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RE:COMPOSITION, an evening of four performances dedicated to John Cage

event:    RE:COMPOSITION, an evening of four performances dedicated to John Cage

date:    Friday January 20 and Saturday January 21 in San Francisco at Southern Exposure and Fri, January 27 and Sat, January 28 at 8pm in Los Angeles at SCI-arc,

location:     A touring performance program traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles

tickets:     $15 general / $12 students/seniors; no advance purchase, available at the door only

what:     To honor California-native John Cage’s centenary and his liberating spirit, RE:COMPOSITION is a thematic program that considers how current compositional practices are enabling artists in a variety of disciplines to reconstitute aspects of their art creation. Though no John Cage compositions will be performed during RE:COMPOSITION, the program embraces the pioneering role which Cage played in the expansion and liberation of visual art and musical compositional practices both internationally and in California during the 20th Century. Artists, musicians, and writers contributing include Marc Barrite,  JD Beltran, Paul de Jong, Sandro Duckic, Joan Jeanrenaud, Scott Minneman, Joan
Retallack, and Michael Ives. All four new or adapted performance artworks explore some aspect of change in contemporary art from 1945 to the present, and pay tribute to earlier artists, from John Cage to Nan Hoover to Oskar Fischinger, who were influential on their careers while also utilizing their work as a point of departure for their own evolving creations. RE:COMPOSITION is being debuted as the inaugural performance program of Kaleidoscope of Pacific Standard Time, a web-based resource featuring interviews, artworks, and performance recordings by artists whose ideas contribute to California’s fertile contemporary art landscape. The two nights of performances in LA will be live-streamed via for those who cannot attend.

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