All posts tagged John Cage

The Art of David Tudor

The music of experimental composer David Tudor (1926-1996) has been collected and is being released as a seven disc set on New World records. A release party celebrating this historic collection is scheduled for Sunday, May 12, 5-7pm at the Emily Harvey Foundation (537 Broadway @ Spring Street). RSVP: or 908-322-5683. Norte Maar has taken special interest in promoting the work of experimental sound since producing the centennial series Cage Transmitted last year.

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Norte Maar, Cage Transmitted, John Cage, Bushwick

Norte Maar in collaboration with Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) announces the final Cage Transmitted Event celebrating an ambitious year of programming around the life, work and influence of John Cage in this the artist’s centennial year.

The event also coincides with the last day of the Mayan Calendar, which is supposed to bring about the end of the world.

In this final event we’ll be having a huge party at one of Bushwick’s coolest art houses, English Kills! We’re inviting artists, historians, and performers who participated in the Transmitted series throughout the year to join us once again (and possibly for the last time) in one single spontaneous 45 min theatrical event. Poets will read, dancers will dance, artists will create on spot and musicians will too. This event is a fundraiser to balance Norte Maar’s books … before it’s too late!

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Cage Transmitted with Simone Forti

Norte Maar, John Cage, Cage Transmitted, Simone Forti, Judson

On Monday, November 12, as part of the Cage Transmitted Series presented by Norte Maar and Experiments in Art and Technology, choreographer Simone Forti discussed her work and John Cage’s influence.

Forti, a postmodern legend with a near four-decade career, has created dances largely based on basic everyday movements. A noted dancer, Forti performed with Anna Halprin, Trisha Brown and Robert Whitman. Musically she has collaborated with La Monte Young, Richard Maxfield, Terry Riley, and Yoko Ono.

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Norte Maar, John Cage, Dumbo Arts Center, Julie Martin, Jason Andrew, Cage Centennial

Cage Transmitted Series Returns to Dumbo Arts Center: November 2012

Norte Maar and Experiments in Art and Technology once again pairs up with Dumbo Arts Center to present three exciting Cage Transmitted Events in November. All events will take place at 7pm at Dumbo Arts Center (111 Front Street, Brooklyn). All events are free. Seating is on a first come first serve basis.

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Norte Maar and Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) continue their exhaustive Cage Transmitted Series celebrating the centennial of John Cage, this time in collaboration with the National Academy Museum and with a durational dance performance titled Cage on Vinyl on Marley.

This historic event features a number of New York City’s great dancers and choreographers performing to vinyl recordings of John Cage’s music. The performance will be held in the National Academy Museum’s main gallery on the second floor, which currently showcases John Cage: The Sight of Silence.

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Norte Maar, Cage, John Cage, Cage Transmitted, Dumbo Arts Center

Dumbo Arts Center is pleased to present in collaboration with Norte Maar and Experiments in Art and Technology (E. A. T.): Cage Transmitted at Dumbo Arts Center. Ongoing through September 2012, this series of lectures and performances celebrates the centennial of John Cage.

What started nine months ago beginning with a dance installation in the front room at Norte Maar, continues to build momentum gathering collaborators and presenting artists through events celebrating the life and ideas of John Cage. Our program at Dumbo Arts Center will feature musical performances and lectures. For a full list of events Click Here.

All events are free. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at Dumbo Arts Center, 111 Front Street, Suite 212

Norte Maar, Stranger Attractor, Harvestworks, Danny McCarthy, Irene Murphy, Mick O'Shea, Anthony Kelly, David Stalling, Stephen Vitiello, electronic music, alternative, John Cage, Cage Transmitted

On August 13 + 14, Norte Maar with Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) hosted the Irish electronic (experimental) sound group Strange Attractor in collaboration with Harvetsworks, at the historic Harvestworks location in SoHo.

The durational performance lasted 4 hours and was both meditative and provocative. Bells, sticks, rocks, strings, drums, guitars, mini record players, trash bags, and more were played. Questions arose about seeing the sound versus hearing it. How does our experience of the sound change when we know how it is made? The group played with morphology of sounds and included recordings of John Cage’s voice throughout the night.

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photo courtesy of the artist

Norte Maar is thrilled to welcome cross-disciplinary performer and composer Atau Tanaka for special Valentine’s Day edition of our Cage Transmitted series. Tanaka will be joined by sound artist Bubblyfish for an evening of genre-defying experimentation.

In 1966 John Cage conceived an ambitious work correlating physical space and broadcast media. Variations VII was intended to transform an architectural space, The Armory in New York City, into a broadcast space, in which telecommunications technologies such as radio, television and open telephone lines would bring global media transmissions and the urban environment of New York into a live performance. On 29 February 2008, Variations VII was performed in the UK for the first time, a performance which was also its European premiere and the first time it had been performed outside of the USA. The performance took place at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, as part of AV Festival 08, and was performed by Newcastle duo, :zoviet*france:, Matt Wand and Atau Tanaka.

Next week at Norte Maar, Tanaka will present documentation from the 2008 performance of Cage’s Variations VII at the Baltic in Newcastle upon Tyne. We will also see extracts from Cage’s original 1966 performance in Barbro Schultz Lundestam’s documentary film. Afterwards, Tanaka will give a short performance of Pure Data running on a battery of iPhones, sampling and resampling things and nothings, in hommage to Cage. Bubblyfish presents a participatory situation specifically for Norte Maar, that might involve anything from sounds to Post-It notes.

Please join us the evening of Feb 14, either street side outside our gallery space or online through our livestream, for an innovative performance based tribute.

Norte Maar’s upcoming project, Cage Transmitted, was previewed by Free103Point9. As part of a worldwide celebrating the centennial of composer and philosopher John Cage, Norte Maar offers our contribution of a twelve part performance series. The first installment will take place this upcoming Tuesday, January 24, 7 pm in our gallery space.

Each event will include cross-disciplinary performances featuring poetry, dance, music, visual art and theater. Beginning next Tuesday, the transmissions will be live streamed here.

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