((o)) radiator x – 121129 – cage centennial

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radia #396: some thing(s) from john cage + radia #345: lascia o radoppia?

[pls. scroll down for english version]

zum hundersten geburtstag: eine radiokunststunde für john cage. zunächst mit dem kanadischen künstlers mario gauthier, der einen kranz aus texten und klängen flicht. im anschluss warten wir mit einem musik-quiz an der schnittstelle von medien- und kunstgeschichte auf, das auf dem umweg über den italienischen avantgarde-komponisten walter marchetti zu cage führt.

credits und hintergrundinformationen: siehe unten


in occasion of the cage-centennial: a birthday radio art hour for john cage.

the first part comes from the canadian sound artist mario gauthier:

"Mario Gauthier performed an hour-long radiophonic piece containing excerpts of writings and compositions by John Cage for the occasion of his centennial on September 5, 2012. Mario has prepared an abridged version of the original broadcast for radio, the result flows in a stream of consciousness manner weaving Gautier voice, with Cage’s through text and and sound in an enticing dialogue." [RCK]

mario gauthier is a member of the montréal based ensemble Theresa Transistor. Find out more about their work at theresatransistor.ca

in the second part, we'll enjoy another time a very special quiz game at the intersection of media and music history – that will lead us again back to cage:

"In 1956 the 18 year old Walter Marchetti won an Italian tv quiz show. He went on to become a notable avant-garde composer (notably co-founding ZAJ) and a confirmed friend of John Cage, whom he helped win the same quiz a few years later. This piece attempts to revivify Marchetti's experience, using transcripts of the original television broadcasts." [E.B.]

"lascia o radoppia" was written by ed baxter and performed by the resonance radio orchstra london in july 2011.

miss.gunst would like to thank the following artists and sound collectors:
jovica for the space machine, corsica s for some beautiful radiator sounds;
mario gauthier and radio CKUT, montréal, as well as ed baxter, the resonance radio orchestra and resonance fm, london, for contributing to a very special cage centennial;
as well as radia.fm radio art network for being a crowd of incredibly creative partners.



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