Between 1972-1974. New York. When Cage had recourse to an agent, he chose Artservices, founded in 1972 by Jane Yockel (1926-1990), Mimi Johnson, and Margaret Wood; his agent mainly being Mimi Johnson.

 

Prior to or during January 1972. Interviewed by King Kong International (Cage/Anonymous 1972).

 

January 4-29, 1972. New York, Martha Jackson Gallery, 32 East 69th Street. Exhibition, Concept & Content. Not Wanting to Say Anything about Marcel on exhibit (Anderson, L. 1972; Kramer, H. 1972).

 

January 1972. Berlin, Galerie Kleber (Uhlandstra§e 184), Cage Objekt-Õ72, Objekt und Graphik von Mark Brusse; Kompositionen von Cage (January 10-28, fifteen afternoon concerts). Attended exhibition on his work by sculptor Mark Brusse and performances of his music by Eberhard Blum, Variations I; Dorothea Brinkmann (contralto); Peter Roggenkamp (piano); Claude Lelong (viola); Christoph Kapler (violoncello) (Burde 1972a; Stuckenschmidt 1972a).

 

1972. Composed 52/3.

 

Prior to January 26, 1972. Wrote On Dylan Thomas [text].

 

January 29, 1972. Cologne, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Musik der Zeit. S.E.M. Ensemble performed Song Books.

 

February 1, 1972. Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Academy of Music. Performed with Gordon Mumma, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: first performance of 52/3 to Landrover (Barnes, C. 1972).

 

February 6, 1972 or earlier. Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Academy of Music. Performed with Gordon Mumma, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham: How to Pass, Kick, Fall, and Run and Event # 26 (Kisselgoff 1972).

 

February 28, 1972. Ypsilanti, Michigan, Eastern Michigan University. Performed Mureau; Ann Arbor, Michigan. Interviewed by Catherine Kalbacher (Kalbacher 1972, 142, 157).

 

March 17, 1972. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Moore College of Art. Performed Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) Continued 1971-1972.

 

April 1972. Witten, Wittener Tage fŸr neue Kammermusik. Music for Amplified Toy Pianos performed; Cage not in attendance.

 

April 1972. Albany, New York, State University of New York, Electronic Music Studio. Composed Bird Cage (completed later that month in New York) and produced tapes, assisted by Joel Chadabe; performed (Chadabe 1972; Chadabe 1975, 173; Chadabe 1983).

 

April 1972. Wrote How the Piano Came to Be Prepared.

 

April 3-May 4, 1972. Filmed by Hans G Helms for Bird Cage/73'20.958" for a Composer.

 

April 7, 1972. New York. Interviewed by Hans G Helms (recordings).

 

April 10, 1972. New York. Attended memorial service for Stefan Wolpe and was, with Hilda Wolpe, Milton Babbitt, and Elliott Carter, among those who spoke (In Memoriam S. W.).

 

April 13, 1972. San Francisco, California, San Francisco Museum of Art. San Francisco Conservatory of Music New Music Ensemble performed HPSCHD; Cage presumably not in attendance (Commanday 1972).

 

April 14, 1972. Letter to Scott Kenney (Cage 1987-1988d).

 

April 14-15, 1972. San Francisco, California, Project Artaud. San Francisco Conservatory of Music New Music Ensemble performed HPSCHD; Cage presumably not in attendance.

 

April 16, 1972. Letter to Boudewijn Buckinx, in which Cage described the essence of the first version of Variations VIII as Òmachines themselves without anything given to them (e.g. tape machines without tapes).Ó The work was not written down until 1976 (Buckinx 1972, 170).

 

April 17, 1972. New York, Steinway and Sons Pianos Bulding (109 West 57th Street), basement. Performed Winter Music for film by Hans G Helms with Maro Ajemian, Louise Basbas, Justin Blasdale, Philip Corner, Arnold Epstein, Don Gillespie, Edna Golanski, Doris Hays, Carla Hubner, Jeanne Kirstein, Titiana Mardikian, Stephen Mayer, Frederic Rzewski, Grete Sultan, Margaret Tan, Katherine Teves, David Tudor (Helms 1972 [films]).

 

May 4-9, 1972. Bremen, Pro musica nova, organized by Hans Otte, Radio Bremen. Attended; performed with David Tudor: Mureau (Cage, announced as Mueau) with Tudor, Rainforest (Tudor) (May 5, Gro§er Glockensaal); Sixty-two Mesostics re Merce Cunningham (Cage) with Tudor, Untitled (Tudor) (May 8, Sendesaal); opening of exhibition ÔHšren und Sehen: Texte–Bilder–EnvironmentsÕ (May 6-June 6); Peter Roggenkamp performed Music for Marcel Duchamp (May 6, Kunsthalle); interviewed by Gerhart Asche and Nikša Gligo (Asche 1972; Bachmann, C.-H. 1972c; Bachmann, C.-H. 1972d; Bachmann, C.-H. 1972e; Baucke 1972a; Baucke 1972b; Cage/Asche 1972; Cage/Gligo 1973; Eberle 1972; Haessig 1972; Hommel 1972a; Krellmann 1972a; Krellmann 1972b; Krellmann 1972c; Lesch 1972a; Lesch 1972b; Lesch 1972c; Lesle 1972b; Lex 1972; Limmert 1972a; Limmert 1972b; Matysiak 1972; Mšnch 1972; Mumma 1975b, 311-312; Polaczek 1972b; Tudor/Scheib 1996; Wei§bach 1986; ZŸghart and Neubauer 1972a; ZŸghart and Neubauer 1972b).

 

May 12-15, 1972. The Hague. Attended; Doris Hays (piano), the Residentie Orkest, Richard Dufallo conducting, performed program, Het land van Cage: Concerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra, as well as music by Henry Brant, Earle Brown, Charles Ives, Edgard Varse (May 13, evening, Nederlands Congresgebouw); public conversation with Ton de Leeuw (May 13, late night, HOT Theater?); Mobiel Ensemble Nederland coached by Jan Stulen gave first performance of Cheap Imitation [version for orchestra, 24 instruments], pronounced public rehearsal by Cage (May 13, late evening, Nederlands Congresgebouw); lectured, performed Cheap Imitation (piano version) and read from Diary: How to Improve the World; WGBH-TV presented (May 13, afternoon, HOT Theater); Mobiel Ensemble Nederland and Jan Stulen performed Atlas Eclipticalis and Cheap Imitation (orchestra version) (May 14, evening, Congresgebouw) (Becker-Carsten 1972; Cage 1973e, xiv-xvi; Cage 1979c, 93; Cage/Charles 1976, 183-184; Kullberg 1972; Paap 1972; Parool 1972; Vermeulen 1972a; Vermeulen 1972b; Vlasakker 1972; Volkskrant 1972).

 

May 18, 1972. Bonn, Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Konzerte der Stadt Bonn, Tage Neuer Musik. Performed with David Tudor, Mureau with Rainforest (Tudor); Johannes Gšhl, Vincent Schab, Josef Anton Riedl, Chris Price, slide and light environments (Bachmann, C.-H. 1972a; Bruck 1972).

 

May 22, 1972. London, Royal Albert Hall. Performed with David Tudor: Sixty-Two Mesostics re Merce Cunningham (Cage) with Tudor, Untitled (Tudor); Mureau (Cage) with Tudor, Rainforest (Tudor); interviewed by Joan Bakewell (Cage/Bakewell 1972; Jack 1972a; Music 1972; PHS 1972a; Sadie 1972).

 

June 1972. In Paris (Cage 1973h, 192).

 

Prior to June 6, 1972. Presumably performed in Brussels and Frankfurt (Funk 1972; Oesch 1972a).

 

June 6, 1972 [according to U.I. 1972 June 5]. Basle, Stadttheater, Foyer. Performed with David Tudor, Mureau, simultaneously with David Tudor, Rainforest (Tudor); interviewed by Thomas Lehner (Bachmann, C.-H. 1972b; Erni 1972; HŠusler, R. 1972a; Holliger/Bachmann 1991; Huber, C. 1972a; Knauer 1972; Lehner 1972; Lyotard 1972, 66; Mangold 1972; MŸry 1972; My. 1972; Oesch 1972a; RŸedi 1972).

 

Mid-June 18, 1972. Berne, Helmhaus, Kammerkunsthalle. John Cage: Partituren, Geschichten, Plexigramme, Siebdrucke (U.I. 1972; Werk 1972).

 

June 1972. Netherlands, Holland Festival. During rehearsal withdrew Cheap Imitation (orchestra version), to be performed by Mobiel Ensemble, coached by Michel Tabachnik, from performance (Cage 1973h, xiv; Cage 1979c, 93).

 

June 1972. Rotterdam. Dutch National Ballet first performed Twilight, choreographed by Hans van Manen on The Perlious Night; performed March 2, 1973, Stratford-upon-Avon, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, by the Royal Ballet (About the House 1973).

 

June 28, 1972. Birmingham, England, Arts Lab. Arts Lab Sound Workshop performed Variations V (Potter, K. 1972).

 

June 30, 1972. New York, New School for Social Research, Auditorium, sixtieth-birthday concert: Gordon Mumma, Philip Corner, James Fulkerson, Max Neuhaus and Gregory Reeve performed: Song Books (Mumma), Atlas Eclipticalis (Mumma, conductor; Fulkerson, trombone; Neuhaus and Reeve, percussion) with Winter Music (Corner); Nam June Paik film A Tribute to John Cage shown; Cage not in attendance (Ericson 1972a ; Johnson, Tom 1972).

 

July 2, 1972 (6 pm). Pamplona, Ciudadela, Sala de Armas, Encuentros de Pamplona (June 26-July 3), organized by Grupo Alea. Performed with David Tudor: Sixty-Two Mesostics re Merce Cunningham with Tudor, Untitled (Tudor) (Cage/Charles 1976, 212n; Charles 1972; Charles 1973a; Esteban 1972; Jameux 1972; Jover and Amestoy 1972; Perez Ollo 1972; Sarmiento Garc’a 2002).

 

July 11-18, 1972. Berlin, Woche der Avantgardistischen Musik Berlin: Spiel Klang Elektronik Licht (July 11-18), organized by Walter Bachauer, Berliner Festspiele, Berliner Kunstprogramm of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. Attended in part; performed with David Tudor, ÔAn EventÕ (Mureau with Tudor, Rainforest, July 11, 1972, Akademie der KŸnste, Studio); with Cornelius Cardew, Morton Feldman, Frederic Rzewski and David Tudor, participated in the first performance of Morton Feldman, Five Pianos (Pianos and Voices) (July 16, Sender Freies Berlin, Gro§er Sendesaal Masurenallee); David Tudor, Frederic Rzewski, Cornelius Cardew, Antoinette Vischer performed HPSCHD, technical realization by Josef Anton Riedl and ensemble (July 18, Philharmonie, foyer and concert hall); made the acquaintance of Joan La Barbara (Burde 1972b; Cage/Sweeney-Turner 1991, 4; Endlich and Hšynck 1988, 119-120; KŸhn, H. 1972; La Barbara 1977; Sz‡nt— 1992; Woodard 1991).

 

July 13, 1972. Flight between Frankfurt am Main and Basel. Wrote July 13, 1972 (Cage 1973JULY).

 

Early August 1972. New York. Interviewed by Theodore Price (Price, T. 1972).

 

August 13, 1972. London, Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, BBC Proms, International Carnival of Experimental Sound (August, Harvey Matusow, initiative). At opening concert, David Tudor, Richard Bernas, Cornelius Cardew, Annea Lockwood, Frederick Page, John Tilbury and Roger Woodward performed HPSCHD; Cage presumably not in attendance (Chapman, E. 1972; Moore, Ch. 1972; Sutcliffe 1972).

 

August 30, 1972. Munich, Bayerischer Rundfunk (Rundfunkplatz 1), Musik Film Dia Licht Festival (August 29-September 2), Kunstprogramm der XX. Olympischen Spiele. Attended, gave first performance of Bird Cage, with Monobird by David Tudor (live electronics, first performance) (Studio 2, evening); Nam June Paik, Tribute to John Cage and John Cage, WGBH-TV shown (September 1, Studio 1, afternoon) (FrŠnkel 1972; Koch, G.R. 1972b).

 

September 5-8, 1972. Shiraz and Persepolis, 6th Festival of Arts Shiraz-Persepolis (August 31-September 8). Performed with Gordon Mumma. David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Open Air Theatre Event (September 5, evening, Shiraz, Open Air Theatre); with Gordon Mumma and David Tudor: Bird Cage (Cage) with Monobird (Tudor); Mumma performed Mumma, Ambivex (September 7, evening, Shiraz, Open Air Theatre); Persepolis Event (September 8, evening, Persepolis) (New Yorker 1973; Vaughan 1997, 186).

 

September 1972. Venice, Biennale di Venezia, 35th International Festival of Contemporary Music. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company (two performances at the Teatro La Fenice, one at a theater in Mestre, and one on the Piazza San Marco, Event); participated in panel discussion (Kagel 1975, 28; New Yorker 1973; Vaughan 1997, 186).

 

September 1972. Belgrade, Museum of Modern Art and Atelier 212, Theatre, BITEF Festival. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, among other pieces Canfield, which won the grand prize of the BITEF Festival (Vaughan 1997, 186).

 

September 22, 1972. Warsaw, Sixteenth Warsaw Autumn. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Cheap Imitation [piano] to Second Hand; David Tudor, Rainforest; Gordon Mumma, Telepos to TV Rerun (Kondracki 1972a; Vaughan 1997, 186).

 

September or October 1972. London, SadlerÕs Wells Theatre. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company (Vaughan 1997, 186).

 

Early October 1972. Cologne, Opera House. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company (Vaughan 1997, 186).

 

Early October 1972. DŸsseldorf. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company (changed from Kunsthalle to the premises of a nearby restaurant), Event (Vaughan 1997, 186).

 

October 3, 1972. Hattingen, S-Press Studio. Recorded Mureau (recordings).

 

October 1972. Grenoble, Maison de la Culture. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company (Vaughan 1997, 186).

 

October 1972. Milan, Teatro Lirico, Milano aperta. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company (Vaughan 1997, 186).

 

October 1972. Paris, ThŽ‰tre de la Ville, Festival dÕautomne. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Event (Vaughan 1997, 186).

 

October 17-November 17, 1972. Kingston, Rhode Island, University of Rhode Island, Fine Arts Center, ÔJohn Cage: GraphicsÕ, Mushroom Book on exhibit.

 

October 20-22, 1972. Donaueschingen, Donaueschinger Musiktage: attended reception in his honor (October 21, morning); first presentation of Bird Cage/73'20.958" for a Composer, film by Hans G Helms (October 21, afternoon and evening) (Anders 1972; Bitz 1972; Bšhmer 1972; Burde 1972c; Cage 1973h, xii; CossŽ 1972; Herbort 1972; Heyd 1972a; Heyd 1972b; Hommel 1972b; Hw. 1972; Jungheinrich 1972; Koch, H. W. 1972a; Koch, H. W. 1972b; Krellmann 1972d; Lewinski 1972; Lichtenfeld 1973; Lienert 1972; Limmert 1972c; LohmŸller 1972; Lonchampt 1972; LŸck, R. 1972; Ludewig 1972; MathŽ 1972; Panke 1972; Polaczek 1972c; Rexroth 1972; Ringger 1972; Schnebel 1973a, 9; Schšnfeldt 1972; Schorr 1972a; Schorr 1972b; Schwinger 1972b; Trumpff 1972; Werner, R. 1972).

 

November 3, 1972. New York, New York University, Loeb Student Center (Washington Square), Prospective Encounters, presented by the New York Philharmonic. Michael Tilson Thomas conducted and moderated program (shared with David Del Tredici) including Credo in Us, Quartet from She Is Asleep, performed by Gordon Gottlieb, Richard Fitz, Howard Van Hyning, Raymond Des Roches with Paul Jacobs (piano), and selections from Sonatas and Interludes (Tilson Thomas); Cage and Del Tredici in attendance; question periods (Ericson 1972b; Kerner 1972).

 

November 28-December 1, 1972. Toronto, Ontario, Ontario College of Art. 36-Hour Cage-In celebrating his sixtieth birthday, organized by Udo Kasemets; Cage not in attendance (Littler 1972).

 

December 17, 1972. London, Round House. Musicircus performed, realized by Jocelyn Powell; Cage not in attendance (Horner 1972; PHS 1972b).

 

December 20, 1972. Hamburg, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Das Neue Werk, 138. Abend. Das Sinfonieorchester des NDR, Michael Gielen, coach and pianist, performed Cheap Imitation (orchestra, twenty-five instruments) in shared program with music by Pierre BartholomŽe and Helmut Lachenmann; Cage not in attendance (Baucke 1972c; Becker-Carsten 1973; Dannenberg 1972; Dannenberg 1973; Hofmann, W. 1972; Hofmann, W. 1973; Lesle 1972a; Tomzig 1972; Wagner, K. 1973a; Wagner, K. 1973b).

 

1973. Cincinnati, Ohio, Carl Solway Gallery. Exhibition.

 

1973. Seattle, Washington, Madrona Dance Studio and Opera House. Merce Cunningham conducted master classes.

 

1973-April 1973. Cuernavaca, Mexico and Plattsburgh, New York. Wrote Series re Morris Graves [text].

 

Prior to January 21, 1973. New York. Interviewed for The New Yorker (New Yorker 1973).

 

January 21, 1973 (afternoon). New York, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Alice Tully Hall (Broadway and 66th Street), New and Newer Music Series, A John Cage Retrospective in observance of his sixtieth birthday year: The Ensemble, Dennis Russell Davies, conductor, performed 27'10.554" for a Percussionist (Roy Pennington, Gordon Gottlieb), Cheap Imitation (orchestra coached by Cage, led by Davies from the piano), Concert for Piano and Orchestra (Max Lifchitz, piano), Music for Wind Instruments; Cage probably in attendance; interviewed previously by Jan Hodenfield (Henahan 1973a; Hodenfield 1973; Johnson, Tom 1973a; New York Times 1973; New Yorker 1973; Schonberg 1973).

 

February 6-7, 1973. Fredonia, New York, State University College at Fredonia, Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center. Performed with David Behrman, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Events (beginning of winter tour).

 

February 9-10, 1973 (evening). Stony Brook, New York, State University of New York, University Gymnasium. Residency. Performed with David Behrman, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Gymnasium Event (February 10).

 

February 15-16, 1973. MontrŽal, QuŽbec, UniversitŽ de MontrŽal, Centre communautaire, Musialogues, 2 JournŽes avec John Cage. LÕAtelier-laboratoire de la FacultŽ de musique, directed by Robert LŽonard, performed Amores, She Is Asleep, Suite for Toy Piano, and The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs; ÔPeut-on conna”tre John Cage?Õ: public conversation with Maryvonne Kendergi; question period (February 15, evening, 2332 Edouard-Motpetit); Musialogue Midi with students of the faculty (February 16, afternoon, 2375 C™tŽ Ste. Catherine); film du service de la recherche de lÕORTF; Mureau, collective performance with students of the faculty (February 16, evening, 2332 Edouard-Motpetit) (Rivest 1997b; ThŽriault, J. 1973).

 

February 18, 1973. Princeton, New Jersey, Mc Carter Theatre. Performed with David Behrman, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Event.

 

February 21, 1973. New York, Town Hall. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, lecture-demonstration; CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

February 22, 1973 (afternoon). New York, PS 41 (116 West 11th Street). Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Event; Cage possibly participated.

 

March 7, 1973. New York, Columbia University, McMillin Theater (Broadway at 116th Street), John Cage 60th Birthday Retrospective Concert. The PerformersÕ Committee for Twentieth-Century Music (Cheryl Seltzer and Joel Sachs, directors) performed 59 1/2" for a String Player (viola); Aria; Dream; Experiences No. 2; Imaginary Landscape No. 4; First Construction (in Metal); Five Songs for Contralto; Music for The Marrying Maiden; Sonata for Clarinet; Suite for Toy Piano (with dance); Three Dances; Experiences No. 2 and Suite for Toy Piano with the Gail August Dancers; Cage in attendance (Masheck 1973, 76).

 

March 15, 1973. Brooklyn, New York, Saint AnnÕs Episcopal Church, Auditorium. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company gave informal performance; CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

March 22-25, 1973. Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Academy of Music. Performed with David Behrman, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Event #65 (March 22, including Signals, Cartridge Music to first performance of Changing Steps, Loops and TV Rerun); Event #66 (March 23); Event #67 (Canfield) (March 24); Event #68 (March 25, matinee) (Kisselgoff 1973).

 

March 27-29, 1973. Albany, New York, State University of New York. Residency of Merce Cunningham and Dance Company; lecture demonstration; Cage possibly participated (March 28). Performed with David Behrman, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Gymnasium Event #69 (March 29).

 

March 30-April 1, 1973. Ithaca, New York, Cornell University. Residency Merce Cunningham and Dance Company; lecture demonstration (with Gordon Mumma only, March 31); performed with David Behrman, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Gymnasium Event #70 (April 1).

 

April 3-4, 1973. Geneseo, New York, State University College. Residency Merce Cunningham and Dance Company; lecture-demonstration; Cage possibly participated (April 3); performed with David Behrman, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Event #71 (April 4).

 

April 5-7, 1973. Brockport, New York, State University College. Residency of Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Performed with Merce Cunningham, Dialogue (April 6); with David Behrman, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Gymnasium Event #72 (April 7).

 

April 8-11, 1973. Athens, Ohio, Ohio University. Residency of Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Performed with David Behrman, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Gymnasium Event #73 (April 11).

 

April 12-14, 1973. Kent, Ohio, Kent State University. Residency of Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Performed with Merce Cunningham, Dialogue (April 13); with David Behrman, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor and and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Gymnasium Event #74 (April 14).

 

April 15-17, 1973. Oberlin, Ohio, Oberlin College. Residency of Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Lecture-demonstration; Cage possibly participated (April 15); took a weekend course in Chinese with William McNaughton; performed with David Behrman, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Gymnasium Event #75 (April 17) (Cage 1979c, 11).

 

April 17-May 12, 1973. New York, Willard Gallery (29 East 72nd Street). Exhibition of the work of Richard Lippold. For the invitation of the vernissage Cage wrote Grand Street and Monroe (for R.L. Twenty Years After).

 

April 19-21, 1973. Saranac Lake, New York, North Country Community College. Residency of Merce Cunningham Dance Company; performed with David Behrman, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Event #76 (April 21, Saranac Lake High School).

 

April 23-25, 1973. Plattsburgh, New York, State University of New York College. Residency of Merce Cunningham Dance Company; performed with David Behrman, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Gymnasium Event #77 (April 25).

 

April 26-28, 1973. Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth College. Residency of Merce Cunningham Dance Company; performed with David Behrman, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Gymnasium Event #78 (April 27); with Merce Cunningham, Dialogue (April 28).

 

May 2, 1973. Bonn, Tage fŸr Neue Musik: attended concert with works by Mauricio Kagel.

 

May 3, 1973. Bonn, Beethovenhalle, Tage fŸr Neue Musik, Musik der Zeit IV: Neue Musik und Film (May 1-6), co-organized by Kulturamt der Stadt Bonn and Westdeutscher Rundfunk Kšln. Performed Bird Cage (eighteen channels), simultaneously with film by Hans G Helms, Bird Cage/73'20.958" for a Composer; question period (Bachmann, C.-H. 1973; Beuth 1973; Duvenbeck 1973; Fuhrmann 1973; SchŸrmann 1973; TerschŸren 1973).

 

May 3, 1973. New York, Bank Street College (610 West 112th Street), Auditorium. S.E.M. Ensemble performed Song Books; Cage not in attendance (Rockwell 1973b; Rockwell 1973d).

 

May 3-6, 1973. New York, Merce Cunningham Studio, Westbeth. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company performed Event #79 (May 3); Event #80 (May 4); Event #81 (May 5); Event #82 (May 6); Cage did not participate.

 

May 18, 1973. New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, ComposersÕ Showcase. Merce Cunningham performed; Cage did not participate.

 

May 19, 1973. Buffalo, New York, Albright-Knox Gallery. Students of the State University of New York performed Field Dances; Cage did not participate.

 

June 14, 1973. Middletown, Connecticut, Wesleyan University Press. Publication of M: Writings Õ67-Õ72 (Cage 1973h).

 

July 14, 1973. Stony Point, New York. Interviewed by Alan Gillmor and conversation with Roger Shattuck and Alan Gillmor (Cage/Gillmor 1976; Cage, Shattuck and Gillmor 1982).

 

August 1973. Stony Point, New York. Composed Etcetera (magnetic tape of the environment in which the material was written made by David Behrman, late summer 1973).

 

August 1973-1974, completed prior to August 8, 1974. Wrote Empty Words (text).

 

September 4, 1973. Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian Resident Associates Program, 60th birthday concert: invited by Janet W. Solinger, performed Mureau and Cheap Imitation (Flander 1973; Lowens 1973; Schoettler 1973).

 

October 5, 1973. Traveled to Paris for rehearsals of Etcetera.

 

October 1973. Paris. Interviewed by Alain Jouffroy and Robert Cordier (Cage/Jouffroy and Cordier 1974).

