John Cage’s Japan Series
“What a wonderful project… this has never been done [before]. So, bravo!” —Laurie Anderson
Don’t miss out on this first-ever John Cage festival that focuses on Japan’s influence on this significantly influential composer of the 20th century! It kicks off with Paul Lazar’s Cage Shuffle, a solo performance of spoken texts that demonstrate Cage’s strong connection to Japan. Further ascertaining Cage’s inspiration taken from Japan, the festival continues with a series of innovative concerts curated by Tomomi Adachi, composer/musician and internationally recognized Cage expert, collaborating with the International Contemporary Ensemble, America’s leading performers of new work, as well as various international guest performers.
Noh-Opera / Noh-tation: Decoding John Cage’s Unrealized Project
November 16, 2023 – Preview Performance Added!
Cage Shock (Livestream)
December 7, 2023
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This fall, celebrate the pioneering Japanese spirit of the global avant-garde through a special season of symbiotic, genre-crossing programming.
Top Image: John Cage’s Japan Series © Photo by Yasuhiro Yoshioka, Courtesy of Sogetsu Foundation.
Support for John Cage’s Japan is generously provided by Doug and Teresa Peterson and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from Nancy and Joe Walker.
2023-24 Performing Arts Season Support
The season is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
Major support is generously provided by Doug and Teresa Peterson and Hisamitsu America, Inc. Endowment support is provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund, the John and Miyoko Davey Endowment Fund, and the Endowment for the Performing Arts, established with a leadership gift from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Additional support is provided by Nancy and Joe Walker, Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II, Dr. Jeanette C. Takamura, Estate of Alan M. Suhonen, and Friends of the Performing Arts. All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. is the official airline of the Japan Society Performing Arts Program. Yamaha is the official piano provider of Japan Society.
Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.