages Europera 5, preceded by her reading Recollections of the Premiere Performance by Yvar Mikhashoff. This recording of Europera 5 was produced by Brian Brandt and released on the Mode Records label as Mode 36 in 1995, with performers Yvar Mikhashoff, Martha Herr, Gary Burgess, Jan Williams, and Don Metz. Europera 5 is the last and most diminutive of Cages operas " preceded by Europeras 1 & 2 (1984-1987) and Europeras 3 & 4 (1991) " and was instigated by pianist Yvar Mikashoffs desire for a small, more practical and portable, and more easily performed work in the series, which had its premiere in Buffalo at the North American New Musical Festival on April 12, 1991
This weeks guest is Paul B. Franklin, an independent scholar and a leading expert on Marcel Duchamp based in Paris and Cret. From 2000 to 2016, Paul was the editor in chief of the annual, bi-lingual scholarly journal Etant donne Marcel Duchamp, one of the most highly regarded publications devoted to the artist and his work. He also worked with Duchamps heirs for many years, managing the artists estate. Paul earned his doctorate in art history from Harvard University and has subsequently lectured and published widely. Among recent publications are The Artist and His Critic Stripped Bare: The Correspondence of Marcel Duchamp and Robert Lebel (Getty Research Institute, 2016) and Can one make works that are not works of art?: Marcel Duchamps Bottle Rack in Marcel Duchamp: Porte-bouteilles (Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 2016); in 2018, he curated the exhibition Brancusi & Duchamp: The Art of Dialogue at the Kasmin Gallery in New York, for which he also wrote the catalogue. In 2020, he curated Matisse in Black and White, also at Kasmin. Franklins exhibition Please Touch: Marcel Duchamp and the Fetish opened at the Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in London in 2021 and traveled to Paris in 2022. His most recent curatorial project, Marcel Duchamp and the Lure of the Copy, will open in October 2023 at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.

At the end of this weeks program well hear Margaret Leng Tan play John Cages Music for Marcel Duchamp (1947), courtesy of Mode Records (MODE 106, John Cage Volume 25, The Piano Works 4, 2002).
The late Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kenneth Silverman once described his "Begin Again: A Biography of John Cage" (Knopf, 2012) as the hardest book hed ever written. This was because, as he put it, pick up any rock and theres John Cage! Indeed, Cage was not only a world-renowned composer, numbering among his compositions the still notoriously tacet 433, but a ground-breaking poet, a philosopher, a chess master who studied with Marcel Duchamp, a macrobiotic chef, a devotee of Zen Buddhism, a prolific visual artist, and an avid and pioneering mycologist. He was also life partner to the celebrated American choreographer, Merce Cunningham, for nearly half a century, and thus well known in the world of modern dance. Episode 098. EVERGREEN

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Weekly program featuring conversations between Laura Kuhn, Director of the John Cage Trust, and Cage experts and enthusiasts from around the world.
00:57:07 1 Dec. 8, 2022
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