Third Coast Percussion
MoMA Sculpture Garden
Thursday, August 9
Better than: Watching almost any contemporary DJ, since Cage was mixing vinyl and live radio with live performance before World War II.
Some 69 years ago in 1943 (more than a decade before the first issue of the Village Voice was published), a 30-year-old composer named John Cage made his debut at the Museum of Modern Art. What he presented, some wrote at the time, was described more as "noise" than as "music," but that may not have bothered him too much.
"Percussion music really is the art of noise, and that's what it should be called," Cage wrote, and that statement was quoted in the program for "Revolution: The Cage Century," a concert by Third Coast Percussion in the Museum of Modern Art's sculpture garden that served as the final event of Thursday's daylong John Cage Day celebration.More »