About Cage Day at the Avant Music Festival
Since its inception, we have celebrated John Cage during the annual Avant Music Festival. An inspiration and influence to us all, we organize our annual festival Cage Day around a theme loosely tied to the festival as a whole as it emerges each season.
The sixth annual festival Cage Day focuses on John Cage’s Hymn’s and Variations as performed by Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble, as well as a number of other works for voice and choir.
The fifth annual festival Cage Day featured an all-day performance of John Cage’s Variations IV and a fully staged realization of his final opera, Europera 5.
The fourth annual festival Cage Day celebrated Avant Media’s 10th year with a performance of Apartment House 1776 and an evening of Cage’s works for percussion and voice.
The third annual festival Cage Day celebrated John Cage’s 100th birthday with an afternoon performance by Vicky Chow of Sonatas and Interludes and an evening concert curated by the festival composers. The concerts were recorded for the album Cage, Unlocked released September 5th, 2012.
The second annual festival Cage Day featured our first fully chance-determined Song Books performance, inviting the audience to make some determinations about the lighting.
The inaugural Avant Music Festival