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Art: Performance

John Cage's How To Get Started


Thursday Nov 15, 2012 (7:30–9:30pm)

Thursday Dec 13, 2012 (7:30–9:30pm)



Symphony Space (Venue Partner)

2537 Broadway


Directions: Subway: 1,2,3, B, C trains to 96th Street (two stops from Times Square on 2,3 trains). Bus: M104 up- or downtown to 94th Street; M96 crosstown to Broadway



 2012 has seen many different celebrations to honor the centennial year of the late composer and artist John Cage. "How To Get Started," a collaborative experiment that explores improvisation and the origin of ideas that Cage first debuted in 1989, has rarely been performed in New York since its debut. In a special series of performances, pairs of noted writers and musicians will tackle Cage's complex work that blends sound art, performance, spoken word, and conceptual art. Playwright Wallace Shawn and his composer sibling Allen Shawn on November 15; and poet Robert Pinskywith singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding on December 13. 

Jason Diamond, Flavorpill