 

November 6, 1973 (evening); repeats November 8-9, 14, 17, 22, 24. Paris, ThŽ‰tre National de lÕOpŽra, Festival dÕAutomne ˆ Paris, Festival International de Danse de Paris. Orchestre Cunningham, Marius Constant, Catherine Comet and Boris de Vinogradow, conductors, gave first performance of Etcetera to Un jour ou deux by Merce Cunningham, Ballet de lÕOpŽra, set and costumes by Jasper Johns; attended by Max Ernst, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Jean Tinguely, Teeny Duchamp, David Hockney, Richard Hamilton; interviewed by Jean-Yves Bosseur (Cage/Bosseur 1973; Charles 1978c, 157-164; Damian 1973-1974; GolŽa 1974; Harris, D. 1974; Informations & Documents 1973; Koegler 1974; Lonchampt 1973; Maggie 1973; Rose, B. 1974; Sarraute 1973; Schneider, P. 1973; Tardy-Marcus 1973).

 

November 1973. Paris. Composed Exercise.

 

November 12, 1973. Rome, Teatro delle Arti, Festival dÕautunno. Performed with Merce Cunningham, ÔSilence/Teatro concertoÕ.

 

November or December 1973. Rome. Marcello Panni and others gave first performance of Exercise (Cage/Bosseur 1973, 31).

 

December 7-8, 1973. New York, Kitchen (formerly in the old Broadway Central Hotel, as part of the Mercer Arts Center, now at the second floor of the old LoGiudiuce Building at the corner of Wooster and Broome Streets to 59 Wooster Street and Broome Street), Two Evenings of John Cage. Jan Coward, Don Gillespie, Garrett List, Phill Niblock, Roy Pennington, radios; Jim Burton, Judith Sherman, newsreaders, gave first performance of Speech 1955 (December 8); further performances by Philip Corner, Jon Deak, Linda Quan, Connie Beckley, Jan Coward, Joel Chadabe (Jarvis and Landy 1973; Johnson, Tom 1973b; Rockwell 1973a).

 

December 9, 1973, 1 pm to midnight. New York, Grand Central Station, Track 34-35, Tenth Annual Avant Garde Festival. Participated by working at Empty Words (Duncan 1973; Kaufman 1973).

 

Late December 1973. London and Manchester. The London Sinfonietta, Hans Zender conducting from the piano, performed Cheap Imitation, as well as music by Earle Brown, and Elliott Carter (Schiffer 1974).

 

1974 or earlier. Wrote statement for Vinko GlobokarÕs Orchester (Polaczek 1986).

 

1974. Revised Two Pieces for Piano (circa 1935).

 

1974. Made 30 Drawings by Thoreau.

 

1974. August or earlier. Wrote The Future of Music.

 

1974. August or earlier. New York, Young MenÕs Hebrew Association. Presented The Future of Music (Cage 1979c, 177).

 

January 29, 1974. New York, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Alice Tully Hall. Marie-Franoise Bucquet performed Book IV from Music of Changes and compositions by Erik Satie, Charles Ives, and T™ru Takemitsu.

 

February 5-6, 1974. Mesquite, Texas, Eastfield College, 20th Century Music Festival: attended performances of Winter Music and Etcetera (February 5, evening, Performance Hall); lectured (February 6, afternoon, Performance Hall) and led a rap session (February 6, afternoon, Fine Arts Building, Room 117).

 

February 8-17, 1974. Ileana Melita and Marc Furneaux performed Song Books (February 8, evening, Nijmegen, Cultureel Centrum De Lindenberg; February 9, evening, Middelburg, Wandelkerk; February 12, evening, Utrecht, Centrum Õt Hoogt; February 15, evening, Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Kleine Zaal; February 16, evening, The Hague, Diligentia; February 17, evening, Groningen, Cultureel Centrum De Oosterpoort).

 

February 9-10, 1974. New York, Merce Cunningham Studio, Westbeth. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company performed Event #83 (February 9) and Event #84 (February 10); CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

February 16-17, 1974. New York, Merce Cunningham Studio, Westbeth: Merce Cunningham and Dance Company performed Event #85 (February 16) and Event #86 (February 17); CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

February 23-24, 1974. New York, Merce Cunningham Studio, Westbeth. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company performed Event #87 (February 23) and Event #88 (February 24); CageÕs (partial) participation uncertain.

 

February 23, 1974. Middletown, Connecticut, Wesleyan University, Center for the Arts, Crowell Concert Hall, An Evening with John Cage. Performed from Empty Words (possibly repeated on February 24) and, with Alvin Lucier and Richard Winslow, conducted student ensemble in Etcetera; on exhibit in the lobby Not Wanting to Say Anything about Marcel (Wesleyan 1993).

 

March 1-2, 1974. New York, Brooklyn Academy of Music (30 Lafayette Avenue), Leperq Space. Performed with David Behrman, Jacques Bekaert, Gordon Mumma, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Event #89 (March 1) and Event #90 (March 2).

 

March 8-10, 1974. New York, Merce Cunningham Studio, Westbeth. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company performed Event #91 (March 8); Event #92 (March 9); Event #93 (March 10); March 10 music by Christian Wolff; CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

March 16-17, 1974. New York, Merce Cunningham Studio, Westbeth (55 Bethune Street). Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: from Empty Words to Event #94 (March 16); Event #95 (March 17).

 

March 20, 1974. New York, Town Hall. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company gave lecture-demonstration; CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

March 22-24, 1974. New York, Merce Cunningham Studio, Westbeth. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company performed Event #96 (March 22); Event #97 (March 23); Event #98 (March 24); CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

March 23, 1974. New York, Hunter College Playhouse (695 Park Avenue), Benefit Concert for Center for New Music. Performed Part I of Empty Words.

 

March 29-31, 1974. New York, Merce Cunningham Studio, Westbeth. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company performed Event #99 (March 29); Event #100 (March 30); Event #101 (March 31); on March 30-31 music by Christian Wolff; CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

April 1974. Witten, Wittener Tage fŸr neue Kammermusik. Aria with Solo for Voice [sic], Atlas Eclipticalis, and Fontana Mix performed; Cage not in attendance.

 

April 3-6, 1974. Portland, Oregon, Portland Art Museum, John Cage in Portland, presented by Portland State University Cultural Affairs Board and the Portland Art Museum. Attended (perhaps only April 4-6); Robert Moran performed Sixty-two Mesostics re Merce Cunningham (April 3); performed from Empty Words (April 5); Joseph Kubera performed Sonatas and Interludes; with Robert Moran and Eric Funk, conducted Etcetera, performed by Portland State University New Music Ensemble (April 6); gave first reading of The Future of Music [text] (Christensen, L. K. 1974).

 

April 5-7, 1974. New York, Merce Cunningham Studio, Westbeth. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company performed Event #102 (April 5); Event #103 (April 6); Event #104 (April 7); CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

April 12-14, 1974. New York, Merce Cunningham Studio, Westbeth. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company performed Event #105 (April 12); Event #106 (April 13); Event #107 (April 14); CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

April 19-21, 1974. New York, Merce Cunningham Studio, Westbeth. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company performed Event #108 (April 19); Event #109 (April 20); Event #110 (April 21); CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

April 22, 1974. Hempstead, Long Island, New York, Hofstra University. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company gave lecture-demonstration; CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

April 26-27, 1974. New York, Merce Cunningham Studio, Westbeth. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company performed Event #111 (April 26); Event #112 (April 27); CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

April 28, 1974. Uniondale, New York, Nassar Coliseum. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company performed Event #113; CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

May 2, 1974. Interviewed by Paul Cummings (unpublished).

 

May 4-5, 1974. New York, Merce Cunningham Studio, Westbeth. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company performed Event #114 (May 4); Event #115 (May 5); CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

May 14-15, 1974. Minneapolis, Minnesota, Walker Arts Center. Performed with Merce Cunningham, Dialogue.

 

July 1974 or earlier. New York, St PaulÕs Chapel. Karen Phillips, viola, and the Gregg Smith Singers performed Morton Feldman, Rothko Chapel, as well as music by Bruno Maderna, Betsy Jolas, John Biggs, Edward Najera, William Bland, and Dale Jergensen; Phillips performed Dream (viola and vibraphone) (Shawn 1974).

 

July 21, 1974. London, Young Vic Theatre (66 The Cut), organized by the London Music Digest. Richard Bernas performed Sonatas and Interludes; John Tilbury performed Music of Changes (Griffiths 1974b).

 

July-August 1974. Stony Point, New York and New York. Composed Score (40 Drawings by Thoreau) and 23 Parts.

 

August 6, 1974. Stony Point, New York: David Behrman made tape for Score (40 Drawings by Thoreau) and 23 Parts.

 

August 8, 1974. Boulder, Colorado, Naropa Institute. Invited by Chšgyam Trungpa, gave first performance of Part IV of Empty Words (Cage/Anonymous 1975, 96; Hayman, R.I.P. 1975c).

 

Fall 1974. New York, Merce Cunningham Studio, videotaped Westbeth: A Work for Video with Merce Cunningham Dance Company, directed by Charles Atlas (Vaughan 1997, 191, 296).

 

September 5, 1974. 1 Central Street. Geoffrey Barnard, Lee Chittick, Phil Connor, Peter Evans, Roger Frampton, Ernie Gallagher, Rob Gray, Greg Matheson, Greg Schiemer, and Phil Treloar performed Variations IV.

 

September 24, 1974. Warsaw, Warsaw Autumn. Warsaw Music Workshop performed Variations II. Cathy Berberian performed Song Books.

 

September 24-25, 1974. Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota. As guest composer of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, attended performances of Music for Wind Instruments, Six Melodies; as well as music by Henry Cowell and Joseph Haydn (September 24, Saint Paul, Macalester College, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Concert Hall; September 25, Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, Auditorium (Vineland Place).

 

September 28, 1974. Saint Paul, Minnesota, I. A. OÕShaughnessy Auditorium, Capital Series. Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor, gave first performance of Score (40 Drawings by Thoreau) and 23 Parts, as well as music by John Frederick Peter, Henry Cowell, and Joseph Haydn; Cage in attendance as guest composer; interviewed by Michael Anthony (Anthony 1974a; Anthony 1974b; Close 1974).

 

Prior to October 1974. Interviewed (statement) by Ear (Ear 1974).

 

October 20, 1974. Donaueschingen, Donauhalle Saal A, Donaueschinger Musiktage: Schola Cantorum Stuttgart, Clytus Gottwald, director, Hans Peter Haller, Experimentalstudio der Heinrich-Strobel-Stiftung des SŸdwestfunks Freiburg, electronic modification, performed Song Books; Cage not in attendance.

 

October 28, 1974. New York, Merce Cunningham Studio, Westbeth. Performed with Merce Cunningham, Dialogue.

 

November 22, 1974 (arrived November 21). Dallas, Texas, Southern Methodist University, Caruth Auditorium, with Ann Bidwell and James Rives Jones conducted student ensemble in Etcetera.

 

Prior to December 1974. Interviewed by Anthony Brown (Cage /Brown 1974).

 

1974-1975. New York. Composed Etudes Australes.

 

Prior to or during 1975. Wrote abstract of M (book) for RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Cage 1975A).

 

January 1, 1975. New York, Saint MarkÕs Church. Performed from Mureau (recorded on Giorno Poetry Systems Records GPS 005).

 

January 25, 1975. New York, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Alice Tully Hall. Grete Sultan performed from Etudes Australes (three etudes, I, II, and VIII) and music by Claude Debussy and Ludwig van Beethoven; Cage in attendance (Johnson, Tom 1975b; Paris 1975; Rockwell 1975c).

 

January 26-28, 1975. Evanston, Illinois, Northwestern University, School of Music, John Cage at Northwestern. Attended in conjunction with his deposition of ÔNotationsÕ collection at Northwestern (exhibition, through February 2, Northwestern University Library, Level I Lobby and Deering Library); Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Rubenstein, conductor, performed Atlas Eclipticalis as well as music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Paul Hindemith (January 26, Alice Millar Chapel, followed by public reception honoring Cage, Parkes Hall); informal meeting with students (January 27, afternoon, Willard Hall [1865 Sherman Avenue], lounge); performed from Empty Words [Part III] at concert featuring student performances of his music (January 27, evening, Lutkin Hall [700 University Place]); classes (morning) and informal discussion, moderated by Don L. Roberts (afternoon) (January 28, Lutkin Hall) (Siegel, S. 1975).

 

January 29, 1975. To San Juan?

 

February 4-19, 1975. In Mexico?

 

February 3, 1975. Leipzig, 3. Rathauskonzert. Gruppe Neue Musik Hanns Eisler, Burkhard Glaetzner conducting, performed Concert for Piano and Orchestra (K. 1975).

 

February 9, 1975. Wrote Nine Mesostics re Jackson Mac LowÕs Tree* Movie.

 

February 14, 1975. New York, Cunningham studio (Westbeth). First public showing, following a live performance, of Westbeth.

 

February 24, 1975 (evening). Columbus, Georgia, Columbus College, Fine Arts Hall. Performed Empty Words Part III (with slide projector) and Music for Marcel Duchamp.

 

Prior to March 1975. International Contemporary Music Exchange, directed by Igor Butekoff, selected Concerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra for list of compositions representing the United States in its worldwide exchange of the best contemporary orchestral music (Pan Pipes 1975).

 

March 3-April 13, 1975. Toured with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company.

 

Prior to March 8, 1975. Composed Child of Tree.

 

March 8, 1975. Detroit, Michigan. Performed with Merce Cunningham: first performance of Child of Tree to Solo.

 

March 14, 1975. Chicago, Illinois, Ida Noyes Gym, presented by the Chicago Dance Foundation and the University of Chicago Extension. Performed with David Behrman, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Event #126 (comprised of sections from Loops, Landrover and Scramble).

 

March 22, 1975. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Presumably performed Etcetera with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company.

 

April 14, 1975. Traveled to Minneapolis/Saint Paul.

 

April 15-22, 1975. Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota. Guest composer of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; lectured [presumably "The Future of Music"] (April 15 or 16); Grete Sultan performed from Etudes Australes (April 14, Saint Paul, Macalester College, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Concert Hall; April 16, Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, Auditorium (Vineland Place); in Capital Series, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor, performed Atlas Eclipticalis, as well as music by Mozart, Honegger, and Joseph Haydn (April 19, Saint Paul, Minnesota, I. A. OÕShaughnessy Auditorium; April 21, Saint Paul, Minnesota, Orchestra Hall); Cage in attendance (Close 1975).

 

April 24-25, 1975. Newark, University of Delaware, presumably at Belmont Hall. Contributed to symposium (Clarke, G.E. 1977, 230n9).

 

May 3, 1975. New York, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lepercq Space, second annual Festival of Modern Combos. Attended performance of HPSCHD by the Brooklyn Philharmonia, organized by Joel Chadabe and Lukas Foss (Hayman, R.I.P. 1975b; Rockwell 1975a; Rockwell 1975b; Zakariasen 1975).

 

May 3, 1975 (presumably). New York, Bill KingÕs studio. Interviewed by Daniela Morera (Cage/Morera 1976).

 

May 6, 1975. New York, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, Faculty Lounge, Common Ground Festival (May 5-10). Performed from Empty Words, with slides (early evening) (Flory 1975; New York Times 1975).

 

May 7, 1975. New York, Saint MarkÕs Church. Performed Part IV of Empty Words, with slides; question period afterwards (Flory 1975).

 

June 2-6, 1975. Buffalo, New York, State University of New York: June in Buffalo, ComposerÕs Workshop. Invited by Morton Feldman, participated; lectured in the afternoons; attended rehearsals and performances in the evenings; supervised performance of Etcetera; S.E.M. Ensemble gave a controversial performance of Song Books; at a plenary session the day after the performance Cage distanced himself from the performance (Gann 1988c; Hayman, R.I.P. 1975c).

 

June 16, 1975. Bremen, Radio Bremen, Sendesaal (Heinrich-Hertz-Stra§e). Performed with Grete Sultan: from Part III of Empty Words (Cage); from Etudes Australes [six or seven, including I-II, IV, VI, VII-VIII?; VII as first performance; performance repeated] (Sultan) (Asche 1975; Neubauer, S. 1975; Tibbe 1975).

 

June 18, 1975. Bonn, Bonn Center, Kultur Forum (Bundeskanzlerplatz), Music Recital Hall. Performed from Part III of Empty Words; Grete Sultan performed Etudes Australes [I-II, IV, VI-VIII]; Richard Armbruster, Jim Fulkerson and Stephen Montague performed Amores and Imaginary Landscape No. 1.

 

June 20, 1975. Munich, Oskar von Miller-Gymnasium, Turnhalle (Siegfriedstra§e 22), Neue Musik MŸnchen, Musik in der Schule, organized by Jugendkulturwerk Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt MŸnchen and Arbeitsgemeinschaft Neue Musik am Oskar von Miller-Gymnasium, Josef Anton Riedl, program. Introduced by Dieter Schnebel, performed from Part III of Empty Words; Grete Sultan performed from Etudes Australes [I-II, IV, VI-VIII]; Arbeitsgemeinschaft Neue Musik am Oskar von Miller-Gymnasium (Hans Gab‡nyi, Cornelius Hirsch, Clemens von Schacky, Florian Tielebier-Langenscheidt, Norbert Wetzel, Johannes Gšhl, Michael Stralek), Dieter Schnebel, director, performed Credo in Us, Prelude for Meditation, from Six Melodies for Violin and Keyboard (3, 5, and 6), 4'33", Radio Music, Variations II, Song Books (Polaczek 1975).

 

June 21-22, 1975. Stuttgart, John-Cage-Weekend, organized by SŸddeutscher Rundfunk, Musik unserer Zeit 1974-1975. Attended; Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Michael Gielen, conductor, Claude Helffer, pianist, performed Concert for Piano and Orchestra as well as music by Carl Ruggles, Charles Ives, and Colin McPhee (June 21, Funkstudio Berg); Peter Roggenkamp performed Sonatas and Interludes [Sonatas I-IV, First Interlude, Sonatas V-VIII], Music for Marcel Duchamp as well as music by Charles Ives (June 22, matinee, KunstgebŠude am Schlo§platz); interviewed by Hans Kumpf (June 22); performed with Grete Sultan: from Part III of Empty Words (Cage), from Etudes Australes [I-II, IV, VI-VIII] (Sultan); Schola Cantorum Stuttgart, Clytus Gottwald, director, Hans-Peter Haller, sound engineer, performed Song Books (June 22, evening, KunstgebŠude am Schlo§platz); parallel program ÔCage in KitschÕ, Ludwigsburg, Festspiele; JŸrg Wyttenbach and Janka Brun performed selections from Sonatas and Interludes (June 21); interviewed by Hans Kumpf (Cage/Kumpf 1975; Dannenberg 1975a; Dannenberg 1975b; Dehoux 1975; Gutscher 1975; Koch, G.R. 1975).

 

July 10, 1975. Interviewed by Garry E. Clarke (Clarke, G.E. 1977, 230n3).

 

September 1975. New York. Interviewed by Walter Zimmermann (Cage/Zimmermann 1976).

 

September 1975. Stony Point, New York. Commissioned by Richard Coulter of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in observance of the Bicentennial of the United States of America, composed Lecture on the Weather, in collaboration with Maryanne Amacher (1938-2009) and Luis Frangella (Cage 1979c, 3).

 

September 1975. New York. Commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, in observance of the Bi-Centennial of the United States of America, began Renga (until April 1976) (Anonymous 1975JOHN-PETERS; Cage 1979c, 184; Cage 1975UNTITLED-PETERS; Time 1975).

 

September 19, 1975. New York. Interviewed by Rita H. Mead (Mead 1981, 602).

 

September 19-21, 1975. Possibly visited Belgium (presumably cancelled).

 

September 26, 1975. Warsaw, Warsaw Autumn. Simone Rist and Musique et Scne dÕaujourdÕhui performed Song Books.

 

November 18, 1975. San Jose, California, San Jose State University, Concert Hall, Distinguished American Composer Series. Performed with Grete Sultan: from part III of Empty Words; from Etudes Australes (I-VIII, two performances, Sultan, first consecutive performance of I-VIII); question period.

 

November 21-22, 1975. San Jose, California, San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Invited by Lou Harrison, performed with James Tenney: conducted Atlas Eclipticalis, performed by the San Jose Symphony Orchestra, simultaneously with Winter Music (Tenney); George Cleve conducted the orchestra in RavelÕs Concerto in D for the left hand, Michel Block, pianist, and in Brahms, Symphony No. 4 (Brown, Gloria 1975; Burmister 1975; Clark, S. R. 1975; Morgan, M. 1975; Tircuit 1975).

 

November 24, 1975. Fresno, California State University, Music Recital Hall, organized by Department of Music and Student Association. Performed from Part III of Empty Words, Grete Sultan performed Etudes Australes 1-8 twice.

 

December 2 and 5, 1975. New York, Roundabout Theatre (333 West 23rd Street), presented by Dance Umbrella (November 12-December 7). Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company (presenting Events No. 143-148 on December 2-7, each with a different composer), Event No. 143 (December 2) and, with David Tudor and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, assisted Nam June Paik, Event No. 146 (December 5) (Barnes, C. 1975; Maskey 1976).

 

January 21-March 9, 1976. New York, Museum of Modern Art, exhibition, Drawing Now: 1955-1975. Page from Solo for Piano of Concert for Piano and Orchestra on exhibit (then from collection Jasper Johns) (Russell, J. 1976).

 

1975 or 1976. Composed Branches (score: © in CageÕs autograph; CF. Cage 1979c, 114?, 121?***).

 

1976. New York. Composed Variations VIII.

 

1976. Bayside, New York, Queensborough Community College, City University of New York, Sonneck Society, Annual Meeting 1976. Attended.

 

Present at 1976. Brussels, Atelier rue Sainte-Anne, Les musiciens, les potes, les peintres et leur partitions. Exhibition (with others).

 

January 1, 1976. New York, Saint MarkÕs Church. Performed Song (Giorno Poetry Systems Records GPS 009 [recordings]).

 

January 13 and 15, 1976. Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University, McCarter Theatre. Performed with Maryanne Amacher, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company.

 

January 24, 1976. New York, The Kitchen. Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies, conductor, performed Atlas Eclipticalis, Music for Wind Instruments, Score (40 Drawings by Thoreau) and 23 Parts, and Six Melodies (Johnson, Tom 1976a).

 

Late January 1976. Caracas, Venezuela. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company (four performances) (Cage 1979c, 130-131; Vaughan 1997, 197).

 

Late January or early February 1976. Cuernavaca. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company.

 

February 9-14, 1976. Mexico City. Presented by Ballet Folkl—rico de MŽxico and the Universidad Nacional Aut—noma de MŽxico, Direcci—n General de Difusi—n Cultural, Departamento de Mœsica. Performed with Grete Sultan; lectured (three different lectures; February 9, 11, and 13, early evening, Biblioteca Benjamin Franklin [Londres 16], third floor theater); performed from Part III of Empty Words; Sultan performed from Etudes Australes [I-VIII, performed twice] (February 14, early evening, Colonia Guerrero, Violeta y Riva Palacio, Teatro Amalia Hern‡ndez del Ballet Folkl—rico de MŽxico) (Heterofon’a 1976).

 

February 26, 1976. Toronto, Ontario, York University. John Barton, Michael Barton, David Grymes, Andrew Jerryson, James Montgomery, James Rosenberger, Keith C. Sokol, Peter Anson, Jay Bowen, Miguel Frasconi, Jon Higgins, Richard Manichiello, Vincent Murphy, David Rosenboom, Richard Teitelbaum, speaking voices, singing voices and instruments; Maryanne Amacher, realization of reel tapes, gave first performance of Lecture on the Weather; CageÕs participation or attendance uncertain.

 

March 7, 1976. Oakland, California, Mills College, Center for Contemporary Music. Performed Cheap Imitation [piano] (recorded live on Cramps Records CRSLP 6117).

 

March 9-April 1, 1976. Perth. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company.

 

March 15-20, 1976. Sydney, New South Wales, Opera House, Opera Theatre. Performed with David Tudor, Takehisa Kosugi, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Christian Wolff, Music for Merce Cunningham to Rune (Cage and Tudor, pianos); David Behrman, Voice with Melody-Driven Electronics to Rebus, Child of Tree to Solo (Cage); Gordon Mumma, Telepos to TV Rerun (March 15-17); Maryanne Amacher, Remainder to Torse (Tudor?); La Monte Young, Two Sounds to Winterbranch; David Tudor, Toneburst to Sounddance; Third Week of March to Signals (Cage, Kosugi, Tudor) (March 18-20); interviewed by Jill Sykes (Sykes 1976).

 

March 28, 1976 or slightly earlier. Interviewed by William Weber (Weber, W. 1976b).

 

March 1976. Adelaide. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company.

 

March 22, 1976. Adelaide, Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival of Arts. Performed Music for Marcel Duchamp, from Empty Words, Part III [perhaps replaced by preface from Lecture on the Weather], and from Cheap Imitation.

 

March 30-April 1, 1976. Canberra, Canberra Theatre. Performed with David Tudor, Takehisa Kosugi, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Morton Feldman, Ixion to Summerspace, Sounddance, Signals, Takehisa Kosugi, S.E. Wave/E.W. Song to Squaregame (March 30); Christian Wolff, Music for Merce Cunningham to Rune; David Behrman, Voice with Melody-Driven Electronics to Rebus; Child of Tree to Solo, TV Rerun (March 31); Torse; David Behrman, Voice with Melody-Driven Electronics to Rebus, Squaregame (April 1).

