Presented by Bowerbird in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art


Number Pieces

The third and final part of our festival – At Least We Have Begun – takes place January 11 - 20 and assembles a staggering cast of internationally acclaimed and historically important performers.

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Sonatas and Interludes Rescheduled

Margaret Leng Tan's hurricane-cancelled performance of John Cage's Sonatas and Interludes has now been rescheduled for Sunday, December 16.

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From the PMP Music Blog

BSC director, Bhob Rainey discusses the freedom or lack of freedom within John Cage’s work: "The question about what freedoms that you have is a really good one with Cage’s work because often it’s misinterpreted as something that is extremely free, such that the performers can do what they want, when in fact, Cage is really specific about what you can do."

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Commenting 4’33”

Kevin Tomasura considers the multitude of receptions Cage's 4'33" has received over the years, daring to even explore comment section of Youtube.

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Sound American

As an exciting run up to our festival, Nate Wooley of DRAM has produced an exceptional Cage-focused (and festival-intertwined) edition of Sound American.

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PRESS: Philadelphia festival to celebrate Cage’s centennial

Philadelphia Inquirer Music Critic David Patrick Stearns spent some time with performers from the upcoming Cage: Beyond Silence festival discussing the challenging and often misunderstood work of John Cage.

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PRESS: Dada Ideas

The City Paper's Shaun Brady describes "How a trip to the Philadelphia museum of Art inspired the 20th century's most radical artists.

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Dancing around the Bride

While Cage: Beyond Silence and the PMA's Dancing around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp do not officially open until the end of October, September 5 was also key date for the much-anticipated exhibition.

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