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John Cage’s Roaratorio: an Irish Circus on Finnegans Wake – BMCM+AC Listening Session

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


This second installment in our listening session series, led by Executive Director Jeff Arnal, will focus on John Cage’s 1979 composition “___, _______circus on _________,” a score/system created to translate any book into a performance without actors. Cage’s first realization of this score, “Roaratorio: an Irish Circus on Finnegans Wake,” was a 62-track found sound collage paired with live Irish music based on James Joyce’s famous book.
FREE for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $5 for non-members
Image: Hazel Larsen Archer, John Cage at Black Mountain College, ca. late 1940s–early 1950s, courtesy of the Estate of Hazel Larsen Archer and the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center


Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center


Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
56 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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