Tuesday, February 04, 2003


John Snijders tells us that on 14, 15 and 16 February 2003 the twenty-piece Ives Ensemble (with Dance Works Rotterdam, Brabants Conservatorium and members of the Ricciotti Ensemble), in collaboration with de Ijsbreker, is organising a festival called “John Cage: Puur Toeval” (Pure Chance). Ten Cage pieces will be played in various locations throughout Amsterdam. These will be: ‘Cheap Imitation’ for 24 players (1969-72, Dutch première), ‘How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run’ (1967), ‘En Solo for Piano’ (1957-58), ‘Sixty-eight’ (1992, Dutch première), ‘Atlas Eclipticalis’ (1961-62), ‘A Book of Music’ (1944), ‘Speech 1955’ (1955, unsurprisingly), ‘Telephones and Birds’ (1977), ‘Freeman Etudes I – XVI’ (1977-80), ‘Solos for Voice’ (1958-70) and ‘Cartridge Music’(1960), and ‘Sixteen Dances’ (1950-51) – which is the world premiere of a new choreography by Ton Simons.

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