Evening 1: January 24, 7 pm
Note: This event was broadcast live from the front room at Norte Maar in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
For video footage of this event visit our youtube site.
Launching the first of twelve transmitted projects is a broadcast of John Cage delivering a lecture to students at Harpur College, Binghamton, NY on January 24, 1967. This event marks the first time the lecture has been heard since it was delivered exactly 45 years ago. A select group of choreographers and dancers perform in the space as Cage speaks and includes dancers of TAKE Dance, Lynn Parkerson Artistic Director of Brooklyn Ballet, Andrew Nemr, Rachel Cohen of Racoco, Benn Rasmussen + Megan Madorin + Edward Rice of Ardent August, Morgan McEwen of Gleich Dances, among others. Special thanks to DiJiFi for their assistance in digitizing Cage’s lecture.
Program Order / Transcript:
Intro – Todd Moe of North Country Public Radio
“Good Evening Bushwick! I’m Todd Moe, the voice of the North Country coming to you live from my kitchen in Norwood, NY, to the front room at Norte Maar in Bushwick, Brooklyn. This is the audio experiment we call: TRANSMITTED.
For those watching street-side on Wyckoff Avenue to those viewing online, welcome to the program.
Joining the worldwide celebration of the centennial of John Cage, Norte Maar and E.A.T., we present the first of twelve evenings titled “Cage Transmitted: Celebrating + Playing John Cage.”
Tonight’s transmission, the first of twelve unique performances, features the broadcast of John Cage delivering a lecture to students at Harpur College, Binghamton, NY on January 24, 1967. This is the first time the lecture has been heard since it was delivered exactly 45 years ago tonight.
An incredible group of dancers have joined us tonight to perform to the voice of John Cage. These include:
Benn Rasmussen, Megan Madorin + Edward Rice of Ardent August, Lynn Parkerson, Artistic Director of Brooklyn Ballet, Rachel Cohen of Racoco Dance Company, Morgan McEwen of Gleich Dances, Tap Dancer Andrew Nemr, and Kile Hotchkiss + Gina Ianni of Take Dance Company. The duration of tonight’s performance is 84 minutes.
Please cue the Cage lecture. Our Cage Transmitted: Evening 1 begins now.”
Ardent August featuring Benn Rasmussen, Megan Madorin, and Edward Rice:
Brooklyn Ballet featuring Artistic Director, Lynn Parkerson:
Racoco featuring Rachel Cohen:
Gleich Dances featuring Morgan McEwen:
Tap dancer Andrew Nemr of CPDPlus:
Take Dance Company featuring Kile Hotchkiss and Gina Ianni:
Signing Off – Todd Moe of North Country Public Radio
“And that concludes tonight’s transmission. Thanks to John Driscoll, tonight’s sound engineer, The Estate of Jack Tworkov for providing the recording of John Cage, DiJiFi for their assistance in digitizing the lecture. Special thanks to all our invited dancers. Tonight’s program was produced by Jason Andrew. Our call number is WWW.NORTEMAAR.ORG. I’m Todd Moe. Good night.”