Video: A Portland Circus on John Cage’s Silence

The 100th anniversary of the birth of John Cage brought an impressive amount of performances and tributes to the Rose City, but none were as expansive and impressive as the months long exhibit that went on at PNCA. It culminated in this evening of dance and music and sound on October 3rd of last year which saw about a dozen dancers moving freely throughout the space, reacting to the music being performed by a murderer’s row of Portland’s best avant musicians: Reed Wallsmith, Ben Kates, Matt Carlson, Richie Greene, and Catherine Lee among them. The above video-posted by one of the organizers of the event, Linda Austin-doesn’t do it near justice, but gives you a fairly large sampling of what went on that evening and is well worth about 11 minutes of your time and attention.

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