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Friday, October 11, 2013

FREE! Music Scholars Lecture Series: "Extending Cage's Legacy", lecture by Professor Rob Haskins (University of New Hampshire); preceded by performance of Cage's "Cheap Imitation" (1969) for piano

Description:
In his trenchant survey of American music scholarship through the early 1980s, Joseph Kerman observed that Cage is an extremely slippery figure to wrestle with, because if you are profoundly serious about art, . . . there are not too many ways of dealing with someone who is profoundly unserious about it. Cage loved to disorient his interlocutorsto destabilize any single-minded view of him they might proposebut was so good at it that most people failed to recognize the serious intent behind such efforts. Since the late 1980s, many scholars have wrestled with his ideas with varying results. In this paper, I offer a provisional assessment of Cage's achievement, including unjustified and justified criticism of that achievement by other scholars; along the way I hope to point toward productive ways in which we can engage with and creatively extend Cages important legacy, using theater as my principal example. {Will appear in FYI on Oct 8, 2013
Start Time:
3:15 PM
End Time:
5:00 PM
Room:
Leah M. Smith Hall
Common Location Name:
Clarice Smith PAC
Web Address:
www.music.umd.edu/divisions/musicology_and_ethnomusicology/colloquia
Other Contact Information:
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center 301.405.2787 claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/


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