Joining the worldwide celebration of the centennial of John Cage, Norte Maar will collaborate with E.A.T. to present Cage Transmitted: Celebrating + Playing John Cage. The twelve unique evenings, one occurring each month, will span the calendar year of 2012 and will include music, poetry, theater, happenings, visual art, and dance. Unless otherwise noted, the evenings will be broadcast live from the front room of Norte Maar’s apartment gallery—onto the street and live streamed on the web. Cage Transmitted music is co-curated by Eric Lamb and will feature violinist Erik Carlson, composer Phylis Chen, percussionist Nathan Davis, among others throughout the twelve evenings of 2012.
Evening 1: January 24, 7:00pm @ Norte Maar (83 Wyckoff Avenue, Corner of Wyckoff + Suydam Street)
Note: This event can only be viewed street side and will be webcast
Watch the live stream beginning at 6:45 pm EST at livestream.com/nortemaar.
Launching the first of twelve transmitted projects will be a broadcast of John Cage delivering a lecture to students at Harpur College, Binghamton, NY on January 24, 1967. This event marks the first time the lecture has been heard since it was delivered exactly 45 years ago. A select group of choreographers and dancers will perform in the space as Cage speaks and will include dancers of TAKE Dance, Lynn Parkerson Artistic Director of Brooklyn Ballet, Andrew Nemr, Rachel Cohen of Racoco, Benn Rasmussen + Megan Madorin + Edward Rice of Ardent August, Morgan McEwen of Gleich Dances, among others. Duration is 84”.
About Norte Maar: Norte Maar for Collaborative Projects in the Arts is a 501©3 arts organization with a mission to build community, foster artistic expression, and raise the imaginative energy in us all through collaborations. Norte Maar creates, promotes and presents collaborations within the disciplines of visual, literary, and the performing arts with an emphasis on community outreach. Norte Maar connects visual artists, choreographers, composers, writers and other originating artists with venues and each other.
About E.A.T.: Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) is a non-profit service organization that promotes the collaboration between artists and engineers and scientists to provide artists with access to new technology and to facilitate their participation in projects dealing with areas of social concern. E.A.T. was founded in 1966 by engineers Billy Klüver and Fred Waldhauer and artists Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Whitman to expand the kinds of collaborations that they experienced working on 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering, a series of music, dance and theater performances that incorporated new technology as an integral part of the work. It was at the 9 Evenings that John Cage performed his historic electronic work, Variations VII.