 

April 1976. Kyoto. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company (Vaughan 1997, 198).

 

April 1976. Tokyo. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company (Vaughan 1997, 198).

 

April 1976. Sapporo. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company (Vaughan 1997, 198).

 

April 13, 1976. New York, BloomingdaleÕs: preview benefit party for the New York Philharmonic, opening the exhibition "Red, White, and BloomingdaleÕs", of model rooms, one of them dedicated to Cage; Cage not in attendance (Klemesrud 1976).

 

April 15, 1976. New York, Brooklyn Academy of Music. With Alan Rich, Tom Johnson and others in panel preliminary judging new music ensembles in Competition of the Combos.

 

May-August 1976. New York; Stony Point, New York; Villiers-sous-Grez; La Rochelle; and New York. Composed Apartment House 1776.

 

May 14, 1976. Letter to Monika FŸrst-Heidtmann (FŸrst-Heidtmann 1979, 29n2).

 

June 3, 1976. Warsaw. First performance (presumably) of Living Room Music (Music Educators Journal 1976).

 

July 3-4, 1976. La Rochelle, 4mes Rencontres Internationales dÕArt Contemporain (June 26-July 10, Cage attended for four days). Performed from Part III of Empty Words; Grete Sultan performed from Etudes Australes (I-X) (July 3, late afternoon, H™tel de Ville); spoke at during rehearsal and attended performance of Atlas Eclipticalis by the Residentie-Orkest The Hague, Richard Dufallo conducting, simultaneously with Winter Music, performed by Richard Bernas and GŽrard FrŽmy, and Solo for Voice 45 from Song Books, performed by Joan La Barbara (July 3, evening, Salle des Sports); meeting with the audience (July 4, evening, H™tel de Ville) (Cage 1976e; Cage/Dufallo 1989; CondŽ 1976; Gill, D. 1976; Harris, D. 1976a; Harris, D. 1976b; La Barbara 1977).

 

Prior to July 15, 1976. Chicago. Recipient, with 121 other composers, lyricists and performers, of the National Music Award. The awards were inaugurated by the American Music Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Music Merchants. Living recipients were honored at a dinner presentation at the Conrad Hilton Hotel; CageÕs attendance uncertain.

 

July 27, 1976. New York. Attended court session as a result of which John Lennon received his Ôgreen cardÕ; Cage had been active in supporting LennonÕs attempts to get a residence permit (Melody Maker 1980).

 

July 31-August 12, 1976. Aix en Provence. Ftes Musicales de la Sainte-Baume-en-Provence, Musique & Silence, organized by Jean-Luc Choplin. Participated. Meeting with Cage. Performance of a new [?] composition and of Atlas Eclipticalis (performed outdoors).

 

Early August 1976-1977. Wrote Writing through Finnegans Wake.

 

August 1976 or later. New York. Composed Quartets I-VIII [24 instruments]; first performed 20 August 1977, Aptos, California, Cabrillo Music Festival.

 

September 11-12, 1976. Venezia, Biennale. HPSCHD performed, in a realization by Josef Anton Riedl; Cage presumably not in attendance.

 

September 23, 1976. New York. Interviewed by Monika FŸrst-Heidtmann (FŸrst-Heidtmann 1979, ix, 44n1).

 

September 30, and October 1, 2 and 5, 1976. Boston, Massachusetts, Symphony Hall, Nico Castel (Sephardic Jew/singer), Jeanne Lee (Negro slave/singer), Helen Schneyer (Protestant Puritan/hymn singer), Chief Swift Eagle (American Indian/singer), Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa (conductor), gave first performances of Renga with Apartment House 1776 in shared program with music by Gottfried Heinrich Stoelzel and Manuel de Falla (Dyer 1976; Fleming, S. 1976; Johnson, Tom 1976b; Mayer, W. 1977; Schwartz, E. 1977; Slonimsky 1984, 398).

 

Around October 1976. New York, Carl Solway Gallery (139 Spring). Exhibition of Not Wanting to Say Anything about Marcel (Art News 1976).

 

October 8-9, 1976. Valencia, California Institute of the Arts, School of Music, Modulor Theater, Two Evenings of New Music, organized by Music West. With Morton Feldman and Lou Harrison attended performances of his music performed by CalArts faculty/student soloists and contemporary ensembles in program shared with music by James Fulkerson, Mel Powell, Morton Feldman, Sylvano Bussotti, Elliott Carter, Dorrance Stalvey, and Morton Subotnick: Double Music, First Construction (in Metal) (William Kraft, conductor); Winter Music (fifteen pianos) with ÒSolo for Voice 45Ó from Song Books (Joan La Barbara) (Main Gallery) (Weber, W. 1976a).

 

October 16, 1976. Buffalo, New York, State University of New York, Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Meet the Composer. Performed with Maryanne Amacher.

 

October 23, 1976. New York, Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street, afternoon). Performed from Part III of Empty Words; Grete Sultan performed Etudes Australes, nos. 1-11, nine of which were New York premieres (Henahan 1976a; Horowitz 1976; Pavlakis 1976).

 

October 27, 1976. Buffalo, New York, State University of New York, Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Meet the Composer. Performed with Maryanne Amacher.

 

October 27, 1976. Boston, Massachusetts, Symphony Hall, World Music Days 1976 of the International Society for Contemporary Music. Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, conductor, and the New England Conservatory Chorus, Lorna Cooke DeVaron, conductor, performed Renga with Apartment House 1776 in shared program with music by Nikos Mamangakis and Seymour Shifrin; CageÕs attendance uncertain (Carlin 1977; Henahan 1976b).

 

November 4-9, 1976. New York, Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Concert Hall. Attended performances (at least on November 4) of Renga with Apartment House 1776 by Nico Castel (Sephardic singer), Jeanne Lee (Negro singer), Helen Schneyer (Protestant hymn singer), Chief Swift Eagle (American Indian singer), the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Pierre Boulez conducting (November 4-6 and 9); following the November 4 performance, in Noel LevineÕs apartment, supper reception in CageÕs honor; gave pre-Philharmonic Concert Lecture (November 5, morning, Meet the Composer) (Anderson, B. 1976-1977; Breuer 1976; Breuer 1977a; Breuer 1977b; Highwater 1976; Hughes, A. 1976; Music Journal 1977; Porter, A. 1976; Schwartz, E. 1977).

 

November 8-11, 1976. Nashville, Tennessee. Presumably participated with David Tudor and Merce Cunningham Dance Company in the performances for the TV-film Event for Television; performed Branches (Cunningham 1982b, 184; Vaughan 1997, 198-199).

 

November 17-20, 1976. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for Twentieth-Century Studies, International Symposium on Post-Modern Performance, organized by Michel Benamou. Attended; participated in panel discussion with Jean-Franois Lyotard (Bacht 2003).

 

November 1976-January 1977. New York, Town Hall. In benefit concert, performed from Writing through Finnegans Wake or Writing for the Second Time through Finnegans Wake (Anderson, B. 1976-1977).

 

November 11, 1976 or later. Performed Branches for TV-film (Cunningham 1982X, 184).

 

November 29, 1976. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, Sanders Theatre (presented by Department of Music and Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard), A Concert in Two Parts: participated in performance of A Lecture on the Weather, with Lyle Davidson, Andrew Jerrison, Joel Kabakov, Peter Kelsey, Philipp Kelsey, Adam Kremen, David Lyttle, William McLelland, Lycurgus Mitchell, David Patterson, Michael Secter, Marc Wartenberg, speakers/vocalists; Maryanne Amacher and Ivan Tcherepnin, mixing and equalization; Richard Leacock and Terry Lockhart, projection.

 

December 14, 1976. New York. Interviewed by Ruth Julius (Julius, Ru. 1978).

 

1976-1978. Wrote Writing for the Second Time through Finnegans Wake (text).

 

1977. New York, Museum of Modern Art. Exhibition.

 

1977-1980. New York. Composed Freeman Etudes (I-XVI).

 

January 6-17, 1977. Tour to California.

 

January 13-14, 1977. Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles Music Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue). Introduced and attended performance by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta, conductor; Helen Schneyer, soprano (Protestants); Chief Swift Eagle (American Indians); Nico Castel (Sephardim, on tape); Jeanne Lee (Negro Slaves, on tape) of Renga with Apartment House 1776 in shared program with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven (performances on January 13, 14, and 16) (Bernheimer 1977a; Bernheimer 1977b; Perlis 1977).

 

January 18-23, 1977. New York, Minskoff Theatre (Broadway and 45th Street). David Behrman, Joe Kubera, Joan La Barbara, and David Tudor performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Morton Feldman, Ixion to Summerspace (Kubera and Tudor, pianos); Child of Tree to Solo (Kubera); David Behrman, Voice with Melody-Driven Electronics to Rebus (voice: La Barbara); Cage, Telephones and Birds to Travelogue (first performances, Behrman, Kubera, and Tudor, using recordings by Norman Robinson, part of the Australian National Collection of Recorded Bird Calls, as well as telephone messages of the Rare Bird Alert Network, Horse Race Results, Sports News, Dial-A-Prayer, Dial-A-Money-saving-Tip, Dial-a-Plant, Weather, Time, Dial-A-Joke, Dial-Your-Stars, and Pan-American World Airways arrival and departure information) (January 18, 20 and 22); Maryanne Amacher, Remainder to Torse (Tudor); Third Week of January to Signals (Behrman, Kubera, and Tudor) (January 19, 21, and 23) (Barnes, C. 1977; Goldner 1977; Hello 1977; Herridge 1977; Kisselgoff 1977; Pierce, R.J. 1977).

 

January 19-February 4, 1977. Paris. Stayed, attended opening of the Marcel Duchamp Retrospective Exhibition (January 31-May 2) at the inauguration of the Centre Georges Pompidou; [performed, or interviewed by GŽrard CondŽ?] (CondŽ 1977; Gotti 1979, 11).

 

January 22 ca., 1977. Cologne, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Musik der Zeit: Neue Einfachheit. Kšlner Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester, Lothar Zagrosek, director, performed Cheap Imitation (Koch, H. W. 1977; Rohde, H. 1977; SchŸrmann 1977a).

 

February 22, 1977. New York, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lepercq Space, Meet the Moderns, New American Music. Brooklyn Philharmonia, Lukas Foss, conductor, performed Quartets I-VIII for 24 instruments, I and II (first performance) in shared program with music by Samuel Adler, Joel Chadabe, Morton Feldman, Tom Johnson, and Michael Sahl (Rockwell 1977).

 

February 25-26, 1977. Iowa City, Iowa, University of Iowa, Hancher Auditorium. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company performed; Cage did not participate.

 

March 1, 1977. New York, Washington Square Church (135 West 4th Street), A Benefit Concert for Ear Magazine. Participated. Performed music from Apartment House 1776 (on piano) (Underhill 1977).

 

March 5, 1977. Letter by Tito Gotti to Cage (Gotti 1979).

 

March 6, 1977. Letter to Monika FŸrst-Heidtmann (FŸrst-Heidtmann 1979, 51n2, 179n2).

 

March 9-10, 1977. Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Bucknell University, Department of Music, New Music: Four Views (March 9-11, 1976-1977 Season, with Milton Babbitt, David Amram, and Roger Hannay), Kushell Music Endowment. Lectures and discussions; performed with Grete Sultan; in performance-discussion, conducted Score (40 Drawings by Thoreau) and 23 Parts (March 10, afternoon, Bucknell Hall); performed from Empty Words Part III; Sultan performed Etudes Australes [I-VIII and IX-XIII, XII and XIII first performances] (March 10, evening, Vaughan Literature Auditorium) (Davis, P. 1977; Fetterman 1996, 194-197; Stickel 1977).

 

March 15, 1977. Danbury, Connecticut, Western Connecticut State College, Ives Auditorium, 20th-Century Arts Festival (March 14-17). Performed with Grete Sultan; informal question period with Robert Alberetti, Richard Reimold, Kathleen McGrory, and James Furman, moderated by Richard Moryl (afternoon); Sultan performed from Etudes Australes [I-VIII]; performed from Part III of Empty Words; Sultan performed from Etudes Australes [IX-XII] (evening) (Buoy 1977; Garrison 1977a; Garrison 1977b).

 

March 16-20, 1977. North Carolina. Sojourned.

 

March 29, 1977. Poughkeepsie, New York, Vassar College, Skinner Recital Hall, presented by the Dickinson-Kayden Fund of Vassar College. Performed with Grete Sultan: from Empty Words; from Etudes Australes (Sultan).

 

March 17, 1977. Bangor, Maine. Performed? (Newall 1977).

 

mid-March 1977 (one week). New York, Barnard College Gymnasium, sponsored by Dance Umbrella. Merce Cunningham Dance Company performed Events; Cage participated in two of them (Vaughan 1997, 202).

 

March 17, 1977. New York, Columbia University, Barnard College. Cage performed with Joe Kubera: Branches (ninety-minute peformance) (La Barbara 1977).

 

March 20, 1977. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, University of North Carolina, Hill Hall, Fine Arts Festival (also presented by the departments of Fine Arts). Performed from Part III of Empty Words, assisted by Jim Hackman, slide projector; Grete Sultan performed Etudes Australes (I-VIII and IX-XIII) (afternoon).

 

March 25-26, 1977. Syracuse, New York, Syracuse University, presented by Society for New Music. Performed with Grete Sultan: from Empty Words (part three); Sultan performed from Etudes Australes (I-VIII and IX-XIII) (March 25, evening, Crouse Auditorium); music by and conversations with Cage (March 26, Grant Auditorium, afternoon).

 

March 29, 1977. Poughkeepsie, New York, Vassar College, Skinner Recital Hall (presented by the Dickinson-Kayden Fund). Performed from Part III of Empty Words; Grete Sultan performed Etudes Australes (I-VIII and IX-XIII); reception afterwards (Thekla Hall).

 

April 1977. Began macrobiotic diet (Rice 1978).

 

Prior to April 18, 1977. New York. Interviewed by Suzanne Slesin and Ellen Stern (Slesin and Stern 1977).

 

April 1977. Witten, Wittener Tage fŸr neue Kammermusik. Third Construction performed; Cage not in attendance.

 

April 27, 1977 (8 pm). River Falls, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall, presented by Fine Arts Festival and Music Department. Performed Cheap Imitation (first movement) as part of The Music of John Cage: featuring performances of Music for Wind Instruments, Credo in Us, Music for Marcel Duchamp, Nocturne, Water Music, Variations III, as well as Quartet I from Quartets I, V and VI for concert band and twelve amplified voices, first performance, given by the University of Wisconsin ­- River Falls Chamber Band; Sandy Cross, Colleen Devine, Kent Fenske, Carol Gillen, Steve Klemaier, Faith Long, Daniel Masterman, Mike Miller, Lonny Palmer, Roxanne Stouffer, Mary Helen Waldo, Mark Willink, voices; W. Larry Brentzel, conductor; reception in CageÕs honor following the concert.

 

Prior to April 28, 1977. New York, Pleiades Gallery, Time and Space Concepts in in Music and Visual Art. Participated in panel discussion with Merce Cunningham, Richard Kostelanetz, and Nam June Paik, moderated by Dore Ashton, introduced by Marilyn Belford (Cage et al./Ashton 1980).

 

May 4, 1977. Minneapolis, Minnesota, Walker Art Center. Attended performance of Quartet I.

 

May 5, 1977. River Falls, Wisconsin. Attended performance of Quartet I.

 

May 12, 1977. New York, Lincon Center. Attended Pierre BoulezÕs farewell concert with the New York Philharmonic and reception afterwards.

 

Late May-Early June 1977. Vienna, Festwochen. Merce Cunningham Dance Company gave four repertory performances and an Event; CageÕs participation uncertain; at this festival, also performance of The Perilous Night to Hans van Manen, Twilight (R.E. 1977; Vaughan 1997, 202).

 

July 16, 1977. Woodstock, New York, Hurley Woods Summer Music Festival, presented by the Creative Music Foundation. Attended; Ursula Oppens and Frederic Rzewski performed Winter Music; Rolf Schulte, violin, and Ursula Oppens performed Nocturne; Karen Haacke and Paul Dunkel performed Three Pieces for Flute Duet; Thomas Georgi, violon, and Julie Haines, piano, performed Six Melodies; Toby Tennenbaum, Joyce Rosen, Julie Haines, Alan Bern, Richard Kelly, and Frederic Rzewski, pianos, performed Concert for Piano and Orchestra, presented as Concert for Piano (3 pm); participated in ComposersÕ Colloquium with Michael Gibbs, Frederic Rzewski, Anthony Braxton, Garrett List, Karl Berger, Jimmy Giuffre, and others (5 pm); evening concert by Frederic Rzewski with music by Henry Cowell (with Rolf Schulte, violin), Christian Wolff, and Anthony Braxton as well as Michael Gibbs, conducting members of the Festival Orchestra in his own composition Canticle (Smith, Ar. J. 1977).

 

July 30, 1977. Letter to Monika FŸrst-Heidtmann (Cage/Anoynymous 1993a, 111; FŸrst-Heidtmann 1979, 195n1, 205n4).

 

Early August 1976-May 1977. New York. Assisted by Mary Ann Spencer, wrote Writing through Finnegans Wake.

 

August 17-28, 1977. Aptos, California, 15th Cabrillo Music Festival (18-21 and 25-28; venues in Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista; the Festival Orchestra was an ad hoc ensemble made up of musicians from Northern California and St. Paul, Dennis Russell Davies conducted). Attended as guest composer; introduced Music for Wind Instruments, Romuald Tecco (violin) and Dennis Russell Davies (piano) performed Six Melodies in program with BeethovenÕs Octet Opus 16; Claude Debussy, sonata for Violin and Piano; Keith Jarrett, Ritual (Davies alone) (August 18, Santa Cruz, Villa Maria del Mar, East Cliff Drive, Prelude Concert); Festival Orchestra, Gerhard Samuel, conductor, performed The Seasons as well as music by Antonio Vivaldi (ÒWinterÓ concert from The Four Seasons, with Romuald Tecco, violin), Gerhard Samuel (On a Dream, viola and orchestra, Kenneth Harrison, viola), Ludwig van Beethoven (Second Symphony) (August 19, evening, opening concert, Cabrillo College, Auditorium/Theatre); Kenneth Harrison conducted performances of Double Music and Third Construction; Lou Harrison also in attendance (August 20, afternoon, Santa Cruz, San Lorenzo Park); Janos Starker performed chamber music with Dennis Russell Davies (piano): Beethoven, Sonata in g minor Opus 5, and the debussy Sonata, as well as MendelssohnÕs Octet with the Festival Strings; Emily Wong (piano), Roy Malan (violin) and the Festival Orchestra performed Lou Harrison, Suite for Violin, Piano and Small Orchestra (August 20, evening, Cabrillo College, Auditorium/Theatre); afternoon concert (August 21, Capitola, St. JosephÕs Church); lecture (August 24, evening, Cabrillo College Forum, Room 450); introduced Cheap Imitation (orchestral version for 24 instruments) in program shared with music by Erik Satie, Socrate (Janis Hardy, mezzo-soprano; Dennis Russell Davies, piano) and CinŽma (Davies and Emily Wong, pianos) (August 25, 7th concert); introduced first performance of Quartets I-VIII [for 41 instruments, selection] by the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in program shared with music by Johanna Beyer, Conlon Nancarrow, Colin McPhee, and Peter Garland; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor (August 27, [10th concert], ÔOnly the Lonely: Music of the Experimental Tradition,Õ Cabrillo College Theatre); interviewed by Paul S. Hersh (August 17, Cabrillo College), Roger Reynolds (August 28), and previously by Gail Tagashira (Akers 1977a; Akers 1977b; Andrews, M. 1977a; Andrews, M. 1977b; Andrews, M. 1977c; Arthur 1977; Benson, Jack 1977a; Benson, Jack 1977b; Benson, Jack 1977c; Benson, Jack 1977d; Cage/Hersh 1977; Cage/Reynolds 1979; Cariaga 1977; Cheever 1977; Commanday 1977a; Commanday 1977b; Downham 1977; Pollock 1977a; Pollock 1977b; Shere 1977; Tagashira 1977; Tucker, M. 1977).

 

Late August 1977. Kassel, Musik und Documenta Õ77. Josef Anton Riedl, ÒMusikalisches Environment,Ó with Dieter Schnebel and MŸnchner Arbeitsgemeinschaft Neue Musik I, II, and III participating with music by Cage and others; S.E.M. Ensemble and Petr Kotik, conductor, performed Atlas Eclipticalis; Cage not in attendance (Polaczek 1977; Schreiber, W. 1977a; Schreiber, W. 1977b).

 

September 1977 or earlier. Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Broward Community College, Lecture Hall. During two-day residence, rehearsed Score (40 Drawings by Thoreau) and 23 Parts with students; next day performed from Part III of Empty Words and Music for Marcel Duchamp (Spitzer 1977).

 

September 1977. Seattle, Washington. Composed Inlets.

 

August 22-September 11, 1977. Seattle, Washington, presented by Cornish Institute of Allied Arts (710 East Roy), Melvin Strauss, director. Residency of Merce Cunningham and Dance Company (Cage arrived later, perhaps only in early September), with related exhibition of sets and costumes designed by Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol (Foster-White Gallery): Stuart Dempster, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company performed Event #193 (September 2, Tacoma, Washington, Pacific Lutheran University, Eastvold Auditorium, without Cage) and Event #194 (September 3, Seattle Center Arena, Bumbershoot Festival, without Cage); performed Dialogue (with readings from Empty Words, Part III) with Merce Cunningham (September 6, 8 pm, Cornish Theater); introduced and performed with Stuart Dempster, Martin Friedmann, Eric Jensen, Jim Knapp, David Mahler, Marni Nixon, Patrick Pursewell, Lowell Roddenberry, Melvin Strauss at concert with his music: program included Aria with Fontana Mix (Nixon), Dream (arrangement for violin and piano, Roddenberry, Friedmann), Imaginary Landscape No. 4 (Strauss, conductor), Cartridge Music, Music for Marcel Duchamp (Roddenberry, according to other reviews Cage), ÒSolo for TromboneÓ from Concert for Piano and Orchestra (Dempster), excerpts from Sonatas and Interludes (Roddenberry) (September 8, 7, 8:30 and 10 pm, Cornish Theater); performed with Stuart Dempster, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Morton Feldman, Ixion to Summerspace (with Tudor); Child of Tree to Solo (alone); Toneburst to Sounddance (Tudor alone); Telephones and Birds to Travelogue (with Kosugi and Tudor) (September 9, University of Washington, Meany Hall); Maryanne Amacher, Remainder to Torse (tape?); Second Week of September to Signals (with Kosugi and Tudor); first (dance?) performance of Inlets to Inlets (with Stuart Dempster, set design by Morris Graves); Takehisa Kosugi, S.E. Wave/E.W. Song to Squaregame (with Kosugi and Tudor) (September 10, University of Washington, Meany Hall); gala reception afterwards; Cunningham received Cornish InstituteÕs first honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts (Henry Gallery); interviewed by Melinda Bargreen; Cunningham interviewed by Carole Beers (Aloff 1977; Alpert, Bill 1977a; Alpert, Bill 1977b; Alpert, Bill 1977c; Alpert, Bill 1977d; Alpert, Bill 1977e; Anderton 1977; Arts 1977; Bargreen 1977a; Bargreen 1977b; Bargreen 1977c; Beach 1977a; Beach 1977b; Beers 1977a; Beers 1977b; Beers 1977c; Beers 1977d; Benowitz 1977; Burley 1977; Campbell, R. M. 1977a; Campbell, R. M. 1977b; Campbell, R. M. 1977c; Campbell, R. M. 1977d; Downey 1977a; Downey 1977b; Everett Herald 1977; First Bank News 1977; Hamilton, V. 1977; Hawthorn 1977a; Hawthorn 1977b; M. C. G. 1977; Seattle Business 1977; Seattle Times 1977; Strauss, M./Brown 1977; Vaughan 1997, 202-203, 297).

 

September 29, 1977. Toronto, Ontario, Ontario College of Art (100 McCaul Street), Nora E. Vaughan Auditorium, Ontario College of Art International Lecture Series (evening). Performed Mureau; Udo Kasemets initiated a series of seminars, workshops, and electronic concerts in honor of CageÕs 65th birthday around CageÕs performance; Bird Cage presented in Courtyard (September 29, 12 noon andf 4 pm).

 

October 1, 1977. Toronto, Music Gallery, New Music Concerts, Seventh Season, third annual International Music Day. Performed excerpts from Apartment House 1776, taped by Peter Anson and played back on sixteen tracks afterwards (afternoon); attended 65th Birthday Party Concert of his music: Amores, Atlas Eclipticalis with Winter Music and Cartridge Music, Five Songs for Contralto, Score (40 Drawings by Thoreau) and 23 Parts, Song Books, The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs (evening, University of Toronto, Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall); presumably during this visit interviewed by Dorothy DeVal (Culver 1978; DeVal 1978; Rapoport 1977).

 

October 4, 1977. Chicago, Illinois, Museum of Contemporary Art. Performed Writing for the Second Time through Finnegans Wakem (possibly first performance); question period; interviewed by Art Lange (Cage/Lange 1978; Lange 1977a; Lange 1977b).

