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John Cage Celebration: PICO

September 14, 2012; 7:30 p.m.; Gallery B

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Programmed by Sarah Cahill
Doors 5:00
RE@DS: Norma Cole & Sara Wintz 5:30
John Kennedy performs John Cage's Lecture on Nothing 6:30

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Come celebrate John Cage’s one-hundredth birthday with video artist John Sanborn’s PICO (Performance Indeterminate Cage Opera), a sprawling, circus-like environment incorporating multiple aspects of Cage’s work, from Fontana Mix to the Europeras. Collaborating with sound artist Negativland, electronics wizard Wobbly, cellist/composer Theresa Wong, pianist Sarah Cahill, a group of dancers, Skip Sweeney and Roger Jones of Video Free America, and you, Sanborn pays tribute to Cage as well as Marcel Duchamp and Nam June Paik.

Sanborn uses “augmented reality” technologies to provide an interactive layer of historical notes, annotations, and commentaries from musicians, theorists, and video artists. Other collaborators include designers Megan Kelly-Sweeney and Leah Hefner, as well as dancers Joseph Copley, Margaret Cromwell, Carlos Venturo, Alyah Baker, Kelly Del Resario, and Katherine Wells. Please note this event is meant to be experienced while moving through the space; no seating will be provided.

For more information, visit http://opera-pi.co.
To receive a “task” to perform as part of PICO, contact perform@opera-pi.co

Tickets go on sale to the general public on September 7.

Before September 7, tickets are available exclusively to BAM/PFA members and Cal students, faculty, and staff. Admission to L@TE is $7; free for BAM/PFA members and Cal students, faculty, and staff. Advance tickets for members available online, in person at the BAM/PFA admissions desk, and by phone at (510) 642-5249. Cal students, faculty, and staff may obtain advance tickets at the BAM/PFA admissions desk with valid Cal ID. If a show is sold out, rush tickets may be available at the door beginning at 8 p.m.

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