A Tribute to John Cage: Free Film Screenings


The University of Maine Intermedia MFA program is pleased to announce A Tribute to John Cage, free concerts and screenings dedicated to the music and creative legacy of American composer John Cage. The concerts will be held on Friday, September 21, 2012, at the Emery Community Arts Center on the University of Maine at Farmington campus at 7:30pm and on Sunday, September 23, 2012, at Minsky Recital Hall on the University of Maine at Orono campus at 2pm. The film screenings will be held on Tuesdays, October 16, 30 and Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 7pm in 100 Lord Hall, University of Maine, Orono.

A Tribute to John Cage concert series is part of an international celebration of the centennial of the birth of John Cage, considered one of the most influential and controversial artists of the 20th century. The concert will present a broad range of this pioneering composer’s work spanning 50 years. The concert includes performances by Grammy-Award winning pianist Paul Sullivan, internationally recognized percussionist Gustavo Aguilar and the UMF Experimental Arts Ensemble, and the experimental music collective Les Trois Etoiles. The films presented include the documentaries I Have Nothing to Say and I Am Saying It directed by Allan Miller on October 16, John Cage: A Music Circus, comprised of performances and conversations about the artist on October 30 and the composed film directed by Henning Lohner, The Revenge of the Dead Indians: In Memoriam John Cage on November 15.

These events are free and open to the public. A Tribute to John Cage is co-sponsored by the University of Maine Intermedia MFA Program, the University of Maine at Farmington Department of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry and the University of Maine at Orono School of Performing Arts.

For more information contact Bethany Engstrom at bethany.engstrom@maine.edu