 

Prior to October 6, 1977. Composed 49 Waltzes for the Five Boroughs (second version).

 

October 7, 1977. Hartford, Connecticut, Real Art Ways. Performed from Empty Words (announced as first performance, perhaps of Part III) (8:30 pm); at 11 pm, gave talk at the Hartford Art School; at 7:30, a half-hour program on Cage was broadcast on CPTV (Gordon, E. 1977).

 

October 8, 1977. New York, Carnegie Recital Hall. Attended recital of Seymour Barab; program included 1'18" for a String Player.

 

October 4-16, 1977. Nanterre, Maison de la Culture, ThŽ‰tre des Amandiers. Residency of Merce Cunningham and Dance Company; Child of Tree performed; CageÕs participation uncertain (Vaughan 1997, 203).

 

November 2, 1977. New York, Carnegie Hall. Center of the Creative and Performing Arts performed Credo in Us in shared program with music by Morton Feldman, Lejaren Hiller, and Giacinto Scelsi (Hughes, A. 1977).

 

November 4, 1977. Middletown, Connecticut, Wesleyan University, Center for the Arts, Crowell Concert Hall, Crowell Concert Series. Paul Zukofsky performed with Grete Sultan: from Etudes Australes (I-VIII, IX-XVI; XIV, XV, and XVI first performances, Sultan); first performance of Cheap Imitation (violin, Zukofsky).

 

November 4, 1977. New York, New School for Social Research. Center of the Creative and Performing Arts performed Credo in Us in shared program with music by Robert Dick, Christian Wolff, Howard Skempton, Jacob Druckman, John Newell, and Giacinto Scelsi (Johnson, Tom 1977).

 

November 7, 1977. Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Grande Salle, Passage du XXe sicle, IIe partie. Ensemble Intercontemporain, Jacques Mercier, conductor, performed Atlas Eclipticalis, as well as music by Karlheinz Stockhausen and Iannis Xenakis; Cage presumably not in attendance.

 

November 21, 1977. Evanston, Illinois, Northwestern University, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Contemporary Music Ensemble: Adrienne Arlen, Marion Brandis, flutes; Larry Mazur, oboe; Deborah Campana, Tom Parchman, clarinets; Jan Walker, saxophone; Kathryn Henniss, Charles Key, trumpets; Mitchell Arnold, Steven Bradley, trombones; John Miller, electric bass; Christopher Severin, Lawrence Shanker, pianos; Sue Neely, Steve Elkins, percussion; Kyle Gann, Robert Moran, Tim Zimmerman, conductors, gave first performance of 49 Waltzes for the Five Boroughs in shared program with music by Robert Moran, Arne MellnŠs, Zoltan Jeney, and Christian Wolff.

 

November 22, 1977. New York. Composed 49 Waltzes for the Five Boroughs (first version).

 

November 27, 1977. Washington, D.C., Two Nights of New Music (November 25-27). Gave workshop announced as "Silence," in program with Dave Holland, Leo Smith, Phillip Wilson, Anthony Braxton (afternoon, WPA, 1227 G Street, NW); performed in program shared with Steve Reich and Musicians, World Saxophone Quartet, and Anthony Braxton Quartet (evening, DAR Constitution Hall).

 

Late November or early December 1977. Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Grande Salle, Passage du XXe sicle, IIe partie. Presented by Gerald Bennett, JŸrg Wyttenbach, piano, and Siegfried Kutterer, percussion, performed Variations V, as well as music by Vinko Globokar and Mauricio Kagel; Cage possibly in attendance.

 

November 29-December 3, 1977. Milan, organized by Radio Canale 96 and Consorzio di Communicazione Sonora. Performed part III of Empty Words and Branches (assisted by John Fullemann) (December 2, Teatro Lirico); gave press conference in conjunction with the presentation of the book Per gli uccelli (Cage/Charles 1976/1977) and of the record Cramps CRSLP 6117 and was interviewed previously by Enzo Beacco, Gianluigi Degli Esposti, Giovanni Giovannetti, Ettore Mo, Paolo Petazzi, and Massimo Villa (November 29) (Amati and Giorgio 1977; Beacco 1977; Cage/Barnard 1980, 19-20; Cage/Beacco 1977; Cage/Degli Esposti 1977; Cage/Mo 1977; Cage/Petazzi 1977; Cage/Villa 1977; Calasso 1977; Ciao 2001 1977; Courir 1977; DÕAmico, F. 1977; DÕAmico 1978; D.S. 1977; Giovannetti 1977; Guerriero 1977; Intrepido 1977; Leidi 1977; Manifesto 1977; Pellicciotti 1981; Petazzi 1977; Polillo 1977; Villa 1978).

 

Prior to December 11, 1977. Bologna. Prepared Alla rircerca del silenzio perduto; gave press conference with Mino Bertoldo and Juan Hidalgo (Out-Off [via Montesano]); interviewed by Berenice and LÕUnitˆ (Berenice 1977; Cage/Anonymous 1977).

 

December 1977. New York. Conceived Alla rircerca del silenzio perduto.

 

December 6, 1977. Cologne. Interviewed by Ted Sz‡nt— (Cage/Sz‡nt— 1978).

 

December 1977 [and 1978]. Cologne. Conceived Sounday (Benoist 1978, [82]-[83]).

 

December 7-10, 1977. Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn College Student Center (Campus Road and East 27th Street), organized by the Institute for Studies in American Music, The Phonograph and Our Musical Life. Charles Hamm, H. Wiley Hitchcock and others gave first performance of Address with Cassette (December 7, Whitman Auditorium); Cage not in attendance (Hamm et al. 1980; Rushefsky 1977a; Rushefsky 1977b).

 

December 9, 1977. Bonn, Beethovenhalle, Musik der Zeit II, Begegungen mit Traditionen (December 9-11). Attended and introduced (presumably) first performance of Quartets I-VIII for 93 instruments given by the Kšlner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester, Hiroshi Wakasugi, conductor (Bach, H.-E. 1977; Burde 1978; Diederichs-Lafite 1978; Kirchberg 1977; Nyffeler 1977; Schreiber, W. 1977c; SchŸrmann 1977b; Schultz, G. 1977).

 

December 15-17, 1977. Cleveland, Ohio, Severance Hall. Cleveland Orchestra (sixtieth season); Matthias Bamert, conductor; Helen Bonchek Schneyer (Protestants), Nico Castel (Spehardim, on tape), Chief Swift Eagle (American Indians, on tape), Jeanne Lee (Negro Slaves) performed Renga with Apartment House 1776; it is uncertain whether Cage was in attendance.

 

December 17, 1977. Hildesheim, PH, 3. Sonderveranstaltung des Faches Musik und auditive Kommunikation. Simone Rist performed Song Books, songs by Erik Satie, Eva Roscher accompanying on piano, Ôphonetic compositionsÕ, and her own music (Euen 1977).

 

December 21-22, 1977. New York, Kitchen. Performed Branches; Grete Sultan gave first (New York?) performance of Etudes Australes [I-XVI] (December 21); Paul Zukofsky performed Cheap Imitation [violin]; with Takehisa Kosugi, Garrett List (blown conch shell) and David Tudor performed Inlets (December 22) (Blechner 1977; High Fidelity 1978; Johnson, Tom 1978b; Palmer, R. 1977).

 

1977 or 1978. Made [untitled] cover drawing for Sounday program.

 

1978. New York. Composed Etudes Boreales.

 

1978. San Francisco, California, San Francisco Art Institute: exhibition.

 

January 1-7, 1978. Oakland, California, Crown Point Press. Invited by Kathan Brown, began sessions of printmaking; began Score without Parts (40 Drawings by Thoreau): Twelve Haiku and Seven-Day Diary (Not Knowing) (January 2-7); interviewed by Robin White (Brown, Ka. 1980, [7]; Cage/White, R. 1978; DÕHarnoncourt 1982, 60).

 

January 1978. New York, Franklin Furnace. Performed [lecture] (Cage/White, R. 1978, 8).

 

January or February 1978. Revised Variations VIII.

 

January 13, 1978. Schenectady, New York, Union College, presented by American ComposersÕ Forum. Gave afternoon seminar (Union College Fine Arts Building), rehearsed with musicians, and attended evening concert (Memorial Chapel): Carole Friedman (piano), David Bittner, Peter Sheehan, Leonard Tobler (percussion) performed Amores; Julie Kabat (soprano) performed Aria with Fontana Mix; Friedman performed Bacchanale and Concert for Piano and Orchestra (with Lois Fishman, Linda Hanley, Natalie Kriegler, violins; Lilajane Frascarelli, Ernest Horvath, violas; Elsbeth Merriam, violoncello; Allan Dennis, contrabass; Irvin Gilman, flute; Charles Stancampiano, clarinet; Richard Sleeper, bassoon and baritone saxophone; Henry Carr, trumpet; Ron Partch, trombone; Walter Gregory, tuba; David Gibson, conductor); question period; performed Child of Tree (Allison and Denison 1978; Almasi 1978; Rice 1978a; Rice 1978b; Kelly, R. 1978; Trump 1977; Trump 1978; Uttley 1978).

 

February 9, 1978. Letter to Monika FŸrst-Heidtmann (FŸrst-Heidtmann 1979, 40n1, 120n1).

 

February 11, 1978. Tampa, Florida, University of South Florida. Performed with Grete Sultan and Paul Zukofsky: Writing for the Second Time through Finnegans Wake (afternoon); evening concert by Sultan from Etudes Australes and Zukofsky, Cheap Imitation [violin] attended by Cage (Theater); interviewed by Bruce Jones previously (Jones, B. 1978).

 

February 26, 1978. Boston, Massachusetts, Boston English High School. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company perfomed (Jon Gibson, Equal Distribution to Fractions and other pieces); CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

March 1978. Oakland, California, Crown Point Press. Second visit; made working sketch for Seventeen Drawings by Thoreau (March 9); interviewed by Robin White (Cage/White, R. 1978).

 

March 14-19, 1978 and March 21-26, 1978. New York, Roundabout Theater, Stage One (333 West 23rd Street). Performed incidentally with David Behrman, Jon Gibson, Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, Meredith Monk, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Events; with Demetrio Stratos performed Sixty-two Mesostics re Merce Cunningham to Event 209 (March 18) and Event 210 (March 19) (Anderson, Jack 1978; New Yorker 1978; Vaughan 1997, 204).

 

March 14-April 8, 1978 (Opening March 16). New York, Carl Solway Gallery (139 Spring Street). One-person exhibition, Etchings & Worksheets (Ashbery 1978; Frank, P. 1978).

 

March 20, 1978. New York. Read 36 Mesostics re and not re Duchamp and interviewed by Richard Kostelanetz for films by Jaime Davidovich and Steve Lawrence.

 

March 20, 1978. Los Angeles, California, Bing Theater, Monday Evening Concerts. Richard Bunger performed Ad Lib, Ophelia, Primitive (first performance?), and Spontaneous Earth, in shared program with music by Elliott Carter and Dorrance Stalvey (Guzelimian 1978).

 

Spring 1978 or earlier. Saint Peter, Minnesota, Gustavus Adolphus College (800 West College Avenue). Performed Writing for the Second Time Through Finnegans Wake.

 

April 5-May 1978. Ensemble Musica Negativa (Rainer Riehn, director, with guest musician Ursula Ubbelohde) toured with travelling exhibition of artworks and scores by Cage (including and Not Wanting to Say Anything about Marcel and Seven-Day Diary: Not Knowing); they performed Variations VIII (Heinz-Klaus Metzger, Rainer Riehn, Wilhelm Schulz), Credo in Us, Fontana Mix with Concert for Piano and Orchestra and Song Books, Living Room Music, Music for Marcel Duchamp, Music Walk, Water Music; stations included Cologne, Kšlnischer Kunstverein (Josef Haubrich-Hof 1) (April 5-7; April 6, evening, public rehearsal; April 7, evening, first performance of Variations VIII, revised version); Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall (Ostwall 7) (April 9-11, concert April 9, evening); Frankfurt am Main, Hessischer Rundfunk/StŠdelsches Kunstinstitut (April 14-16); Bochum, Museum Bochum (Kortumstra§e 147) (April 19-21, concert April 21, evening); Mšnchengladbach, StŠdtisches Museum Abteiberg (Bismarckstra§e 97) (April 23-25, concert April 23, evening); Heidelberg, Heidelberger Kunstverein (April 28-30); Mannheim (early May); Essen, Museum Folkwang (Bismarckstra§e 64-68) (May 10-13, concert May 10, evening); SaarbrŸcken, Musik des 20. Jahrhunderts (May, exhibition in SaarbrŸcker Sender, Foyer) (Anonymous 1978c; Bach, H. E. 1978; Herbort 1978; Metzger, H.-K. 1979a; Metzger, H.-K. and Riehn 1978a; Nyffeler 1978a; Nyffeler 1978b; Polaczek 1978b; Schmidt, K. 1978; Schšn 1978a; Schšn 1978b; Schreiber, W. 1978b; Schreiber, W. 1978d).

 

Prior to April 10, 1978. New York. Composed A Dip in the Lake.

 

April 10, 1978 (evening). New York, New York University, Loeb Student Center, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium (566 LaGuardia Place), presented by the New Music Showcase of the New York University Program Board, Benefit Concert for Harvestworks Inc. and Public Access Synthesizer Studio. Performed with David Tudor; gave first performance of A Dip in the Lake (voice and four microphones); what Tudor performed is unknown (Johnson, Tom 1978a; Lindahl 1978).

 

April 17-20, 1978. Wichita, Kansas, Wichita State University, College of Fine Arts. Residency; open rehearsals; percussion ensemble concert (April 17, evening, Miller Concert Hall); lectured, presumably from Empty Words (April 18, morning); reception (April 18, evening, Ulrich Museum of Art); meeting with students (April 19, morning); conducted Wichita State University Symphony Orchestra in Atlas Eclipticalis with Winter Music; Symphonic Band and Singers, David Catron, conductor, performed Quartets I, V and VI; University Chamber Orchestra performed Etcetera (April 20, evening, Miller Concert Hall); exhibition ÒThe Art of John CageÓ (April 17-20, Ulrich Museum of Art); introductory lectures by Richard Kostelanetz previously; interviewed by L. David Harris previously (Evangelisti, D. 1978; Harris, L.D. 1978).

 

April 24, 1978 (two performances, 7 and 9:30 pm). New York, Whitney Museum of American Art (Madison Avenue at 75th Street), A John Cage Concert, presented by ComposersÕ Showcase in honor of CageÕs 65th birthday. Introduced performances of Grete Sultan (Etudes Australes I-VIII) and Paul Zukofsky (Freeman Etudes I-VIII, first performance) (Henahan 1978).

 

May 1-4, 1978. Minneapolis, Minnesota, Walker Art Center (Vineland Place). Five-day residency. Read Writing for the Second Time through Finnegans Wake (April 1, evening, Auditorium); attended rehearsals and performance of Quartets I-VIII for 24 players and Score (40 Drawings by Thoreau) and 23 Parts by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (April 3, evening, Auditorium); films by Cage and Nam June Paik, WGBH-TV and Shigeko Kubota, Marcel Duchamp and John Cage shown (April 4, evening, Auditorium); exhibition of graphic works from the Art Center collection in conjunction with the residency (Close 1978).

 

May 3, 1978. Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Academia Artium et Scientiarum Americana).

 

May 5?, 1978. Milan. Performed with Merce Cunningham, presumably Cheap Imitation to Second Hand, and exhibition (Mo 1978b).

 

May 6-7, 1978. Milan. Wrote Letters to Erik Satie.

 

Presumably May 1978. Milan, I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano. First performance of ÒAudiovisual Events,Ó John Cage/Josef Anton Riedl.

 

May 8-19, 1978. Paris, American Center for Students and Artists (261 Boulevard Raspail), Spring Festival = Festival de printemps (April 24-June 10), Judith F. Pisar, director. Preceded by Merce Cunningham (April 24-May 5), assisted by John Fullemann, conducted workshop to sixteen music students on "Composition et improvisation structurelles," using Branches, Child of Tree, and presumably Inlets (May 8-19); performed Dialogue with Cunningham, using Child of Tree and Letters to Erik Satie in the way of Song Books, Solo for Voice 43 (May 8, eighty minutes); interviewed by Elmer Schšnberger (May 18); "rencontre avec John Cage" (May 18, evening); results of workshop presented as two-hour performance of Branches, partly in the garden of the Center, Cage conducting (May 19); interviewed by Pierre Job previously, in New York, and by Pierre Lartigue; simultaneously a four-day session of contemporary American music took place at the Lucernaire Forum with Jo‘lle LŽandre performing The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs and music by Tom Johnson (Backalm 1978; Cage/Job 1978; Cage/Lartigue 1978; Cage/Schšnberger 1978; Canal 1978; CondŽ 1978; Doucelin 1978; Ferrer 1978; Lartigue 1978; Michel 1978; Rodet 1978; Samuel 1978; Stevens, D. 1978).

 

May 20, 1978. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Charles River, 14th Annual New York Avant Garde Festival/2nd Cambridge River Festival. Participated.

 

May 31, 1978, Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies (conductor) gave first complete performance of Quartets I-VIII [24 instruments] (Anonymous 1979TITLE/PETERS).

 

June 1-2, 1978. Chicago, Illinois, Orchestra Hall. Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Henry Mazer conducting, with Chief Swift Eagle, performed Renga with Apartment House 1776, in shared program with music by Karlins and Berio (Sinfonia); Cage in attendance on June 1 and presumably on June 2 as well (Lange 1978; Marsh 1978; Von Rhein 1978a; Von Rhein 1978b). Hereafter only ÔcommissionÕ performances of Renga with Apartment House 1776 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

June 7-15, 1978 (interrupted by June 12-13 performances in London). Amsterdam: co-ordinated first performance of Sounday; press conference (June 8, Stedelijk Museum); public rehearsal (June 11, afternoon, Stedelijk Museum); first performance, given by Peter Barkema, conch shell; Trille Bedarrides, Michelle Blaauw, Petra Branderhorst, Johan Dronkers, Willem Hering, Hans Reehuis, Annette van Wijck, Frank van Wijk, Nancy de Wilde, amplified plant materials, shells; Grete Sultan, piano; Paul Zukofsky, violin; Demetrio Stratos, voice; John David Fullemann, electronics; co-ordinated by Cage; including Branches, Child of Tree, Etudes Australes, Freeman Etudes, Inlets, Pools, Sixty-two Mesostics re Merce Cunningham (June 15, Theater Bellevue, broadcast live on KRO Dutch Catholic Radio from 7 am until 5 pm) (Barkema and Blaauw 1978; Benoist 1978; Cage/Schšnberger 1978; Delden 1978b; Houten 1978a; Houten 1978b; Jansen 1978; Parool 1978; Post 1978; Potter, K. 1978; Rossum 1978; Rossum 1982, 17; Samama 1978; Studio 1978; Sz‡nt— 1978; Weiland and Tempelaars 1982, 101).

 

June 12-13, 1978 (arrived June 11, evening, stayed with Bonnie Bird). London. Lectured on music and dance (June 12, GoldsmithsÕ College); performed from Part III (according to K. Potter Part II) of Empty Words (June 13, National Theatre Building, Lyttelton Theatre); Grete Sultan and Paul Zukofsky performed from Etudes Australes (Sultan, I-XVI); Cheap Imitation (violin, Zukofsky) (June 13, Queen Elizabeth Hall, presented by London Musical Digest) (Cage/Raymond and Roberts 1980, 4; Cole 1978; Potter, K. 1978; Roberts, D. 1978; Schiffer 1978).

 

June 17, 1978. Genve, CitŽ Universitaire, Salle Simon I. Pati–o (26, Avenue de Miremont), presented by Centre dÕArt Contemporain, Contrechamps and Kh Basel. Performed with Grete Sultan and Paul Zukofsky: according to annoucement Cage at 6:30 pm, Sultan and Zukofsky at 8:30 pm (Cage 1979c, 3).

 

June 19-20, 1978. Basle. Performed with Grete Sultan and Paul Zukofsky: from Empty Words Part III (June 19, afternoon, Kunsthalle); Sultan performed from Etudes Australes, Zukofsky from Freeman Etudes (June 20, evening, Musik-Akademie, Grosser Saal) (Cage 1979c, 3; J.Mr. 1978).

 

June 22, 1978. Munich, Amerika-Haus (Karolinen-Platz 3), presented by Neue Musik MŸnchen. Hosted by Dieter Schnebel, performed with Grete Sultan and Paul Zukofsky: from Empty Words (part III); from Etudes Australes (IX-XVI, Sultan); from Freeman Etudes (I-VIII, Zukofsky); interviewed by Thomas Veszelits previously (Schreiber, W. 1978a; Veszelits 1978).

 

June 26-30, 1978. Bologna, Feste Musicali dÕEstate a Bologna (June 26-July 5), organized by Tito Gotti of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Attended: Alla ricerca del silenzio perduto, presented as ÒIl treno di John CageÓ (June 26-28), three excursions on a prepared train (involving 210 audiotapes by Juan Hidalgo and Walter Marchetti, with technical assistance by Oderso Rubini; instrumental, vocal, and theatrical contributions by Gianfranco Baruchello, Carlo Capelli, Massimo Coen, Esther Ferrer, Gian Felice Fugazza, Luigi Lanzillotta, Marcello Panni, Cristiano Rossi, Marco Scano, Demetrio Stratos, Enrico Visani, Augusto Vismara, Giorgio Zagnoni), co-ordinated by Juan Hildalgo and Walter Marchetti: Bologna Centrale Piazzale Ovest-Riola-Porretta Terme-Riola-Bologna Centrale Piazzale Ovest (June 26, evening); Bologna Centrale Piazzale Est-Lugo-Ravenna-Lugo-Bologna Centrale Piazzale Est (June 27, evening); Ravenna-Bellaria-Rimini-Bellaria-Ravenna (June 28, evening); Paul Zukofsky performed Cheap Imitation (violin) and Freeman Etudes (I-VIII); Grete Sultan performed from Etudes Australes (I-VIII or from Book II) (June 30, Chiostro di San Vittore [Via San Vittore, 40]); interviewed previously by Adriano Cavicchi and S.K. (A. J. 1978; Barber, Ll. 1978b; Cage 1979a; Cage 1979q; Cavicchi 1978a; Cavicchi 1978b; Cavicchi 1978c; Cavicchi 1978d; Charles 1978a; Cogno 1978a; Cogno 1978b; Corriere della Sera 1978; Enriquez 1978; Farabet 1978; Ferrari, A. 1978a; Ferrari, A. 1978b; G. Z. 1978; Gentilucci 1978; Giornale 1978; Gotti 1979; I. 1978; I. M. 1978; M. Gu. 1978; Marozzi 1978a; Marozzi 1978b; Mo 1978a; Mo 1978b; Monastra 1979; Monastra 1980-1981; Resto del Carlino 1978; S.K. 1978; Saracino 1978; Simoni 1978; Tura 1978a; Tura 1978b; Unitˆ 1978; Ventura 1978a; Ventura 1978b).

 

Around June 28, 1978 [or May 5?]. Milan. Gave concert? (Villa 1978).

 

After June 28, 1978. Rome, Villa Medici, Garden. Attended performances by Grete Sultan (from Etudes Australes) and Paul Zukofsky (Freeman Etudes) (Lichtenfeld 1978).

 

July 1, 1978. Kempfenhausen near Munich, Dany Keller Galerie (Starnberger See, Ostufer, Seebreite 3), presented by Neue Musik MŸnchen (in conjunction with exhibition with scores, plexigrams, manuscripts, etchings [June 23-July 28], films, concerts). Performed from Empty Words (part III); question period afterwards (Achternbusch 1990, [16]-17]; Gronemeyer 1981-1982, 219, 221; Schreiber, W. 1978a; Seidenfaden 1978; Zimmermann, I. 1978a; Zimmermann, I. 1978b).

 

July 4, 1978. Genoa, Teatro Margherita, presented by the Ente Autonomo del Teatro Comunale dellÕOpera di Genova. Grete Sultan performed from Etudes Australes; Paul Zukofsky performed from Freeman Etudes; Demetrio Stratos performed Sixty-two Mesostics re Merce Cunningham; Cage in attendance and interviewed by Viana Conti (Conti 1978).

 

Prior to July 6, 1978. Rome. Interviewed by Pietro Acquafredda (Cage/Acquafredda 1978).

 

August 6, 1978. Saint-Maximin-la Sainte Baume. Interviewed by Christian Tarting and AndrŽ Jaume (Cage/Tarting and Jaume 1980).

 

August 17-19, 1978. Toronto, Ontario, Royal Alexandra Theatre. Performed with Martin Kalve (presumably), Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Ixion to Summerspace (with Tudor); David Behrman, Voice with Melody-Driven Electronics to Rebus; Takehisa Kosugi, S.E. Wave/E.W. Song to Squaregame (August 17); Cartridge Music to Exercise Piece II, as part of Changing Steps Et Cetera (August 18) (Godfrey 1978).

