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John Cage centennial celebration continues at Triple Canopy on May 10

Triple Canopy
155 Freeman St.
Thursday, May 10, $5 suggested donation, 7:30

John Cage, who died in 1992 just short of his eightieth birthday, would have turned one hundred this September. Brooklyn’s Triple Canopy continues its centenary salute to the highly influential musician, composer, artist, and theoretician on May 10 with the fourth part of Cage Transmitted: Celebrating + Playing John Cage, examining Cage within the context of his relationship with Marcel Duchamp, a friend and collaborator as well as a major inspiration. On Thursday night, Robert Whitman, whose work was recently featured at the Pace Gallery’s fine “Happenings” exhibition, will present “Inside Out,” a multimedia performance first staged at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1987 and based on Ulf Linde’s lectures on Duchamp. That will be followed by the first-ever public screening of Cage at the Dwan Gallery in 1982 reading his radio play, Marcel Duchamp, James Joyce, Erik Satie: An Alphabet, in which Cage meets the ghosts of Duchamp, Joyce, and Satie as well as thirteen other characters, from Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol to Brigham Young and Mao Zedong. It should be a fascinating evening.

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