nief-norf Research Summit 2012: The Music of John Cage

Friday, June 1

6:30pm-7:30pm Conference Registration in Daniel Music Building, Furman University, outside Daniel Recital Hall

7:30pm nief-norf Research Summit Opening Remarks, Daniel Recital Hall

7:30pm John Cage Tribute Concert

     John Cage's FirstSecond, and Third Constructions, and Matthew Burtner's Six Ecoacoustic Quintets

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Saturday, June 2

8am Registration and coffee

Session 1: 9am - 10:30am (Harper Hall)

John Cage: History, Media, and Politics  (Chair: Erin Walker Bliss, University of Kentucky)

     1) Rebecca Kim (Northeastern University), "'As Acceptable to the Ear as a Cow Bell': Deconstructing Beethoven in Cage's First Construction"

     2) Kerry O'Brien (Indiana University), "John Cage, Max Neuhaus, and Aspen Magazine"

     3) David Patterson (Oak Park, IL), "Cage, Mao, and the Paradox of 'Politics'"

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10:30am-11:30am: Coffee

      During this coffee break, Nicasio Gradaille Peña will perform Cage's Sonatas and Interludes.

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Session 2: 11:30am-12:30pm (Harper Hall)

John Cage in Performance  (Chair: Bill Sallak, Kent State University)

     1) Nicasio Gradaille Peña (Conservatorio Superior de Música de Vigo, Spain), "John Cage's Solo for Piano as David Tudor Played it in the Premiere"

     2) Diane Luchese (Towson University), "John Cage's Organ2/ASLSP: Implications for Tempo, Rhythm, and Time"

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12:30pm: Lunch (catered outside Harper Hall) 

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Session 3: 1:30pm-3:00pm (Harper Hall)

John Cage and Percussion  (Chair: Andrew M. Bliss, University of Tennessee)

     1) Kyle Forsthoff (Lexington, KY), "Realizing the Potential in John Cage's Late Number Pieces for Percussion"

     2) Mike Truesdell (Juilliard), "Performing John Cage's 27'10.554"

     3) Ron Coulter (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), "Where were we? Where are we? Where are we going?: A Manifesto"

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3:00pm-3:30pm: Coffee

     During this coffee break, Kyle Forsthoff will perform Cage's Suite for Toy Piano.

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3:30pm-4:30pm: Keynote (Harper Hall)

Kyle Gann, Keynote

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7:30pm Outdoor concert at the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability

     Matthew Burtner, Six Ambient Extensions (World Premiere)

     Read more about Saturday's concert.

9:00pm nief-norf Research Summit Reception at the Furman University Center for Sustainability

11:45pm Diane Luchese, Organ2/ASLSP in McAlister Auditorium

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Sunday, June 3

Diane Luchese (Towson University) will be performing an 11-hour version of John Cage's Organ2/ASLSP beginning at 11:45pm Saturday night and playing until 10:45am Sunday morning. Please feel free to visit this performance throughout the night and morning. 

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Session 4: 9:00am - 10:00am (Harper Hall)

Music after Cage 

     1) Bruce Moser (Chowan University), "John Cage: Minimalist?"

     2) Bill Sallak (Kent State University), "Traffic/Light: Post-Cage Discourses on Silence"

10:00am: Diane Luchese's performance of Cage's Organ2/ASLP in McAlister Auditorium.

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