 

August 22-27, 1978. Highland Park, Illinois, Murray Theatre, Ravinia Festival Õ78, Festival of American Dance. Performed with Jon Gibson, Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Cartridge Music to Changing Steps Etcetera (Cage, Kalve, and Tudor); Child of Tree to Solo (Cage); Jon Gibson, Equal Distribution to Fractions; Tudor, Toneburst to Sounddance (Tudor) (August 22, 24, and 26); Fourth Week of August to Signals (Cage, Kalve, and Tudor); Maryanne Amacher, Remainder to Torse (tape?); Kosugi, S.E.Wave/E.W. Song to Squaregame (Cage, Kalve, Kosugi, Tudor); Tudor, Rainforest to Rainforest (August 23, 25, and 27).

 

August 28-September 10, 1978. Oakland, California, Crown Point Press. Third visit. Made Signals; presumably completed Seventeen Drawings by Thoreau (Brown, Ka. 1982c).

 

September 18-22, 1978 (evenings). Paris, ThŽ‰tre de lÕAthŽnŽe, Musique-AthŽnŽe, John Cage ˆ Paris. Attended and performed; Demetrio Stratos performed Sixty-two Mesostics re Merce Cunningham, GŽrard FrŽmy, Sonatas and Interludes (September 17); Grete Sultan performed from Etudes Australes (I, VIII, IX, XVI, September 19); conducted Atlas Eclipticalis performed by Musique Vivante (September 20); Zukofsky performed from Freeman Etudes (I and VIII), Chorals (first performance), Cheap Imitation (violin) (September 21); performed (from) Empty Words (part III) (September 22).

 

September 26-October 8, 1978. New York, City Center Dance Theatre (131 West 55th Street). Performed with Jon Gibson, Martin Kalve, Garrett List, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Branches to Solo; first performance (presumably) of Letter to Erik Satie with Sounds Anonymously Received to Tango (October 5); Telephones and Birds to Travelogue and others; Jon Gibson, Equal Distribution to Fractions (Gibson); Letter to Erik Satie with Sound Anonymously Received to Tango (Cage); Inlets (Cage, Kalve, List, Tudor); Telephones and Birds to Travelogue (Cage, Kalve, Tudor) (October 8, matinee); PROGRAMS: Summerspace, Sounddance, Inlets, Squaregame (September 26, evening); Torse I, Exchange, Squaregame (September 27, evening); Torse II, Inlets, Travelogue (September 28, evening); Summerspace, Solo, Inlets, Sounddance (September 29, evening); RainForest, Rebus, Cartridge Music to Exercise Piece I (new production), as part of Changing Steps Et Cetera (September 30, matinee); Summerspace, Signals, Exchange (September 30, evening); Torse III, Signals, Exchange (October 1, matinee); RainForest, Fractions, Travelogue (October 3, evening); Rune, Inlets, Travelogue (October 4, evening); Fractions, Letter to Erik Satie with Sounds Anonymously Received to Tango, Sounddance, Squaregame (October 5, evening); Fractions, Sounddance, Travelogue (October 6, evening); Rune, Letter to Erik Satie with Sounds Anonymously Received to Tango, Signals, Changing Steps Et Cetera (October 7, matinee); RainForest, Exchange, Changing Steps Et Cetera (October 7, evening); Fractions, Letter to Erik Satie with Sounds Anonymously Received to Tango, Inlets, Travelogue (October 8, matinee) (Mandell 1978; Vaughan 1997, 206, 297).

 

October 12, 1978 (evening). Buffalo, New York, State University of New York, Woldman Theatre, 112 Norton Hall, Amherst Campus, symposium The University and the Arts: Are They Compatible?, presented by the Office of Cultural Affairs. Participated in panel with Robert Buck, Robert Creeley, Merce Cunningham and Morton Feldman, moderated by Esther Swartz (Howe 1978; Reporter 1978).

 

October 27-30, 1978. Berkeley, California. Completed no. 3 (October 27), no. 4 (October 28); no. 5 (October 29); nos. 1 and 2 (October 30) of Some of The Harmony of Maine and revised nos. 1, 2, and 3.

 

November 1-2, 1978. Boulder, Colorado. Completed no. 7 (November 1) and no. 9 (November 2) of Some of The Harmony of Maine.

 

November 3-5, 1978. Greensboro, North Carolina. Completed no. 10 (November 3), no. 11 (November 4) and no. 12 (November 5) of Some of The Harmony of Maine.

 

November 4, 1978. Greensboro, North Carolina, University of North Carolina, Aycock Auditorium, University Concert/Lecture Series, Fall Festival of Dance, in collaboration with the High Point Theatre and Exhibition Center. Performed with Martin Kalve (1951), Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Jon Gibson, Equal Distribution to Fractions (Kalve alone), David Tudor, Toneburst to Sounddance (Tudor alone), Takehisa Kosugi, S.E. Wave/E.W. Song to Squaregame (Cage, Kalve, Kosugi, Tudor).

 

November 10-12, 1978 and later. Loleta, California. Completed registration for no. 1 (November 10), no. 2 (November 11); for no. 10 and 11 and for no. 12 (November 12) of Some of The Harmony of Maine.

 

After November 12, 1978. New York. Completed no. 13 and Some of The Harmony of Maine.

 

December 1, 1978. New York, Entermedia Theater, Nova Convention. Performed Dialogue with Merce Cunningham.

 

December 7, 1978. New York, Japan House (333 East 47th Street), Japan Society. Performed with Merce Cunningham at a celebration honoring Porter A. McCray.

 

December 16, 1978 (afternoon). New York, 1 University Place, New York Reading Series. Performed in shared program with John Ashbery.

 

Prior to December 18, 1978. New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University, School of Music, Philip F. Nelson, Dean. Visited as guest of the Samuel Simons Sanford Professorship of Music.

 

Late 1978 or early 1979. New York, Nova Convention. Performed excerpt from Writing through Finnegans Wake.

 

1979 or earlier. Wrote Correction (text); Jasper Johns (text).

 

1979. Wrote B.W. 1916-1979 (text); Writing for the Third Time through Finnegans Wake (text).

 

1979. Elected 380th member, Kungl. Musikaliska Akademien (Royal Swedish Academy of Music).

 

January 1, 1979. New York, Entermedia Theater, St. MarkÕs Church New YearÕs Benefit: read from Indeterminacy: New Aspect of Form in Instrumental and Electronic Music (Giorno Poetry Systems Records GPS 018 [recording]).

 

January 1-10 [circa], 1979. Oakland, California, Crown Point Press, fourth visit. Began Changes and Disappearances [artwork] (Brown, Ka. 1980, [11]; Toland 1982a).

 

January 1979. New York. Composed Hymns and Variations.

 

January 16, 1979. MontrŽal, QuŽbec, Concordia University, Sir George Williams Campus, invited by Russell T. Gordon. Spoke to fine arts graduate students (morning); introduced and performed from Part IV of Empty Words (afternoon, room H-110), followed by question period (Berkowitz 1979a; Berkowitz 1979b; Culver 1997; Gervais 1997; Rivest 1997b).

 

Early February 1979. New York. Moved from Bank Street to West 18th Street and Sixth Avenue (Cage/Anonymous 1993a, 111-112; Silverman, K. 2010, 309).

 

February 1, 1979. New York, Whitney Museum of American Art (Madison Avenue at 75th Street), ComposersÕ Showcase. Performed two different selections from Part IV of Empty Words (two performances, 7:00 and 9:30 pm).

 

February 18, 1979 (afternoon). Jamaica, New York, York College, Hillside Center Auditorium (150-91 87th Road). Guest composer at New Music Consort concert; First Construction (in Metal) performed, as well as music by David Schiff, Arnold Schoenberg, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Maurice Wright.

 

March?, 1979. Atlanta, Georgia, WGST Newsradio, Midday: participated in discussion.

 

March 1979. Los Angeles, California, Louver Gallery. Exhibition of prints.

 

March 11, 1979 (late afternoon). New York, Carnegie Recital Hall. Presumably attended recital by Arline Carmen Kempner (mezzo soprano, dedicatee of Solo for Voice 1) and Richard Shirk (piano).

 

March 1979 [possibly confused with March 27, 1983]. Vancouver, British Columbia, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, presented by Vancouver New Music Society. Possibly performed Writing for the Second Time through Finnegans Wake (PichŽ 1997).

 

March 14, 1979. Windsor, Ontario, Art Gallery of Windsor (445 Riverside Drive West), Arts Expanding Series. Performed from Part IV of Empty Words; question period afterwards (Guinn 1979; Van Vugt 1979).

 

March 20, 1979. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Longy School of Music. Attended Boston Musica Viva concert, ÔJohn Cage: Music from 1933 to 1978Õ including Chorals, played by Nancy Cirillo (Buell 1979).

 

March 21, 1979. Baltimore, Maryland, University of Maryland. Performed from Part IV of Empty Words.

 

March 27, 1979. Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bing Theater, presented with Some Serious Business. Performed from Part IV of Empty Words (evening, 64-minute performance); interviewed by Bill Womack (Cage/Womack 1979; Clothier 1979; Segal 1979).

 

April 1979. Wrote request for recordings for Roaratorio (Cage 1982COLLECTING).

 

April 3, 1979. Bruxelles, Atelier rue Sainte Anne (20, rue Sainte Anne). Le Groupe Intervalles de Paris, Jean-Yves Bosseur conducting, gave performance of Mesostics for Erik Satie [sic], possibly identical with Letter(s) to Erik Satie (Gillemon 1979).

 

April 5, 1979. De Kalb, Illinois, Northern Illinois University. Attended: performances of 0'00", Atlas Eclipticalis with Winter Music, Variations IV; CageÕs participation unknown.

 

April 29-30, 1979. Flew to London. Stayed with Bonnie Bird Grundlach.

 

April 30, 1979. Norwich, England. Met Joe [Joseph] Heaney (1919-1984) (Cage 1980ABOUT, [27]; Cage/Schšning 1982, 91, 93; Eastern Daily Press 1979).

 

Spring 1979. Toured in Europe with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company. Company briefly in Paris rehearsing Changing Steps in the ThŽ‰tre du Silence.

 

May 2, 1979. Flew to Lyons.

 

May 3, 1979. Lyons, Auditorium Maurice-Ravel, Salle Proton de la Chapelle. Press conference with Merce Cunningham, David Tudor, Martin Kalve, Marc Le Bot, and Marcelle Michel, moderated by Georges LŽon (Baille 1979; J.-J.-L. 1979; Michel 1979).

 

Prior to May 6, 1979. Lyons, Auditorium Maurice-Ravel. Performed with Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Letter to Erik Satie with Sounds Anonymously Received to Tango and other choreographies; scheduled work on Roaratorio with Klaus Schšning (Baille 1979; Cage 1980, [31]; Cage/Schšning 1982, 107).

 

May 6, 1979. M‰con, Action Culturelle de M‰con. Performed with Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Event #223.

 

May 8, 1979. La Rochelle, Maison de la Culture de La Rochelle, Mai Musical de Bordeaux. Performed with Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Event #224.

 

May 10-11 [announced, eventually presumably May 11-12], 1979. Bordeaux, Grand-ThŽ‰tre, Mai Musical de Bordeaux (May 4-20). Performed with Martin Kalve, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham Dance Company, music by Maryanne Amacher to Torse, David Tudor, Weatherings to Exchange; Takehisa Kosugi, S.E. Wave/E.W. Song to Squaregame (May 10); music by Martin Kalve to Fractions; Letter to Erik Satie with Sound Anonymously Received to Tango; David Tudor, Toneburst to Sounddance, and unidentified music to Changing Steps Et Cetera.

 

June 2-3, 1979. The Hague, Nederlands Congresgebouw, Holland Festival. Performed with Martin Kalve, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Cartridge Music to Changing Steps Et Cetera; Letter to Erik Satie with Sound Anonymously Received to Tango (alone); First Week in June; Takehisa Kosugi, S.E. Wave/E.W. Song to Squaregame.

 

June 4, 1979. Traveled to Cologne.

 

June 6-10, 1979. Bonn, Tage Neuer Musik, John Cage-Festival. Attended and participated; Paul Zukofsky performed from Freeman Etudes (June 6); gave first complete performance of Empty Words, with Maryanne Amacher, Close Up (June 6-7, Kulturforum Bonn-Center); attended recital by Doris Thomson: Bacchanale, And the Earth Shall Bear Again, A Room, Totem Ancestor, Tossed As It Is Untroubled, Prelude for Meditation, A Valentine out of Season, Root of an Unfocus, Music for Marcel Duchamp, Daughters of the Lonesome Isle, Two Pastorales (June 7, Cologne, Beginner-Studio, Gottesweg 52); Nachhšren-Nachdenken: GesprŠch Ÿber John Cage (June 8, morning, Kultur Forum, Mittelfoyer); Giancarlo Cardini, Lorenzo Ferrero, GŽrard FrŽmy, Stephen Montague, Frederic Rzewski, Dieter Schnebel (harpsichords), David Tudor (electric harpsichord) performed HPSCHD, visual realization by Josef Anton Riedl (June 8, evening, Beethovenhalle, Gro§er Saal); Nachhšren-Nachdenken: GesprŠch Ÿber John Cage (June 9, morning, Kultur Forum, Mittelfoyer); GŽrard FrŽmy performed The Perilous Night; Ensemble Musique Vivante, Paul Zukofsky, conductor, performed Sixteen Dances (June 9, afternoon, Kultur Forum, Theater); conducted Atlas Eclipticalis, performed by Ensemble Musique Vivante, with Winter Music, performed by Giancarlo Cardini, Lorenzo Ferrero, GŽrard FrŽmy, Stephen Montague, Frederic Rzewski, Dieter Schnebel and David Tudor; Ensemble Musique Vivante, Paul Zukofsky, coaching and conductor, performed Cheap Imitation and The Seasons (June 9, evening, Beethovenhalle, Studio); performance of Musicircus (June 9, Bundesgartenschau, Theaterzelt, organized by Walter Zimmermann); Doris Thomson performed Sonatas and Interludes and Suite for Toy Piano (June 10, afternoon, Cologne, Beginner-Studio, Gottesweg 52); performed Lecture on the Weather with Die Maulwerker/Berlin, Dieter Schnebel; first performance of Hymns and Variations by the Kšlner Rundfunkchor, Herbert Schernus, conductor (June 10, evening, Beethovenhalle, Gro§er Saal); Renga with Apartment House 1776 (Kšlner Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester, Dennis Russell Davies); four discussions, two of them attended by Cage; one-person exhibition (June 6-14, Kulturforum Bonn-Center); interviewed for Neue Hoffnung (Brooks, W. 1981b; Cage/Anonymous 1979; Ferrero 1979; Glauber 1979; Gronemeyer 1979b; Gronemeyer 1981-1982; Nyffeler 1979a; Nyffeler 1979b; Nyffeler 1979c; OehlschlŠgel 1979b; Runge 1979; Schreiber, W. 1979a; Schreiber, W. 1979b; SchŸrmann 1979a; SchŸrmann 1979b; SchŸrmann 1979c; Tempo 1979; TerschŸren 1979; Zeller 1979a).

 

June 12-14, 1979. Brussels, Atelier rue Sainte-Anne, ThŽ‰tre, JournŽes John Cage avec John Cage. Attended; Vlaams Mobiel Kamerensemble performed Music for Wind Instruments, Six Melodies, and Variations III (June 12, evening); Atelier-Rencontre, interviewed by Jean-Yves Bosseur and Franoise van Kessel (June 13, evening); Ensemble Musique Nouvelle, George Elie Octors, conductor and percussion, and Frederic Rzewski, piano, performed Concert for Piano and Orchestra and Atlas Eclipticalis with Winter Music; Jean-Yves Bosseur and Franoise van Kessel made Portrait de John Cage during the concert (June 14, evening) (Bosseur, J.-Y. 1993, 161; Cage/Bosseur 1981; Collin 1979; Drapeau Rouge 1979; Libre Belgique 1979; Mairel 1979; P. Tr. 1979; Plisnier 1979).

 

Late June 1979 (presumably). Recorded Writing for the Second Time through Finnegans Wake.

 

June 15-July 15, 1979. Ireland. Assisted by Ciaran Mac Mathuna and Patrick OÕConnor (Irish Radio), with John David Fullemann and Monika Fullemann collected recordings for Roaratorio (Cage 1980ABOUT, unpag., [31], [35], [37]; Cage/Schšning 1982; NNB?Schšning 19?79[???], 21, 23; Cage 1982ROARATORIO, 118-119 (photos)).

 

July 15-August 15, 1979. Paris, Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM). At the invitation of Pierre Boulez, realized Roaratorio in collaboration with John David Fullemann; interviewed by Klaus Schšning (August 13, Studio) (Cage 1980ABOUT, unpag., [31], [39]; Cage/Schšning 1982; Schšning 1982CHECK, 14/15, 17, 23).

 

July 19, 1979. Durham, North Carolina, American Dance Festival. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company gave first performance of Yasunao Tone, Geography and Music to Roadrunners; CageÕs participation unlikely.

 

Early August 1979. Lewiston, New York, Artpark. Merce Cunningham Dance Company performed; Cage presumably did not participate (Vaughan 1997, 209).

 

August 15, 1979. Returned to New York.

 

August 28-29, 1979. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Performed with Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

 

August 31, 1979. New York. Filmed by Joan Logue (films).

 

September 1979. New York. Composed Paragraphs of Fresh Air.

 

Fall [September or early October], 1979. Wrote Another Song [text].

 

September 4-8, 1979. Edinburgh, Moray House Gymnasium, Edinburgh International Festival (September 1-9). Performed with Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Events (September 4, 5, 7 [evenings]; September 8 [matinee and evening]); composed _, _ _ Circus on _.

 

September 18-22, 1979. Presumably in Paris.

 

September 29-30, 1979. Albuquerque, New Mexico, KUNM-FM (radio station), Radio Performance Project (August 19-October 1): participated.

 

October-December 1979. New York. Commissioned by the Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, wrote James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet.

 

October 1, 1979. New York. Interviewed by Frans Boenders (Cage/Boenders 1980).

 

October 2-4, 1979. New York, Camera Mart, Stage One, Dance Umbrella, presented by TAG (Technical Assistance Group). Performed with Martin Kalve, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Event #1 (October 2); Event #2 (October 3); Event #3 (October 4).

 

Before October 15, 1979. New York. Interviewed by Barbara Rowes (Rowes 1979).

 

Fall 1979. Toured and performed with Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Europe.

 

October 9-November 5, 1979. Beaubourg. Performed with Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

 

October 11, 1979. Minneapolis, Minnesota, KFAI, Marathon Pledge Week. First performance of Paragraphs of Fresh Air.

 

October 20, 1979. Donaueschingen, Sternensaal, Donaueschinger Musiktage (October 19-21), Akustische Spielformen. Attended first presentation of Roaratorio (morning); preceding the presentation, received the Karl-Sczuka-Preis fŸr Radiokunst des SŸdwestfunks Baden-Baden (DM 25,000) from Alois Rummel, Hšrfunkdirektor; Heinrich Vormweg spoke eulogy; Cage read speech of thanks; presentation repeated October 21, morning (Bitz 1979; Cage 1980e; Fohrbeck 1985; Gronemeyer 1979a; Kaiser, J. 1979; Koch, G.R. 1979; Kumpf 1979; Matejka 1979; Schweizer 1979; Vormweg 1982; Zietsch 1979).

 

October 22, 1979. Cologne, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, WDR-3 Hšrspielstudio: first broadcast of Roaratorio, produced by Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Klaus Schšning), Katholieke Radio Omroep, and SŸddeutscher Rundfunk; first Dutch broadcast October 23 (KRO Radio, Hilversum 2) (Cage 1982ROARATORIO, 15).

 

October 30-31, November 1, 1979. Oakland Symphony performed The Seasons. Cage presumably not in attendance (Commanday 1979).

 

November 2, 1979. Cologne, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Musik der Zeit. Grupo de acci—n instrumental performed ÒTake It Easy but Take It,Ó a musical-scenic collage on John CageÕs work; Cage presumably not in attendance.

 

November 4, 1979. Wrote The Beginning of a Connection between Satie and Thoreau (text) (Cage 1980a).

 

November 8, 1979-January 26, 1980. New York, Drawing Center (137 Greene Street), ÒMusical Manuscripts,Ó exhibition organized by Martha Beck, part of ÒSounds,Ó initiated by P.S. 1 gallery; the other exhibition was ÒScores and Notations,Ó organized by Peter Frank. Manuscript of solo for piano from Concert for Piano and Orchestra on exhibit (group exhibition with others) (Johnson, Tom 1979a; Ratcliff 1980).

 

December 4, 1979. New York, Saint Thomas Church, works by Benjamin Britten performed; Cage perhaps in attendance.

 

December 7-8, 1979. New York, The Kitchen Cednter for Video, Music and Dance. Ned Sublette performed his arrangement of Cheap Imitation for guitar (1978) in shared program with music by Jackson Mac Low and La Monte Young.

 

December 10, 1979. New York, Cooper Union (Third Avenue at Seventh Street), Great Hall, organized by the Group for Contemporary Music at Manhattan School of Music, 18th Season. With Charles Wuorinen and John Rockwell, participated in discussion after a concert with compositions by Tod Machover, Charles Wuorinen, Gerald Chenoweth and Cage (Third Construction performed by New Jersey Percussion Ensemble Quartet) (New Yorker 1980; Rockwell 1979a).

 

December 13, 1979. Received American Music Center Letter of Distinction (New York Times 1979).

 

Between late December 1979 and February 4, 1980. New York, Carnegie Recital Hall. New Music Consort performed Third Construction (New Yorker 1980).

 

1979-1980. Wrote Writing for the Fourth Time through Finnegans Wake.

 

1979-1981. Conceived Montestella dÕIvrea in collaboration with John Fullemann; it remained unfinished.

 

1979-1982. Wrote Writing through the Cantos (text).

 

1980. Wrote White on Blanco for O.P. (text).

 

1980. Interviewed by Giacomo Pellicciotti (Pellicciotti 1981).

 

January 1-15, 1980. Oakland, California, Crown Point Press. Visited; continued work on Changes and Disappearances.

 

January 16-24, 1980. Ponape, Caroline Islands. Contributed to Word of Mouth, an artistsÕ meeting initiated by Kathan Brown and sponsored by Crown Point Press, with Laurie Anderson, Chris Burden, Daniel Buren, Brian Hunt, Joan Jonas, Robert Kushner, Bryce Marden, Tom Marioni, Pat Steir, Marina Abramovic/Ulay, William T. Wiley; performed from Themes and Variations (then in progress; January 16, evening, Village Hotel, recording: Crown Point Press 37327 AL as Vision nr. 4) (Glueck 1980).

 

January 20-March 2, 1980. Berlin, Akademie der KŸnste, FŸr Augen und Ohren: Von der Spieluhr zum akustischen Environment. Group exhibition; Cage represented with Concerto grosso, Silent Environment (installations) and other work, and concerts: Lecture on the Weather; Rozart Mix (January 27, realization by David Tudor and Dieter Schnebel) (Bos 1980; Cage 1980b; Cage 1980h; Eberle 1980).

 

January 25, 1980. Santa Cruz, California, University of California. Gave first performance of James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet.

 

January 28-February 9, 1980. La Jolla, California, University of California, San Diego. Two-week residency as RegentÕs Lecturer; performed James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet, followed by question period (January 28, evening, Mandeville Auditorium); attended opening of exhibition of lithographs at University of California at Santa Cruz (January 30); attended concert by SONOR (January 30, evening, Mandeville Auditoruim); performed from Empty Words (February 1, evening, Center for Music Experiment, Building 408, Warren Campus, as part of WhatÕs Cooking III); attended rehearsals and concert of his music and possibly performed as part of WhatÕs Cooking III (February 1-3, afternoons and evenings, same location; February 3, Opus 5 Art Studio, Solana Beach, morning); attended concert of his music, presumably Musicircus including Roaratorio (February 8, evening, Mandeville Auditorium); continued work on Themes and Variations; exhibition of score pages (reproductions) with commentary of the faculty members of the music department (Mandeville Center for the Performing Arts, East Room); interviewed by Barry Alfonso, Joshua Harrison, Gay Knapp, Kathlyn Russell, Isabella Wasserman; Pauline Oliveros focused her winter semester course on Cage (Alfonso 1980; Arne 1980; Cage/Harrison 1980; Dierks 1980; Faculty 1980; Herman, A. 1980; Jones, Ja. 1980; Knapp 1980a; Knapp 1980b; Oliveros 1987-1988; Rich 1980; Russell, K. 1980; Schillaci 1980; Wasserman 1980).

 

February 8-9, 1980. Albany, New York, State University of New York. Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Fractions, Locale, Squaregame (February 8); Torse II, Exchange, Roadrunners (February 9); Cage presumably participated.

 

February 10, 1980. Bronxville, New York, Sarah Lawrence College. Performed James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet.

 

February 11, 1980. Minneapolis, Minnesota, Walker Arts Center. Performed James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet.

 

February 13, 1980. New York, Columbia University. Performed James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet.

 

February 14, 1980. Wrote first of two letters to M. William Karlins (Cage 1981k).

