The exhibition Cage… Conceptualizing Cage now advances a set of hypotheses from the perspective of a new generation – formed in the 21st century more than the 20th – regarding the radical experimental project of the American composer John Cage (1912-1992).
Built from a series of “modules,” the show hand-picks a crucial set of Cage’s most influential indeterminate scores, and traces their impact on the first post-Cagean composing strategies of the 1960s. It will then turns to the question of how this field of radical experimentation is still being seized and translated in the present.

CAAA Center for Arts and Architecture Affairs, Guimarães, Portugal

2012