Child of Tree – A Celebration of John Cage by the Quiet Music Ensemble

On Saturday, 28 January at 6pm the Quiet Music Ensemble will perform a programme of John Cage in the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork. The concert celebrates 2012, as the centenary of Cage’s birth, and Child of Tree is a celebration of the unjustly neglected music he created in the last 20 years of his life, 1972 to 1992.

A major figure in Twentieth Century music, John Cage questioned most of the deepest held beliefs about what music is and can be. His philosophies, drawing upon spiritual practices from all over the world, are deeply considered and profound and were expressed artistically in many ways, including music, theatre, the visual arts and in written form.

The Cork-based Quiet Music Ensemble (QME) is dedicated to the performance of experimental music and to collaborative inter-disciplinary artistic creativity. The group avoids conventional concert-style staging and their performances often take place in new and unusual performance spaces.

Child of Tree is presented in association with the Triskel Arts Centre and supported by RTÉ lyric fm. The concert will be recorded for later broadcast on Nova, RTÉ lyric fm’s new music programme presented by Bernard Clarke.

Tickets are free and are available from the Triskel Arts Centre Box Office, Tel: 021 427 2022.

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