 

February 19-24, 26-29, and March 1-2, 1980. New York, City Center 55th Street Theatre. Performed with Jon Gibson, Martin Kalve, Garrett List, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Letter to Erik Satie with Sound Anonymously Received to Tango, Takehisa Kosugi, S.E. Wave/E.W. Song to Squaregame (with Kalve and Tudor), Maryanne Amacher, Remainder 18.]R[ ]D[= afterimage (also used as a classifier of seeds to Torse I, Takehisa Kosugi, Interspersion to Locale (Kalve) (February 19); Maryanne Amacher, Remainder 18.]R[ ]D[= afterimage (also used as a classifier of seeds to Torse I, Yasunao Tone, Geography and Music to Roadrunners (Cage), David Tudor, Weatherings to Exchange (Tudor) (February 20); Equal Distribution to Fractions (Jon Gibson alone), Inlets, Roadrunners (February 21); Torse II, Exchange, Roadrunners (February 22); Torse II, Locale, Cartridge Music to Exercise Piece III (first performance), as part of Changing Steps Et Cetera (February 23, matinee); Christian Wolff, Music for Merce Cunningham to Rune; Inlets, Squaregame (February 23, evening); Fractions, Letter to Erik Satie with Sounds Anonymously Received to Tango, Sounddance, Roadrunners (February 24, matinee); Locale, RoaminÕ I, Blue Studio: Five Segments (February 24, evening); Christian Wolff, Music for Merce Cunningham to Rune, Improvisation III to Duets (first performance, Peadhar Mercier and Mel Mercier [on tape]), Exchange (February 26); Landrover, Duets, Sounddance (February 27); Torse III, Letter to Erik Satie with Sounds Anonymously Received to Tango, Locale, Squaregame (February 28); Torse III, Exchange, Roadrunners (February 29); 52/3 to Landrover (with Kalve and Tudor), Improvisation III to Duets (with Kalve and Tudor), Cartridge Music [or perhaps Inlets] to Changing Steps Et Cetera (with Kalve and Tudor) (March 1, matinee); Letter to Erik Satie with Sounds Anonymously Received to Tango (alone), Improvisation III to Duets (with Kalve and Tudor), Takehisa Kosugi, S.E. Wave/E.W. Song to Squaregame (with Kalve and Tudor), program also featured Equal Distribution to Fractions (Jon Gibson, alone) (March 1, evening); Fractions, Locale, Roadrunners (March 2, evening); Cunningham interviewed previously by David Vaughan (Anderson, Jack 1980a; Anderson, Jack 1980b; Cunningham/Vaughan 1980; Kendall, E. 1980; Kisselgoff 1980; Vaughan 1997, 212-213, 298).

 

February 22, 1980. Wrote second of two letters to M. William Karlins (Cage 1981k).

 

February 28, 1980. New York, Judson Memorial Church, Garden Room. Read from his own work at memorial service for JosŽ Rollin de la Torre Bueno (Aprl 4, 1904-January 15, 1980), his editor at Wesleyan University Press; other participants were David Vaughan, Patricia N. McAndrew, Nancy Reynolds, Walter Sorell, Selma Jeanne Cohen; Neely Bruce (piano) and Phyllis Bruce (soprano) performed Winter Music and music by Jacques Offenbach and Neely Bruce.

 

March 8, 1980. New York, Alice Tully Hall. Continuum performed Credo in Us, as well as music by Lou Harrison, Elliott Carter, Jacob Druckman, Henry Cowell, Barbara Kolb, Stefan Wolpe, and Edgard Varse (Rockwell 1980a).

 

March 12-13, 1980. Notre Dame, Indiana, Notre Dame University: attended; performed James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet (March 12, Library Auditorium, Sophomore Literary Festival); question period afterwards; interviewed by Stephen Husarik (March 12-13) (Husarik 1983, 20n1; OÕToole 1980).

 

March 21, 1980. Stony Brook, State University of New York: residency.

 

March 22-23, 1980. Buffalo, New York, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, presented with the Center for the Creative and Performing Arts: with Lejaren Hiller and Morton Feldman attended performances of HPSCHD by Neely Bruce, David Fuller, Yvar Mikhashoff, Aki Takahashi, David Tudor (harpsichords), Joel Chadabe (technical co-ordination), with screen-sculptures by John Toth (Putnam 1980; Reporter 1980; Simon, J. 1980).

 

March 25-30, 1980. New York, Merce Cunningham Studio, Westbeth: six event performances; Cage particpation uncertain.

 

March 30, 1980. New York. Interviewed by Cole Gagne and Tracy Caras (Cage/Gagne and Caras 1982).

 

April 4-6, 1980. North Aurora, Illinois, Paramount Arts Centre. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Fractions, Letter to Erik Satie with Sounds Anonymously Received to Tango, Duets, Squaregame (April 4); Torse II, Letter to Erik Satie with Sounds Anonymously Received to Tango, Locale, Squaregame (April 5); Torse III, Exchange, Roadrunners (April 6).

 

April 7, 1980. Los Angeles, California, University of California, Schoenberg Hall, ComposerÕs Choice. As guest composer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, attended concert with Sixteen Dances and Christian Wolff, Trio I, Nine, and Braverman Music; ensemble conducted by William Kraft.

 

April 8-9, 1980. Irvine, California, University of California at Irvine. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company (Rosenthal, A. 1980).

 

April 9, 1980. Irvine, California, Irvine High School event (John Cage, Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor).

 

April 12-13, 1980. Los Angeles, California, University of California. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Fractions, Letter to Erik Satie with Sounds Anonymously Received to Tango, Locale, Roadrunners (April 12, Royce Hall); with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Event (April 13, Pauley Pavillion).

 

April 14-16, 1980. San Antonio, Texas, Carver Community Cultural Center. Performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company (April 15-16).

 

April 17-19, 1980. Dallas, Texas, Arts Magnet High School, Booker T. Washington. Performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Event (April 19).

 

April 18-May 14, 1980. Newton Centre, Massachusetts, Boston College Gallery, Fine Arts Department, Newton Campus, Barry Pavilion (885 Centre Street). One-person exhibition, ÒJohn Cage: Musical Imagery: Manuscripts and Printed Scores 1940-1979.Ó

 

April 22, 1980. Gainesville, Florida, University of Florida. Performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Event.

 

April 22-23, 1980. Gainesville, University of Florida. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company.

 

April 27, 1980. New York. Composed Furniture Music Etcetera.

 

May 13, 1980. Buffalo, New York, State University of New York at Buffalo, Baird Hall. Yvar Mikhashoff and Aki Takahashi gave first performance of Furniture Music Etcetera in a program with other compositions by Cage and Erik Satie; CageÕs attendance uncertain (Young, K. 1980).

 

Prior to May 20, 1980. Completed Themes and Variations.

 

May 20, 1980. New York, Japan House, Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium. Performed Themes and Variations (first complete performance) as part of Dialogue, with Merce Cunningham.

 

May 22, 1980. Letter to B‡lint Andr‡s Varga (Cage and Feldman/Varga 1986).

 

May 24, 1980. Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Aula. Roaratorio presented in version for tapes alone (Koning 1980).

 

Summer 1980. Attended partial performance of Freeman Etudes, followed by a discussion with Cage (Brown, K. 1980, [13]).

 

June 6-12, 1980. Reykjavik, Listah‡t’đ ’ Reykjav’k, Reykjavik Arts Festival. Visited with Paul Zukofsky, participated in Eat-in symposium, performed Part IV of Empty Words. Zukofsky performed Cheap Imitation (violin) and a selection from Freeman Etudes and conducted (unknown program).

 

June 13-15, 1980. Woodstock, New York, Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock Playhouse Dance Festival. Merce Cunningham Dance Company performed Fractions, Duets, Squaregame (June 13); Fractions, Sounddance, Roadrunners (June 14); Signals, Locale, Squaregame (June 15); CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

June 23-24, 1980. Traveled to Liverpool.

 

June 25, 1980. Liverpool, Everyman Theatre: Merce CunninghamÕs Travelogue (Geoff Dunlop), Blue Studio: Five Segments, Merce Cunningham and Charles Atlas (all film showings?); CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

June 26-28, 1980. Liverpool, Everyman Theatre (Hope Street), 1980 Hope Street Festival (began June 25 with film show). Performed; Dialogue with Merce Cunningham; reception afterwards (June 26); with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Event No.1 (June 27, evening); Event No. 2 (June 28, matinee); traveled to London by bus after performance.

 

Prior to June 30, 1980. Composed Improvisation IV.

 

June 28-July 5, 1980. London, SadlerÕs Wells Theatre (Rosebery Avenue). Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company; first performance of Improvisation IV to Fielding Sixes, with Merce Cunningham, John Cage, Monika Fullemann (June 30); performed Letter to Erik Satie with Sound Anonymously Received to Tango (alone), Locale, Roadrunners (June 30-July 1); Torse I, Sounddance, Duets, Roadrunners (July 2); Torse III, Sounddance, Duets, Roadrunners (July 3); Fractions, Letter to Erik Satie with Sound Anonymously Received to Tango, Locale, Squaregame (July 4); Signals, Letter to Erik Satie with Sound Anonymously Received to Tango, Inlets, Locale (July 5, matinee); Improvisation IV to Fielding Sixes, Inlets, Squaregame (July 5, evening) (Cage/Raymond and Roberts 1980, 5; Vaughan 1997, 213, 298).

 

July 8, 1980. London, Riverside Studios/Goldsmith College. Residency with Merce Cunningham Dance Company; Torse (dual screen version), Blue Studio: Five Segments (video), Locale, RoaminÕ I (all film showings?); CageÕs participation uncertain (July 6); performed with Merce Cunningham: Themes and Variations, as part of Dialogue (July 8); interviewed by Freddy de Vree (July 8) (Cage/De Vree 1980; Cage/Raymond and Roberts 1980, 5; Jordan 1980).

 

July 14-18, 1980. London, University of London, GoldsmithsÕ College, Laban Centre for Movement and Dance: invited by Bonnie Bird, gave series of interdisciplinary workshops with Merce Cunningham; workshops (July 14-18, Great Hall); lecture ÔMusic for DanceÕ probably by Cage and concert of his early music (July 15, Great Hall); probably participated in panel, ÔCollaboration or Co-Existence: Two Approaches to Interdisciplinary Work in the ArtsÕ (July 17); performed with Merce Cunningham, Themes and Variations as part of Dialogue (July 18, Great Hall) (Cage/Raymond and Roberts 1980; Jordan 1980; Raymond 1980).

 

Late July 1980. New York. Composed Litany for the Whale.

 

Between late July-August 13, 1980. Middletown, Connecticut, Wesleyan University, Summer Choral Institute of Contemporary Music (July 2-August 13), Neely Bruce, director. In residence.

 

July 20, 1980, noon until midnight. New York, Passenger Ship Terminal (55th Street and Hudson River), 15th Annual Avant Garde Festival of New York. Participated.

 

August 8-13, 1980. Albuquerque, New Mexico, KUNM radio station (National Public Radio), lectured on ÔThe Potential of RadioÕ and creation of a new work (Performing Artservices, probably postponed).

 

September 14-27, 1980. Oakland, California, Crown Point Press. Fifth visit; continued work on Changes and Disappearances and began On the Surface, completed before or during April 1982 (Singdahlsen 1982, 22).

 

September 29-30, 1980. Lawrence, Kansas, University of Kansas. Residency at the inititave of Stephen Addiss; meetings with various classes (September 29, Murphy Hall, Room 330, 8:30 am; Murphy Hall, Room 404, 9:30 am; Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, Auditorium, 11:30 am; Visual Arts Building, 12:30 pm [lunch]; Murphy Hall, Room 400, 3:30 pm [reception with music]; September 30, Murphy Hall, Room 330, 9:30 am; Murphy Hall, Room 228); introduced by J. Bunker Clark, performed James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet (September 30, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, Auditorium, evening, Humanities Lecture Series); CageÕs performance, accompanied by an interview by Tim Crouch, was broadcast on KANU-FM radio October 12 (Bretz 1980a; Bretz 1980b; Clark, J. B. 1980; Haskell 1980; Lawrence Journal-World 1980; Neufeld 1980a; Neufeld 1980b; Stipp 1980; University Daily Kansan 1980).

 

October 1, 1980. London, Elizabeth Hall. London Sinfonietta Voices, William Brooks conducting, performed Hymns and Variations in shared program with music by William Billings and Charles Ives (Griffiths 1980c).

 

October 2, 1980. Letter to Richard I.P. Hayman (Cage/Hayman 1980).

 

October 3, 4, 6, 11, 1980. New York, Brandeis High School, US Terpsichore. Merce Cunningham Dance Company performed Cross Currents; CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

October 4, 1980. New York, Merce CunninghamÕs studio. Event # 1; presumably Cage did not participate.

 

October 5, 1980. New York, Merce CunninghamÕs studio. Event # 2; presumably Cage did not participate.

 

October 11-November 2, 1980. Europe. Touring to Torino, Strasbourg and Milan with Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

 

October 16, 1980. Bonn, Theater der Stadt Bonn. Premire of scenic realization of Roaratorio by Dragutin Boldin; CageÕs attendance uncertain (Bonner Theater-Zeitung 1980-1981; D.T. 1980; Reichow 1980; Sparrer 1980; TerschŸren 1980).

 

October 20, 1980. Letter to Richard I.P. Hayman (Cage/Hayman 1980).

 

October 20-November 3, 1980. Toured with Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

 

October 21, 1980. Strassburg, ThŽ‰tre National de Strasbourg, Grande Salle. Attended tape performance of Roaratorio.

 

October 23-25, 1980. Strassburg, ThŽ‰tre National de Strasbourg. Performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Strasbourg Event I (October 23); Strasbourg Event II (October 24); Strasbourg Event III (October 25) (Ph. A. 1980).

 

October 28-31, November 1-2, 1980. Milan, Teatro Nazionale, Secondo rassegna internazionale di teatro-danza contemporaneo. Performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Improvisation IV to Fielding Sixes (with Kalve, Kosugi and Tudor), Yasunao Tone, Geography and Music to Roadrunners (with Kalve and Kosugi), program also featured Tudor, Weatherings to Exchange (Tudor alone); interviewed by Emanuelita Giann“ and Lieselotte Longato; Cunningham interviewed by Lieselotte Longato (Cage/Giann“ and Longato 1980; Cunningham/Longato 1980).

 

Early November-November 25, 1980. Stuttgart, Kunsthaus Schaller, Galerie, ÔMusik im BildÕ, Internationale Musikgraphik. Exhibition with graphic scores by Cage (Cartridge Music) and others, organized by Erhard Karkoschka and Reinhold Urmetzer; including opening concert by Allen Strange and others (Baruch 1980; Bergmann 1980).

 

November 8, 1980. Essen, Evangelische Kirche Essen-Rellinghausen (Oberstra§e). Gerd Zacher gave first performances of Some of The Harmony of Maine and Giuseppe Giorgio EnglertÕs Musica Barbara; Cage presumambly not in attendance (A. W. 1980; Herbort 1980; Kirchberg 1980).

 

November 11, 1980. New York, School of Visual Arts. Performed Themes and Variations (Johnson, Tom 1980).

 

November 12, 1980. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Franklin House. Received Award of the City of Philadelphia.

 

November 13-14, 1980. Kutztown, Pennsylvania, Kutztown State College, New Arts Program. Visiting Artist in Residency; assisted by ten students made eighty-four different prints, Strings 1-20, and Strings 1-62, plus two master plates.

 

November 20, 1980. New York, Whitney Museum of American Art. Performed.

 

December 1, 1980. Chicago, Illinois, Arts Club of Chicago, Second Annual Rue Winterbotham Shaw Program. Performed James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet.

 

December 1980. New York. Letter to Klaus Schšning (Schšning 1982, 20).

 

December 3-6, 1980. Middlebury, Vermont, Middlebury College. Residency; performed James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet (December 4, Dana Auditorium); performed with Merce Cunningham, Dialogue, during which he worked on Writing through the Cantos (December 5, Wright Theatre, Middlebury College Concert Series); interviewed with Merce Cunningham by George Todd and Dale Cockrell (December 6) (Cage and Cunningham/Todd and Cockrell 1981).

 

Circa 1981. Wrote [Untitled] (mesostics on ÒSwiftÓ) [text].

 

1981. Wrote Apropos of (Marcel Duchamp 1961) [text].

 

1981. Visited Montestella dÕIvrea [near Turin] to prepare Montestella dÕIvrea in collaboration with John Fullemann; it remained unfinished.

 

1981. Amsterdam. Frances-Marie Uitti gave first performance of Etudes Boreales (violoncello).

 

1981. Brussels, Atelier rue Sainte-Anne, Les musiciens, les potes, les peintres et leurs partitions (deuxime formule). Exhibition, with others.

 

1981. Detroit, Michigan, Fluxus – The Gilbert & Lila Silverman Collection. Exhibition (Block and Freybourg 1983, 5).

 

Early-prior to April 3, 1981. New York. Composed Thirty Pieces for Five Orchestras.

 

January 1981. Bochum, Galerie Inge Baecker. Exhibition of CageÕs scores and Merce CunninghamÕs notes (Wanzelius 1981).

 

January 9-24, 1981. Paris, Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM), Espace de Projection. Rehearsed (January 9-19) and performed Roaratorio (first live performance), with Joe Heaney (singing), Peadher Mercier and Mell Mercier (bodhran), with technical assistance by John David Fullemann in shared program with music by Rolf Gehlhaar (January 19-24); interviewed by Alain Rolland and Jukka Tiensuu (Cage/Rolland 1981; Cage/Tiensuu 1983; CondŽ 1981a; CondŽ 1981b; Emmerik, I. van 1981; Ferrer 1981; Oja 1980; Potter, K. 1981; Schšning 1982, 22, 24).

 

February 17, 1981. New York, Gracie Mansion. Recipient (with Harold Clurman [posthumous], AndrŽ Kertsz, I. M. Pei, Peter Martins, Robert Motherwell, Billy Taylor, Barbara Tuchman) of the MayorÕs Award of Honor for Arts and Culture, Mayor Edward I. Koch, Commission for Cultural Affairs of the City of New York; Louise Nevelson, presenter.

 

February 20, 1981. Akron, Ohio, Thomas Hall. Coached by Merce Cunningham, Ohio Ballet performed his Signals (with tape accompaniment); Cage presumably not in attendance (Salisbury 1981).

 

Late February 1981. New York, Baldwin Piano Company store. Performed 4'33" for production of Hologram of John Cage by Jason Sapon (Close 1981c).

 

Prior to March 1981. New York. Interviewed by David Sears (Sears 1981).

 

March 14, 1981. New York, New York Times Building, WQXR Auditorium, presented by Jack Kahn Pianos. Hosted by Joseph Bloom, Grete Sultan performed from Etudes Australes [XVII-XXVIII or -XXXII, possibly including first performances]; CageÕs attendance uncertain.

 

March 14-May 3, 1981. Florence, Sala dÕArme di Palazzo Vecchio. Exhibition, Spartito Preso (with others); August 26-October 18, 1981 in Turin, Mole Antonelliana (Lombardi 1981).

 

March 17-29, 1981. New York, City Center. Performed with Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Fractions, Letter to Erik Satie with Sounds Anonymously Received to Tango, 10Õs with Shoes, Roadrunners (March 17-18; March 17 Opening Benefit Gala); Improvisation IV to Fielding Sixes, Duets, Exchange (March 19-20); Signals, Inlets, Locale (March 21, matinee); Duets, Inlets, Exchange (March 21, evening); Improvisation IV to Fielding Sixes, 10Õs with Shoes, Exchange (March 22); David Tudor, Phonemes to Channels/Inserts (March 24); Improvisation IV to Fielding Sixes, 10Õs with Shoes, Roadrunners; David Tudor, Phonemes to Channels/Inserts (March 24-25); Fractions, Letter to Erik Satie with Sounds Anonymously Received to Tango, 10Õs with Shoes, Locale (March 26-27); Signals, Inlets, Locale (March 28, matinee); Duets, Inlets, 10Õs with Shoes (March 28, evening); Improvisation IV to Fielding Sixes, 10Õs with Shoes, Roadrunners (March 29) (Harris, Me. 1981; Sears 1981; Tobias 1981).

 

April 2, 1981. New London, Connecticut, Connecticut College, Collaborations. Performed James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet (morning, Oliva Hall); participated in panel, ÔRecent CollaborationsÕ, with Meredith Monk, Jim Melchert, William McCloy (moderator) (Dana Hall, afternoon); Yvar Mikhashoff and Aki Takahashi performed Furniture Music Etcetera and Erik Satie, Parade as well as other pieces by Cage and Satie.

 

April 3, 1981. Toronto, Ontario, New Music Concerts. Performed James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet; interviewed previously by Andrew Timar, Miguel Frasconi, and Vid Ingelevics (Cage/Timar, Frasconi and Ingelevics 1981).

 

Early April 1981. London, Ontario, University of Western Ontario. Interviewed by Jack Behrens (videotaped) (Behrens 1987).

 

April 10, 1981. In New York.

 

April 6-May 3, 1981. Minnesota residency with Merce Cunningham Dance Company (co-sponsored by the presenters: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph; St. Cloud University, St. Cloud; University of Minnesota, Duluth; Northrop Dance Season, Minneapolis); first presentation of Hologram of John Cage by Jason Sapon (Minneapolis, Minnesota, Walker Art Center, Lobby); also performed in Landmark Building: presumably Cheap Imitation (broadcast live on radio) (Close 1981c).

 

April 15, 1981. Minneapolis, Minnesota, Walker Art Center, Auditorium. Performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, and David Tudor, ÔEventÕ (without dance; including Cage performing Inlets) (Close 1981a).

 

April 18, 1981. Duluth, Minnesota, Marshall Performing Arts Center. Performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Event.

 

April 25, 1981. Minneapolis, Minnesota, Northrop Auditorium. Performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: repertory performances: Improvisation IV to Fielding Sixes; Letter to Erik Satie with Sound Anonymously Received to Tango (alone); Tudor, Phonemes to Channels/Inserts (Tudor alone); Yasunao Tone, Geography and Music to Roadrunners (Close 1981d).

 

April 30, 1981. St. Joseph, Minnesota, College of Saint Benedict, Benedicta Arts Center, Auditorium. Performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Improvisation III to Duets (other pieces Jon Gibson, Equal Distribution to Fractions, Takehisa Kosugi, Interspersion to Locale).

 

May 2, 1981. Minneapolis, Minnesota, Saltari Dance Studio (2708 East Lake Street), presented by Walker Art Center. Performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Event.

 

May 3, 1981. Minneapolis, Minnesota, Coliseum Ballroom (Lake Street and 27th Avenue South), presented by Walker Art Center. Performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Event (Close 1981b).

 

May 4-8, 1981. Middlebury, Vermont, Middlebury College: residency, under the auspices of the Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professorship in the Performing Arts; attended concerts in his honor (May 4, Dana Auditorium); gave workshop (May 6, Johnson Rehearsal Hall); participated in performance of Song Books with Music 325 Class (Andy Auber, Barbara Boyd, Sueann Caulfield, Dale Cockrell, Lesley-Anne Gliedmann, Helen Gregory, Chip Hixon, Joanne Itskovitz, Gannon Kashiwa, Brian Reddington, Laurie Ross, Joanie Solaini, George Todd, Billy Winkleman) at concert in his honor also featuring other compositions by Cage and others (May 6, Johnson Pit); performed Themes and Variations (May 7, Dana Auditorium); concert (May 8, Johnson Pit).

 

May 16-17, 1981. Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Arts & Culture Association, Downtown Cultural Center, 111 Willoughby Street. Attended A Celebration of John Cage: A Far Out Weekend by Rick Russo and Company (May 16, evening), including second presentation of Hologram of John Cage by Jason Sapon; repeated May 17, afternoon (Phoenix 1981).

 

May 18-23, 1981. Lisbon, Portugal, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company gave repertory performances (May 20-23); CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

May 30-August 16, 1981. Cologne, Rheinhallen, Westkunst, an exhibition organized by the Museen der Stadt Kšln: manuscript Water Music on exhibit.

 

June 6, 1981. Cologne: prepared James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: ein Alphabet (Schšning 1982[CHECK], 21).

 

June 7, 1981. Bremen, †berseemuseum: prepared A House Full of Music (Anonymous 1982[BIOGRAPHISCHE], 69; Muziek en Woord 1982).

 

June 8-20, 1981. London, SadlerÕs Wells Theatre. Performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Improvisation IV to Fielding Sixes, Yasunao Tone, Geography and Music to Roadrunners (without Tudor), Tudor, Phonemes to Channels/Inserts (Tudor alone) (June 8-9); Maryanne Amacher, Remainder to Torse (Tudor); David Tudor, Weatherings to Exchange (Tudor); Takehisa Kosugi, Cycles to Gallopade (June 10-11); Improvisation IV to Fielding Sixes and Letter to Erik Satie with Sound Anonymously Received to Tango (alone); Martin Kalve, All Happy Workers Babies & Dogs to 10Õs with Shoes (Kalve); Takehisa Kosugi, Interspersion to Locale (Kosugi and Kalve) (June 12); Improvisation III to Duets, Inlets; Kosugi, Interspersion to Locale (Kalve and Kosugi) (June 13, matinee); Letter to Erik Satie with Sound Anonymously Received to Tango (alone); Jon Gibson, Equal Distribution to Fractions; Martin Kalve, All Happy Workers Babies & Dogs to 10Õs with Shoes (Kalve); Takehisa Kosugi, Cycles to Gallopade (June 13, evening); Improvisation III to Duets; Jon Gibson, Equal Distribution to Fractions; Tudor, Phonemes to Channels/Inserts (June 15-16); Amacher, music to Torse; Kosugi, Cycles to Gallopade; Tudor, Weatherings to Exchange (June 17-18); Improvisation IV to Fielding Sixes, Inlets, Yasunao Tone, Geography and Music to Roadrunners (the latter piece without Tudor) (June 19); Letter to Erik Satie with Sound Anonymously Received to Tango (alone, June 20, matinee and evening performances), Yasunao Tone, Geography and Music to Roadrunners (without Tudor) (June 20, evening) (Percival 1981).

 

June 17-August 2, 1981. Exhibition, Sound on Paper.

 

June 18-27, 1981. Purchase, New York, State University of New York, Neuberger Museum (Anderson Hill Road and Lincoln Avenue). Soundings (exhibition). Contributed 33 1/3 (Flood 1982; Frankel 1981; Mejias 1982; Wooster 1982).

 

July 20-27, 1981. Ch‰teauvallon near Toulon, Festival de Ch‰teauvallon, Festival International de Danse Toulon (July 15-August 14). Performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Events: Ch‰teauvallon EvŽnement 1 (July 24); Ch‰teauvallon EvŽnement 2 (July 25); meeting with the audience (July 26, late afternoon, Salle de CinŽma, Cage and Cunningham); Ch‰teauvallon EvŽnement 3 (July 26); videos presented; dance workshops (July 21-23) (Baron 1981; Bombert 1981a; Bombert 1981b; Brunel 1981a; Brunel 1981b; Gubernatis 1981; Journal du Var 1981; Lartigue 1981; Montagne 1981; Robez 1981; Verdier 1981a; Verdier 1981b).

 

Summer-Fall 1981. Conceived EvŽne/EnvironneMetzment.

 

Summer 1981 [via Switzerland, then to London, so possibly 1980]. Metz. Prepared first performances of EvŽne/EnvironneMetzment and Thirty Pieces for Five Orchestras (Cage/Masson 1981).

 

July 29-August 13, 1981. Visit to Japan with Teeny Duchamp, Jacqueline Monnier, Anne dÕHarnoncourt, and Marisol Escobar: Karuizawa, Takanawa Art Museum: attended exhibition with Teeny Duchamp; participated in concert with Variations IV (August 1-2, early evening, Takanawa Art Museum); travel to Matsushima via Sendai (August 3-4); stay in Matsushima (August 4-6); travel to Tokyo (August 6); stay in Tokyo (August 7); travel to Kyoto (August 8); stay in Kyoto (August 8-9); travel to Nara (August 10); stay in Nara (August 10); travel to Kumano (August 11); stay in Kumano (August 12); travel to Tokyo (August 13) (Stokes 1981).

 

August 17-30, 1981. Guildford, Surrey, University of Surrey, International Dance Course for Professional Choreographers and Composers (August 17-29). Directed with Merce Cunningham; wrote Composition in Retrospect; interviewed by Lee Crampton (August 30) (Crampton 1985; Jordan 1981).

 

September 20-November 1, 1981. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Fluxus – The Gilbert & Lila Silverman Collection. Exhibition.

 

September 21, 1981. New York. Letter to Nikša Gligo (Cage 1981c).

 

Prior to fall 1981. Wrote letter to Jonathan Brent (Cage 1981f).

 

September 25-26, 1981 (rehearsals began September 24). Hartford, Connecticut, Real Art Ways (40 State Street), John Cage Festival (September 1-October 3), funded by the Greater Hartford Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, United Technologies Corporation, Connecticut General Corporation, Knox Foundation, and Meet the Composer. Performed Empty Words with Maryanne Amacher, Close Up, broadcast live via satellite on National Public Radio (Christ Church, Cathedral House, 45 Church Street); the festival also featured exhibition of plexigrams, etchings, and lithographs (September 1-26, Gallery); presentation of films on Cage (various dates and locations); Paul Zukofsky performed Cheap Imitation (violin) and from Freeman Etudes (October 3, University of Hartford, Hartt School of Music, Millard Auditorium) (Moshell 1981; Tuck 1981).

 

October 8, 1981. New York. Participated in the One World Poetry Festival, Amsterdam, De Melkweg [evening, local time], by performing 21-minute excerpt from Part IV of Empty Words by telephone, answered by Michael Gibbs (Bent 1981).

 

October 23, 1981. Cologne. Letter by Klaus Schšning to Cage (Cage/Schšning 1984-1985a).

 

November 5-6, 1981. Denton, Texas, North Texas State University, School of Music, 8th International Computer Music Conference, co-presented by University Union Program Council, organized by Larry Austin and Thomas Clark (November 5-8). Guest composer (with Lejaren Hiller); gave first reading of Composition in Retrospect (three continuous performances with slides, November 5, evening, Concert Hall); interviewed by Edward Rothstein; participated in the production of a performance of HPSCHD by Tim Beard, Charles Brown, Susan Ferre, Janet Hunt, Joe Kimbel, Dale Peters, Thom Whitaker (harpsichordists); David Bradfield, Jon Meinecke, Robert Van Stryland, Columbus (sound and image); co-produced by Larry Austin and Bruce Balentine (November 6, University Union Building Courtyard, 8 pm-midnight) (McLean, P. 1982; Poore 1982; Rothstein 1981a; Strawn et al. 1982).

 

November 11, 1981. New York, St. MarkÕs Church, Parish House (2nd Avenue and 10th Street), Poetry Project at St. MarkÕs. Read Theme and Variations.

 

Prior to November 19, 1981. Wrote On the Surface [text].

 

November 17-22, 1981. Metz, Diximes Rencontres Internationales de Musique Contemporaine (November 19-22), Claude Lefebvre, director. Attended; participated with audience in first performance of EvŽne/EnvironneMetzment (November 21, Buffet de la Gare, Salle Franois de Curel); co-ordinated and attended first performance of Thirty Pieces for Five Orchestras (November 22, Pont-ˆ-Mousson, Abbaye des PrŽmontrŽs, Eglise Abbatiale; Orchestre Philharmonique de Lorraine; Alain Dubois, Fernand Quattrocchi, Gilbert Rose, Serge This, GŽrard Wilgowicz [replacing Maurice Le Roux], conductors) (Bastian 1981; Bitz 1981; Cage/Darter 1982, 19; Cage/Masson 1981; Coenen 1982; Doucelin 1981; Emmerik, I. van 1982; Gill, D. 1981; Gromer 1981; Gronemeyer 1981a; Gronemeyer 1981b; Herbort 1981; Hifi-Stereophonie 1982; Johnson, Tom 1981b; Jungheinrich 1981; Jungheinrich 1981-1982; Kirchberg 1981; Koch, G.R. 1981; Koch, G.R. 2001; Koch, H. W. 1981a; Koch, H. W. 1981b; Lichtenfeld 1981; Lonchampt 1981; Mal. 1981; Marie-Claire 1981; Masson 1981a; Masson 1981b; Masson 1981c; Masson 1981d; Masson 1981e; Miranda 1981; Morisset 1981; Morlet-Rozand 1981; Muggler 1982; Olivier 1981; Opitz 1981a; Opitz 1981b; RŽpublicain Lorrain 1981; Samuel 1981; Schšning 1982, 12; Schreiber, W. 1981; Stedingk 1981; Stichweh 1982; Szersnovicz 1981; Weber, L. 1981).

 

November or December 1981. Heidelberg, UniversitŠt Heidelberg, Alte Aula, presented by Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut. Frances-Marie Uitti performed Etudes Boreales (violoncello).

 

December 1981. New York. Invited by Marjorie Perloff, performed Themes and Variations at the annual MLA [Modern Language Association] Convention (Radano 1982-1983).

 

December 15, 1981-January 31, 1982. Wuppertal, Kunst- und Museumsverein im Von-der-Heydt-Museum. Fluxus: Aspekte eines PhŠnomens. Exhibition (Peters, U. and Schwarzbauer 1981).

 

Prior to 1982. Interviewed by Jean Stein (Cage/Stein 1982).

 

1982. New York. Revised and completed Improvisation IV (Cage/Kraglund 1982).

 

1982. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jeffrey Fuller Fine Art. One-person exhibition.

 

1982. Minneapolis, Minnesota, Walker Arts Center. One-person exhibition of graphic work.

 

1982. Cincinnati, Ohio, Carl Solway Gallery: exhibition (with others).

 

1982. New York [sic], Crown Point Press. Exhibition with others.

 

1982. Oakland, California, Crown Point Gallery: exhibition of graphic work, with others (Shere 1982b).

 

1982. New York, Margarete Roeder Gallery. Exhibition of scores, with others.

 

January 1982. Oakland, California, Crown Point Press. Completed Changes and Disappearances, began DŽreau (DÕHarnoncourt 1982b/1982, 61; Toland 1982b, 20); presumably also worked on Ryoanji [?]; John 1982[ETCHINGS].

 

January 1982. Oakland or San Francisco. Presumably performed Composition in Retrospect.

 

January 1982. New York. Completed Dance/4 Orchestras.

 

January 19-20, 1982. Princeton, New Jersey, McCarter Theatre. Merce Cunningham Dance Company performed; CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

January 28-31, 1982. Toronto, Ontario, New Music Concerts and Celtic Arts, James Joyce Centenary Festival, John Cage Weekend: attended; booksigning of Etrog and Cage 1982 (January 28, Edwards Books & Art); performed Roaratorio with Joe Heaney, singer, Peadar Mercier and Mel Mercier, bodhran, Liam og OÕFloinn, uilleann pipes, Paddy Glackin, fiddle, and Seamus Tansey, flute (January 29 and 31, University of Toronto, Convocation Hall); read Writing for the Fourth Time through Finnegans Wake (January 30, morning, University of Toronto, Convocation Hall, followed by question period); introduced 70th birthday concert with Freeman Etudes (eight, Paul Zukofsky), Sixteen Dances (conducted by Zukofsky) and Third Construction (Nexus, also performed on January 29 and 31) (January 30, Walter Hall); interviewed by John Kraglund, William Littler, Matthew Parfitt, and Stephen Riggins (Cage/Kraglund 1982; Cage/Littler 1982; Cage/Parfitt 1982; Corbeil 1982; Dubin 1982; Kasemets 1982; Kraglund 1982a; Kraglund 1982b; Kraglund 1982c; Littler 1982a; Littler 1982b; Parfitt 1982; Riggins 1982; Skala 1982).

 

February 10 (or 11)-12, 1982 (two- or three-day visit). Tuscaloosa, Alabama, University of Alabama. A University of Alabama ensemble performed Etcetera; Erik Satie, two compositions for ensemble; and Christian Wolff, Nines; concluded with open forum; read Composition in Retrospect (February 12, morning) and three other lectures (Lanier 1982; Roosevelt 1982; Stevenson, T. 1982).

 

February 19, 1982. New York, Experimental Intermedia Foundation: attended concert by Joseph Celli (oboe), Malcolm Goldstein (violin, voice), and David Moss (percussion, voice) (Sandow 1982b).

 

February 25-May 2, 1982. New York, Whitney Museum of American Art: John Cage: Scores and Prints, one-person exhibition; in conjunction with the exhibition, S.E.M. Ensemble gave three concerts with music by Cage (March 31, April 1, and April 2) (Ashbery 1982; Charles 1982).

 

February 28, 1982. New York. Letter to Klaus Schšning (Cage/Schšning 1984-1985a).

 

March 1982 or later (see also October 3, 1982). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Museum of Art, director Anne DÕHarnoncourt. John Cage – Scores and Prints, one-person exhibition; traveled to Buffalo, New York, Albright Knox Art Gallery, and Oakland, California, Crown Point Gallery.

 

March 1-5, 1982. R’o Piedras, Puerto Rico, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Actividades Culturales, Semana John Cage, organized by Francis Schwartz. Attended; presentations by Francis Schwartz, Richard Kostelanetz and Rafael Aponte-LedŽe; concert of his music by Grupo Nœmero 3 [Tres] (Nelson Rivera, Emmanuel "Sunshine" Logro–o, Iv‡n Mart’nez, Diana Nieves) including Cartridge Music, Branches, Empty Words (March 1, Teatro de la Universidad); workshop on voice and John Cage, Noem’ Perugia and Daniel Charles (March 2 and 4, mornings, Facultad de Humanidades, Departamento de Mœsica, Sala de Conciertos); Una noche con John Cage y Daniel Charles; Un encuentro con John Cage. Performed Composition in Retrospect and Writing for the Fourth Time through Finnegans Wake [announced, but replaced by James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet] (March 2, Teatro de la Universidad); participated in forum on the El futuro del arte (The Future of Art) with Daniel Charles, Merce Cunningham, Richard Kostelanetz, David Tudor, Rafael Aponte-LedŽe, Francis Schwartz, Rosa Luisa M‡rquez (March 3, morning, Nuevo Edificio de Pedagogia, Anfiteatro Num. 1 [New Education Building, Amphitheater No. 1]); performed with Merce Cunningham Dance Company (March 4-5, Teatro de la Universidad), Improvisation IV to Fielding Sixes; Inlets; Yasunao Tone, Geography and Music to Roadrunners (March 4); Improvisation III to Duets; Inlets; David Tudor, Phonemes to Channels/Inserts (annouced; perhaps replaced by Improvisation IV to Fielding Sixes, Roadrunners, Channels/Inserts (March 5); Cunningham interviewed by Samuel B. Cherson (Carrera, C. 1982; Cherson 1982a; Cherson 1982b; Cherson 1982c; Cordero Avila 1982a; Cordero Avila 1982b; Homar 1982; Martinez Sola 1982; Morales-Nieva 1982; Mundo 1982a; Mundo 1982b; Nuevo D’a 1982a; Nuevo D’a 1982b; Reportero 1982; Rivera 1982; Thompson, D. 1982; Vocero 1982).

 

March 5-7, 1982. Valencia, California, California Institute of the Arts, CalArts Contemporary Music Festival, directed by Renee Levine, presented by California Institute of the Arts, School of Music and University of California at San Diego, Department of Music. Attended, read James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet (March 5, Modular Theatre, CalArts Cafetaria); J‡nos NŽgyesy performed Freeman Etudes I-VIII (March 6, afternoon, Theatre II); panel discussion led by Michael Steinberg (March 7); performed with Maryanne Amacher, John Payne (electronics) and graduate students at the University of California at San Diego, CalArts and University of Southern California, Lecture on the Weather (March 7, Modular Theatre, Main Gallery); interviewed by David Felder (March 6, unpublished) (CalArts Today 1982; Herbort 1982b; La Barbara and Rich 1982).

 

March 8, 1982. Beverly Hills, California, Betty FreemanÕs Music Room. Recorded Composition in Retrospect (Bridge 9081B).

 

March 12, 1982. Berlin, Gelbe Musik (Schaperstra§e 11). Vernissage of exhibition, ÒA Tribute to John Cage,Ó with scores and video, Nam June Paik, A Tribute to John Cage; on March 20, Eberhard Blum performed 45' for a Speaker.

 

March 13, 1982 (from 11 am-1:15 am). New York, Symphony Space (Broadway and West 95th Street), Wall-to-Wall John Cage and Friends: A Seventieth Birthday Tribute, produced by Allan Miller and Vivian Perlis. Attended; performed Inlets with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi and David Tudor; and Child of Tree to Merce Cunningham, Solo; Cartridge Music to Changing Steps with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company; Speech 1955 (radio) with Robert Ashley (reader) and Merce Cunningham, Don Gillespie, Mimi Johnson, and Vivian Perlis (radios); performed from Indeterminacy: New Aspect of Form in Instrumental and Electronic Music; first performance of For John Cage by Morton Feldman, by Paul Zukofsky (violin) and Aki Takahashi (piano); performances or music by Virgil Blackwell, Earle Brown, Cornelius Cardew, Joel Chadabe (Bird Cage), Henry Cowell (Pulse), Merce Cunningham, Alvin Curran, Dean Drummond (Harry Partch, Two Studies on Ancient Greek Scales [with flute]; Drummond, CopŽgoro), Gageego, Don Gillespie (Water Music), Lou Harrison, Paul Jacobs (Arnold Schšnberg, Sechs kleine KlavierstŸcke, Op. 19, and participated in Credo in Us), Christopher Janney, Tom Johnson (three theatre pieces), Alison Knowles, Takehisa Kosugi, Joseph Kubera (from Etudes Australes), Alvin Lucier (Sferics), Charlotte Moorman, New Music Consort (Double Music, Third Construction), Ursula Oppens (Cornelius Cardew, Revolution Is the Main Trend in the World Today, Father Murphy, and Bethanien Song; Christian Wolff, Hay una mujer desaparacida; Alvin Curran, For Cornelius; on violoncello, with Wolff [director] and others, Wolff, Burdocks; with Paul Jacobs, Satie, Trois morceaux en forme de poire), Nam June Paik, Harry Partch, Erik Satie, Margaret Hee-leng Tan, David Tudor (4'33"), Christian Wolff, and others; Virgil Blackwell performed Sonata for Clarinet; Yvar Mikhashoff performed 49 Waltzes for the Five Boroughs; poets Clark Coolidge, Jackson Mac Low; Six Melodies performed; previously interviewed by John Rockwell (Davis, P.G. 1982; Ear 1982; Eberle 1982; Feldman/Gena 1982, 143-144; Goodman, Peter 1982; Harris, D. 1982; Kandell 1982; Mitchell, I. 1982; Nagel 1982; Rockwell 1982c; Rockwell 1982d; Rothstein 1982; Sandow 1982b).

 

March 16-28, 1982. New York, City Center (131 West 55th Street). Performed with Jon Gibson, Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, Yasunao Tone, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Cage participated in Instances of Silence on March 27, evening, and March 28, perhaps also in other performances): Instances of Silence to Trails (version for nineteen cassette playbacks, first performance, Cage did not participate), Inlets [2?] (first New York performance?), Yasunao Tone, Geography and Music to Roadrunners (with Kalve and Tone) (March 16-17); Event No. 1 (March 18, Cage participated, without Kosugi); Improvisation IV to Fielding Sixes; Letter(s) to Erik Satie with Sound Anonymously Received to Tango; Martin Kalve, All Happy Workers Babies & Dogs to 10Õs with Shoes; Takehisa Kosugi, Interspersion to Locale (March 19); Improvisation IV to Fielding Sixes; Martin Kalve, All Happy Workers Babies & Dogs to 10Õs with Shoes; Letter(s) to Erik Satie with Sound Anonymously Received to Tango; Takehisa Kosugi, Interspersion to Locale (March 20, matinee); Jon Gibson, Equal Distribution to Fractions; Takehisa Kosugi, Cycles to Gallopade; David Tudor, Phonemes to Channels/Inserts (March 20, evening); Jon Gibson, Equal Distribution to Fractions, Takehisa Kosugi, Cycles to Gallopade; David Tudor, Phonemes to Channels/Inserts (March 21, matinee); Locale, RoaminÕ I, Carnegie Hall (March 21, evening); Locale, RoaminÕ I, Carnegie Hall (March 22); Instances of Silence to Trails (Cage did not participate), Duets; Takehisa Kosugi, Interspersion to Locale; Takehisa Kosugi, Cycles to Gallopade (March 23); Instances of Silence to Trails; Takehisa Kosugi, Interspersion to Locale; (March 24); Event No. 2 (March 25, Cage participated, without Kosugi); Improvisation IV to Fielding Sixes; Martin Kalve, All Happy Workers Babies & Dogs to 10Õs with Shoes; Letter(s) to Erik Satie with Sound Anonymously Received to Tango; David Tudor, Phonemes to Channels/Inserts (March 26); Improvisation IV to Fielding Sixes; Martin Kalve, All Happy Workers Babies & Dogs to 10Õs with Shoes; Letter(s) to Erik Satie with Sound Anonymously Received to Tango (March 27, matinee); Instances of Silence to Trails (Cage participated), Takehisa Kosugi, Cycles to Gallopade (March 27, evening); Instances of Silence to Trails (Cage participated), Gallopade; David Tudor, Phonemes to Channels/Inserts (March 28, matinee) (Barnes, C. 1982a; Barnes, C. 1982b; Belt 1982; Campbell, Mary 1982; Jowitt 1982; Kisselgoff 1982a; Kisselgoff 1982b; Kisselgoff 1982c; Kisselgoff 1982d; Kisselgoff 1982e; Mazo 1982; New Yorker 1982; Ostlere 1982; Rosen, L.F. 1982a; Rosen, L.F. 1982b; Tobias 1982; Walther 1982; Winer 1982a; Winer 1982b).

 

March 18, 1982. New York. Interviewed by Stephen Montague (Cage/Montague 1982a; Cage/Montague 1982b; Cage/Montague 1983).

 

Before March 21, 1982. New York. With Merce Cunningham, interviewed by Anna Kisselgoff (Kisselgoff 1982).

 

Spring 1992. New York. Interviewed by Regina Vater (Cage/Vater 1982).

 

March 31, 1982. New York. Interviewed by Peter Gena (Cage/Gena 1982); attended performance of Song Books by S.E.M. Ensemble (part of three Whitney concerts devoted to CageÕs music, Whitney Museum); S.E.M. Ensemble performed Atlas Eclipticalis and, with Joseph Kubera, Concert for Piano and Orchestra (April 1) (Harris, D. 1982; Sandow 1982c).

 

Prior to or during April 1982. Oakland, California, Crown Point Press: completed On the Surface, begun September 1980.

 

April 2, 1982. New York, Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew (263 West 86th Street). Attended and introduced ÔAn Evening of John CageÕ with performances of his music (as well as music by others) in honor of his 70th birthday given by Gageego and guest artists.

 

April 3, 1982. Buffalo, New York, Albright-Knox Gallery: attended 70th birthday concert with his music given by S.E.M. Ensemble; in conjuction with John Cage: Scores and Prints, one-person exhibition in the museum (Stiller 1982).

 

April 6, 1982 (afternoon and evening). New York, Cooper Union, Great Hall: attended ÔJohn Cage DayÕ performed by Bowery Ensemble (Barbara Held, flute; Leonard Krech, trombone; Cheryl Pesdan, soprano; Michael Pugliese, percussion; Nils Vigeland, piano) and guest artists Aki Takahashi, Yvar Mikhashoff (Concert for Piano and Orchestra), Frances Marie Uitti (Etudes Boreales), Jan Williams and Buffalo Percussion Ensemble; Etudes Australes (Book I) and Sixteen Dances performed; performed Branches (Sandow 1982c).

 

April 8-14, 1982. Los Angeles, University of California, Center for the Performing Arts, Royce Hall. Performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Improvisation IV to Fielding Sixes, Inlets, Yasunao Tone, Geography and Music to Roadrunners (April 9); Instances of Silence to Trails (alone), Martin Kalve, All Happy Workers Babies & Dogs to 10Õs with Shoes, Letter to Erik Satie with Sound Anonymously Received to Tango (alone) (April 10); perhaps also performances on April 11; Cunningham interviewed by Susan Reiter (Reiter 1982).

 

April 15-17, 1982. Berkeley, California, University of California, Zellerbach Auditorium, organized by Committee for Arts and Lectures. Performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Improvisation IV to Fielding Sixes, Letter to Erik Satie with Sound Anonymously Received to Tango (alone) (April 16); Instances of Silence to Trails (alone), Yasunao Tone, Geography and Music to Roadrunners (April 17).

 

April 19-21, 1982. Austin, Texas, Paramount Arts Center, Paramount Theatre. Presumably performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, repertory performances.

 

April 1982. Bremen. Prepared A House Full of Music (Brennecke 1982X, 25).

 

April 23, 1982. Cologne, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Klassik nach Wunsch: contributed, with Klaus Schšning (Cage/Schšning 1983; Stenger 1982b).

 

April 23-25, 1982. Witten, StŠdtischer Saalbau, 14. Wittener Tage fŸr neue Kammermusik. Attended; Grete Sultan gave first complete performance of Etudes Australes (April 23 and 25); performed Composition in Retrospect (April 24, excerpt recorded, Gertraud Scholz Verlag GSV CD 002); performances of Song Books by the S.E.M. Ensemble, Peter Kotik; performances of Amores, Aria, Fontana Mix, Credo in Us, Quartet, Concert for Piano and Orchestra (Brennecke 1982a; 1982b; 1982c; 1982d; Cage 1982c, [1]; 1982q; Bachmann, C.-H. 1982a; Bachmann, C.-H. 1982d; Bachmann, C.-H. 1982e; Bachmann, C.-H. 1982f; Bachmann, C.-H. 1982g; Baucke 1982a; Brennecke 1982a; Brennecke 1982c; Buckinx 1983b; G.A. 1982; Donat 1982; Gronemeyer 1982a; Gronemeyer 1982b; Gronemeyer 1982e; Herbort 1982a; Jeitschko 1982a; Jeitschko 1982b; Jungheinrich 1982a; Kirchberg 1982a; Kirchberg 1982b; Lebič 1982; Lichtenfeld 1982a; LŸck, R. 1982; Lumpe 1982a; Neue Musikzeitung 1982; Neukirchen 1982; Nyffeler 1982c; Panke 1982; Ramovš 1982; Schreiber, W. 1982a; SchŸren 1982; Stenger 1982a; Stenger 1982b; TerschŸren 1982; Wiltberger 1982a; Wiltberger 1982b).

 

April-May 1982. Also in Frankfurt.

 

April 29, 1982. Vienna, Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal. Performed Composition in Retrospect.

 

May 1982. Zagreb, Yugo-Cage 82, organized by Muzički Salon (Nikša Gligo), bringing together several contributions by Yugoslavian arists (Željko Jerman, Milana Broš & KASP, Marko Ruždjak, Goran Trbuljak, Predrag Vrabec, Davorin Kempf, Branko B. Burza, Tonči Žarnić, Lazarov Miodrag Pashu, Saeta [Miloš Bašin, Aleš Gašparić, Bor Turel, Miha Vipotnik], Katalin Ladik, Masmantra [Josip Magdič and Mladan Milićević], Ivan Kožarić, Vladimir Gudac, Zoran Mirković) in honor of CageÕs seventieth birthday; Cage presumably not in attendance.

 

May 1-10, 1982. Bremen, Pro musica nova, organized by Radio Bremen (May 2-13). Attended; rehearsed and performed with Reinhild Hoffmann and Geta Bahrmann (dancers): from Empty Words to Solo mit Sofa; Hoffmann and Bahrmann also performed Bretter, Steine, and Auch; Herbert Henck performed excerpts from Sonatas and Interludes (May 7, evening, Theater am Goetheplatz, BŸhne, presented by Theater der Freien Hansestadt Bremen); Herbert Henck performed Music of Changes; performed Composition in Retrospect (May 9, late afternoon, Packhaustheater); Gerd Zacher performed Variations I, Variations III (realization Gerd Zacher and Juan-Allende Blin) and Some of The Harmony of Maine (May 9, evening, Dom); attended first performance of A House Full of Music, given by children and youngsters from the Jugendmusikschule Bremen (May 10, evening, †berseemuseum); interviewed by Simon Neubauer (Baucke 1982c; Gehl 1982a; Gehl 1982b; Jungheinrich 1982b; Koch, G.R. 1982; KŸhn, G.-F. 1982a; KŸhn, G.-F. 1982b; Lesle 1982a; Lesle 1982b; Lesle 1982c; Lesle 1982d; LŸck, H. 1982a; LŸck, H. 1982b; LŸck, H. 1982c; LŸck, H. 1982d; LŸck, H. 1982e; Meyer-Denkmann 2002; Neubauer, S. 1982; OehlschlŠgel 1982; Schalz-Laurenze 1982; Schšnberg 1982; Schreiber, W. 1982b; Steinway Information 1982; Wei§bach 1986; ZŸghart 1982).

 

May 6-9, 1982. Zurich, Switzerland, Zurich Opera House. Merce Cunningham Dance Company performances. Cage did presumably not participate.

 

May 11, 1982. Oldenburg, Carl von Ossietzky UniversitŠt. Meeting with students (Meyer-Denkmann 2002).

 

May 18, 1982. New York, American Ballet Theatre (890 Broadway). Improvisation III to Duets performed; Cage did not participate.

 

May 19, 1982. New York. Conceived [Untitled], Òhappening sonore.Ó

 

May 27, 1982. Rotterdam, Schouwburg, Holland Festival. Performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Improvisation IV to Fielding Sixes; Yasunao Tone, Geography and Music to Roadrunners; David Tudor, Phonemes to Channels/Inserts; did not participate in the May 28 performance in Rotterdam, nor in the May 30-31 performances in Amsterdam, Theater CarrŽ (Nieuwpoort 1982; Rietstap 1982).

 

May 28-30, 1982. London, Saint JamesÕs Church, Chillingworth Road, N7, Almeida International Festival of Contemporary Music (Pierre Audi, Artistic Director), Cage at 70, The Almeida Theatre Cage Festival. Attended; performed Inlets and Roaratorio with members of the Chieftains Band: Joe Heaney, voice; Seamus Ennis, uilleann pipes; Paddy Glackin, fiddle; Matt Malloy, flute [fiddles and pipes missing on May 28], Mel Mercier and Paedar Mercier (May 28, evening, repeated on May 29 and 30); Cornelius Cardew: A Musical Tribute, AMM performed Cardew, Treatise (May 29, morning); interviewed by Stephen Montague and Keith Potter (May 29, noon); John Tilbury performed Sonatas and Interludes; Music Projects/London, Keith Potter and Musicians, and Singcircle simultaneously performed Atlas Eclipticalis, Music Walk, Song Books, Sixty-two Mesostics re and not re Merce Cunningham, Experiences No. 2 (May 29, afternoon); gave lecture [perhaps question period or Composition in Retrospect] (May 30, afternoon, ÔThe Composer TalksÕ); Michael Nyman Band, Circle, James Wood and Nigel Shipway (percussion), Penelope Walmsley-Clark (singer), Stephen Montague (piano), Ian Spink and Michele Smith (dancers) performed Variations IV, Chorals, Speech 1955, Living Room Music, A Flower, Forever and Sunsmell, Amores, In the Name of the Holocaust, Double Music, as ÔMusicircusÕ (May 30, afternoon); Hugh Davies, Gregory Rose, Stephen Montague (also on piano), and James Fulkerson (live electronics and tapes) performed and presented Branches, Fontana Mix, Imaginary Landscape No. 1, Imaginary Landscape No. 5, Cartridge Music, Electronic Music for Piano (May 30, late afternoon); filmed by Peter Greenaway [films] (Cage/Montague 1982a; Cage/Montague 1982b; Cage/Montague 1983; Cairns 1982; Dallas 1982b; Gill, D. 1982; Griffiths 1982; Harris, D. 1982; Mellers 1982; Perri 1982; Reeve 1982; Shimoda 1982).

 

Early June 1982. Tokyo and Sapporo: attended music festival in his honor, performances (Cage/Darter 1982, 19, 26, 27; Perri 1982).

 

June 7, 1982. interviewed by T™ru Takemitsu (Cage/Takemitsu 1982).

 

June 16-19, 1982 (evenings). Durham, North Carolina, Page Auditorium, American Dance Festival. Performed with Martin Kalve, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Event; Cunningham received the Second Annual Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award (June 16); program A (June 17); program B (June 18-19).

 

June 22 and 24, 1982. David Tudor performed Variations II and Solo for Piano from Concert for Piano and Orchestra (June 22, Amsterdam, De IJsbreker; June 24, Utrecht, Centrum Õt Hoogt).

 

June-July [after July 11], 1982. New York. Composed Postcard from Heaven.

 

Summer 1982. Made Exquisite Corpse and untitled drawing with Lou Harrison and Virgil Thomson.

 

July 5-11, 1982. Chicago, Illinois, New Music America 1982, dedicated to John Cage, under joint auspices of Mayor Jane M. Byrne, Chicago Tribune, Museum of Contemporary Art, and New Music Alliance, Peter Gena and Alene Valkanas, directors. Attended; members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies, conductor, performed Score (40 Drawings by Thoreau) and 23 Parts, in shared program with music by Alvin Lucier, Muhal Richard Abrams, Frederic Rzewski, and Steve Reich (July 5, evening, Orchestra Hall, 220 S. Michigan); Kronos Quartet performed String Quartet in Four Parts as well as music by Conlon Nancarrow, Terry Riley and Pauline Oliveros (July 6, afternoon, Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall); performances of A Dip in the Lake (July 6 [opening reception] and 7-8, late afternoon, aboard S. S. Clipper docked at the Navy Pier); and contributed to panel symposium, ÔNew Music and Our Changing CultureÕ with David Behrman, Kim Gordon, Dan Graham, Ben Johnston, Marjorie Perloff, Christian Wolff (July 9, afternoon, Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall), at which he publicly criticized the performance of Glenn Branca, Indeterminate Activity of Resultant Masses (July 7, evening, Navy Pier Auditorium); ÒJohn Cage and Others,Ó exhibition of visual works and manuscripts by Cage and other composers (Museum of Contemporary Art, 237 East Ontario); interviewed by Wim Mertens and by Han Reiziger and Marja Bloem (VPRO-radio, Netherlands); interviewed by John Von Rhein previously (Animal Kingdom 1983; Brandl and Homerin 1982-1883; Cage/Von Rhein 1982; Campana 1981-1982; Gagne 1985; Gagne 1990, 33-38; Gronemeyer 1982d; Herguth 1982; La Barbara 1982; Merrick 1982-1983; Montano 1982-1983; Rockwell 1981; Rockwell 1982a; Rockwell 1982b; Stone, C. 1981-1982; Wilding-White 1982; Willis 1982).

 

July 6, 1982. Cologne, Westdeutscher Rundfunk. First broadcast of James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: Ein Alphabet (radio play) (Karst 1982).

 

July 11-28, 1982. Darmstadt, 31. Internationale Ferienkurse fŸr Neue Musik included ÒMushroom FindingÓ and ÒLecture Event for John Cage.Ó Cage not in attendance (Fox, C. 1982).

 

Prior to or during August 1982. New York. Interviewed by Solomon Volkov (Cage/Volkov 1982).

 

August 1982. Santa Cruz, California. Conceived Fifteen Domestic Minutes.

 

Prior to August 20, 1982. Interviewed by Rick Chatenever (Chatenever 1982).

 

August 1982. Aptos, California, Cabrillo Music Festival. Composer-in-residence; attended first performance of Dance/4 Orchestras by the Cabrillo Music Festival Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies, Ken Harrison, Gregory Barber, James Shallenberger, conductors (August 22, Mission San Juan Bautista, California); lectured (presumably Composition in Retrospect); first performance of Party Pieces; interviewed by Paul Hertelendy (Cage/Hertelendy 1982; Hertelendy 1982; Hertelendy 1983; Shere 1982a).

 

September 1982. Minneapolis, Minnesota, Walker Art Institute. Unknown performers gave first performance of Postcard from Heaven.

 

September 5-8, 1982. WKCR radio (89.9 FM) broadcast 75-Hour 70th Birthday Tribute (September 5, 3 pm to September 8, 6 pm), featuring a complete performance  of Empty Words by Ned Sublette (Anderson, S.H. 1982).

 

September 10-12, 1982. New York, Westbeth. Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Events.

 

September 11-October 31, 1982. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Museum of Art. Exhibition, ÒJohn Cage: Scores & Prints.Ó In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition, David Tudor performed Solo for Piano from Concert for Piano and Orchestra and Variations II (September 11, afternoon, Van Pelt Auditorium).

 

September 12, 1982 (afternoon). New York, Washington Square Methodist Church (135 West 4th Street) [change of announced location, Saint MarkÕs Church, Second Avenue at 10th Street], Jackson Mac Low Retrospective Concert in Celebration of His 60th Birthday. Participated; performed selections from Jackson Mac Low, Stanzas for Iris Lezak.

 

September 13, 1982. Appointed Commandeur de lÕOrdre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministre de la Culture, Jack Lang.

 

September 17-19, 1982. New York, Westbeth. Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Events.

 

September 23, 1982. Paris, ThŽ‰tre du Rond-Point Renaud-Barrault, CŽlŽbration John Cage, under the aegis of Judith Pisar and the American Center du Boulevard Raspail. Received the certificate of his appointment as Commandeur de lÕOrdre des Arts et Lettres by the French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang; audiovisual presentations by Charles Amirkhanian and Daniel Charles; installation by Nam June Paik; Concerts Colonne [Kšlner Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester], Dennis Russell Davies, conductor, and David Tudor, piano, performed The Seasons; Concert for Piano and Orchestra; Dance/4 Orchestras; in conjunction with evening participated in a concert/debate at the American Center, where he read from one of the ÒWritings through Finnegans Wake,Ó and attended the opening of an exhibition, ÒJohn Cage, Graphic Works and Scores,Ó which ran to October 23 (CondŽ 1982; Drillon 1982; International Herald Tribune 1982; Lartigue 1982a; Nouvel Observateur 1982; Samuel 1982).

 

Prior to September 26, 1982. Paris. Interviewed by Suzy Patterson (Patterson, S. 1982a; Patterson, S. 1982b).

 

September 30, 1982. Venice, Chiesa di Santo Stefano, Biennale di Venezia, International Computer Music Conference, Numero e Suono: attended performance of Thirty Pieces for Five Orchestras by the orchestra of the RAI di Torino, Lothar Zagrosek, chief conductor; performed Writing for the Fourth Time through Finnegans Wake; interviewed by Mario Pasi (Pasi 1982; Restagno 1983; Valori 1982b; Zurletti 1982).

 

October 1982. New York, Margarete Roeder Fine Arts (Broadway). One-person exhibition, ÒScores and Notations, 1943-1982.Ó

 

October 2-3, 1982. College Park, Maryland, University of Maryland. Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Events.

 

October 3, 1982. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Van Pelt Auditorium. Relache Ensemble performed John Cage 70th birthday concert: The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs; ÔDuetÕ from She Is Asleep; Aria with Fontana Mix [instrumental version]; Earle Brown, Folio; Romulus Franceschini, Synastry; Christian Wolff, For 5 or 10 People; Robert Ashley, She Was a Visitor; Annson Kenney, Sonics in Situ II; Erik Satie, Ogives; CageÕs attendance uncertain; in conjuction with John Cage: Scores and Prints, one-person exhibition in the museum (Frank, P. 1983a).

 

October 1982. Villiers-sous-Grez. Wrote For Her First Exhibition with Love (text).

 

October 21-24, 1982. OrlŽans, 14e Semaines musicales internationales dÕOrlŽans (Premier Week-end), organized by la Maison de la Culture dÕOrlŽans. Attended; performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Event (October 21, ThŽ‰tre CarrŽ Saint-Vincent); Instances of Silence to Trails; Yasumao Tone, Geography and Music to Roadrunners; Tudor, Phonemes to Channels/Inserts (Tudor) (October 22, ThŽ‰tre CarrŽ Saint-Vincent); ÔSoirŽe John Cage: 3 fois 70 minutes avec John CageÕ, organized by Francis Miroglio; performed from Empty Words; Irne Jarsky and Genevive Roblot, singers; GŽrard FrŽmy and Richard Bachand, pianos; Ami Flammer and Xavier-Julien Laferrire, violins; ensemble Musique Oblique, Michel Decoust, conductor, performed Suite for Toy Piano, Credo in Us, The Perilous Night, Six Melodies, Sixteen Dances, 4'33", Les chants de Maldoror pulvŽrisŽs par lÕassistance mme [audience], Freeman Etudes, Book II, nos. 8, 9, 12, 15, Litany for the Whale; Richard Bachand, Jean-Pierre Bedoyan, Florent Jodelet, Thierry Miroglio performed Credo in Us; film by Jean-Michel Meurice shown, Cage against Order [1972] (October 23, evening, Hexagone, CarrŽ Saint-Vincent); Lionel Fedrigo, organ recital included Some of The Harmony of Maine, assisted by Jacques Laboureur, Albert Tartarin, Christiane Forgeat, Isabelle Rouard, Jeanine Poulain, Beno”t BessŽ (October 24, late afternoon, CathŽdrale Sainte-Croix dÕOrlŽans); exhibition of plexigrams, scores, photographs, documents (Maison de la Culture dÕOrlŽans, Hall); interviewed by Michel Moulis (Cage/Moulis 1982; Charles 1983d; Gagnard 1982; Moulis 1982; Ph.B. 1982; Rouard 1982).

 

October 25-29, 1982. Paris, ThŽ‰tre des Champs-ElysŽes, Festival dÕautomne. Performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, Yasunao Tone, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Improvisation IV to Fielding Sixes; David Tudor, Phonemes to Channels-Inserts; Yasuono Tone, Geography and Music to Roadrunners (October 25-26); Improvisation III to Duets; Martin Kalve, All Happy Workers Babies & Dogs to 10Õs with Shoes (Kalve); Takehisa Kosugi, Cycles to Gallopade; Christian Wolff, Music for Merce Cunningham to Rune (October 27-28); Instances of Silence to Trails; Takehisa Kosugi, Interspersion to Locale and a new work announced as New York [incorrect?] (October 29); interviewed by Jean-Luc Pinard-Legry (Cage/Pinard-Legry 1982).

 

November 28, 1982. Mulhouse, Salle de la FraternitŽ (late afternoon). Concert ÒCage/FrŽmyÓ: GŽrard FrŽmy and Bernard Geyer, A Book of Music; Michel Gaechter: Two Pieces for Piano (1946); Lara Erbes: Dream; GŽrard FrŽmy: In a Landscape; Erbes, FrŽmy, Gaechter, Geyer, Evelyne Eibel and Bernadette Hofbeck: Music for Piano 21-36/37-52 (21-24, 26-32, 34-46; version for six pianos); Cage possibly in attendance.

 

October 30, November 1, 1982. Paris, MusŽe Beaubourg = Centre Georges Pompidou, Festival dÕautomne. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Event No. 1 (October 30); Event No. 2 (November 1).

 

November 1982. Interviewed by Risto Nieminen (Cage/Nieminen 1983).

 

Prior to November 3, 1982. Stuttgart, Kammertheater. Three concerts devoted to CageÕs music, including film and radio play presentations. Dennis Russell Davies (piano), Elisabeth Glauser, Kimmo Lappalainen, Raili Viljakainen (voices) and others performed Cheap Imitation (piano?), Double Music, A Flower, Music for Wind Instruments, String Quartet in Four Parts, and The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs; Erik Satie, Socrate; Cage presumably not in attendance (Urmetzer 1982).

 

November 4-6, 1982. Grenoble, Maison de la Culture (4, rue Paul Claudel), Jacques Blanc and Georges Lavaudant, Directors. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Events; organized untitled Òhappening sonore,Ó presented as ÒBon anniversaire Monsieur CageÓ (November 6, late evening).

 

November 5, 1982. Washington, D.C., National Public Radio. First broadcast of Fifteen Domestic Minutes performed by John Cage (New York), Lisa Simioni (Washington, D.C.), voices, broadcast live via National Public Radio, Washington; KUSC, Los Angeles, California (CageÕs place of birth), KSFR, Denver, Colorado (place of birth of CageÕs grandfather); WNYC (CageÕs place of residence).

 

November 17, 1982. Washington, D.C., John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Arts Education Workshops, American Composers Series, Meet the Composer, lecture/discussion (5:00-9:30 pm) hosted and moderated by Fred Calland (National Public Radio) prior to evening performance of his music in the Terrace Theater.

 

November 19, 1982. Washington, D.C., John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, American Film Institute Theater. AFI Video Tribute to John Cage, presented by the American Film Institute (evening).

 

November 20, 1982 (11 am-11pm, announced). New York, Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street), 5th Anniversary Wall-to-Wall. Read from his works; also included music by Cage.

 

November 20, 1982 (7p pm-midnight). Washington, D.C., National Building Museum (Pension Building, 440 G Street and 5th Street, NW), 9th Street Festival, Cage, Cage, and More Cage (A Tribute to John Cage), produced by the Washington Performing Arts Society. Performed from texts; attended. David Tudor, Isabelle Ganz, New York Bowery Ensemble, Contemporary Music Forum and others performed Variations II (Tudor), Apartment House 1776, Concert for Piano and Orchestra with Aria; Credo in Us, Etudes Boreales (piano, Michael Pugliese), Nocturne, Six Short Inventions; Earle Brown, Calder Piece: Chef dÕOrchestre.

 

November 21, 1982 (afternoon). Washington, D.C., Washington Project for the Arts (400 7th Street, NW). Performed Composition in Retrospect.

 

Photocopy, 9th Street (November 20, 1982) [xc, 2pp].

 

November 27, 1982 (evening). Rallye Drouot, presented by Centre dÕAnimation Culturelle. Performed with Martin Kalve, Taskehisa Kosugi, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Event.

 

November 28, 1982 (late afternoon). Mulhouse, Salle de la FraternitŽ. GŽrard FrŽmy, Bernard Geyer, Lara Erbes, Evelyne Eibel, Michel Gaechter and Bernadette Hoffbeck performed A Book of Music and other music by Cage; Cage in attendance.

 

December 1, 1982. Palaiseau, Ecole Polytechnique (Plateau du Moulon), Amphi PoincarŽ, presented by Centre dÕAction Culturelle RŽgional. Performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Event.

 

December 5, 1982. Back in New York.

 

December 8, 1982. New York, Columbia University. With Jo‘lle LŽandre (Auvidis Montaigne MO 782076 (recordings).

 

December 10-11, 1982. New York. Brooklyn Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra performed Party Pieces in program with music by Rocco Di Pietro, Peter Tod Lewis, Bernard Rands, and Leo Smit (December 10, Cooper Union, Great Hall; December 11, Brooklyn Acadenmy of Music, Playhouse).

 

December 12, 1982-January 23 or 24, 1983. Kassel, Neue Galerie der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen, Ô1962 Wiesbaden Fluxus 1982Õ, presented as Ô20 Jahre FluxusÕ. Exhibition.

 

December 16, 1982. Courbevoie, France, Le Compositeur dans la Ville. Music by Cage performed; his attendance unlikely.

 

December 20, 1982. New York, Japan Society, Lila Wacheson Wallace Auditorium. Attended.

 

1983. Began another realization of __, _ __ Circus on __, on Franz KafkaÕs Die Verwandlung, which he never finished.

 

Early January 1983. Wrote Music and Dance [text].

 

January 1983. Oakland, California, Crown Point Press: visited; began Where R = Ryoanji (five etchings); HV (thirty-six monotypes).

 

January 20, 1983. New York. Composed Ear for Ear.

 

January 22-February 20, 1983. Berlin, daadgallerie (KurfŸrstenstra§e 58), exhibition Ò70-50 Å 20: Eine kleine Geschichte von Fluxus in drei Teilen, 1: John Cage/Nam June Paik.Ó Cage presumably not in attendance.

 

Prior to February 4, 1983. Wrote Diary: Inter-Arts [text].

 

February 4, 1983. National Council on the Arts. Gave first reading of Diary: Inter-Arts.

 

February 11-April 30, 1983. Zurich, Kunsthaus, Der Hang zum Gesamtkunstwerk: EuropŠische Utopien seit 1800. Manuscript of Water Music on exhibit.

 

February 12, 1983 (evening). New York, Kitchen (484 Broome Street). Hosted a Benefit Piano Concert on the Steinway ÔBÕ with Robert Ashley, Philip Glass, and ÔBlueÕ Gene Tyranny.

 

Prior to February 16, 1983. Wrote FM 94.

 

February 16, 1983. New York, Abraham Goodman House, Merkin Concert Hall, Americathon, presented by WNYC, hosted by Nancy Shear. Attended Credo in Us, performed by Gageego in shared program and read from his works: FM 94 [text] (Rothstein 1983).

 

February 20-23, 1983. Indiana, Pennsylvania, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Music and the Arts Today, A Festival (February 18-23), Cage and Feldman at IUP. Invited by Charles Casavant, in attendance with Morton Feldman. Pittburgh New Music Ensemble performed (February 20, evening, Gorell Recital Hall), reception afterwards (Blue Room); Feldman gave master class with music faculty (February 21, late afternoon, Gorell Recital Hall); Bowery Ensemble performed (February 21, Gorell Recital Hall); Feldman lectured (February 22, late afternoon, McVitty); Bowery Ensemble performed music by Morton Feldman (February 22, Gorell Recital Hall), reception afterwards (University Museum, John Sutton Hall); Cage lectured on ÒArts of the 20th CenturyÓ (February 23, morning, 301 Sprowls); participated in open rehearsal with Bowery Ensemble (February 23, Gorell Recital Hall, morning); performed James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet (February 23, late afternoon, Gorell Recital Hall); Bowery Ensemble performed music by Cage: Etudes Boreales I-IV (piano, Michael Pugliese); Concert for Piano and Orchestra with Aria; Sixteen Dances (February 23, Gorell Recital Hall, Cage was special guest); Feldman and IUP Music FacultyÕs Master Class (February 21, late afternoon, 127 Cogswell Hall); Morton Feldman, discussion of painters of the New York School (February 22, late afternoon, Sprowls Hall, McVitty Auditorium); performed James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet (February 23, late afternoon, Gorell Recital Hall); various other concerts; open reherasals; film festival, Dada and the New York School of Painters (February 18, McVitty); exhibition of graphic scores of Cage and Feldman in conjunction with the festival (University Museum, Sutton Hall, February 15-March 3, 1983).

 

March 7, 1983. New York, Plaza Hotel, Grand Ballroom. Merce Cunningham Dance Company benefit ÒArts SaluteÓ Dinner Dance. Chairman with Jean Riboud.

 

March 11-April 16, 1983. New York, Grommet Gallery (537 Broadway near String Street, 2nd Floor), Earworks: An Exhibition of Musical Scores and Sound Art (group exhibition).

 

Before March 13, 1983. New York. Interviewed by Jack Anderson (Anderson, Jack 1983).

 

March 15-27, 1983 (evenings except where indicated). New York, City Center Theater. Performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Trails, Locale, Gallopade (March 15); Trails, Quartet, Locale (March 16); Event #1 (March 17); Coast Zone (first performance), Phonemes to Channels/Inserts (Tudor alone), Roadrunners (March 18); Improvisation III to Duets; Phonemes to Channels/Inserts (Tudor alone); Larry Austin, Beachcombers to Coast Zone (March 19, matinee); Trails, Quartet, Locale (March 19, evening and March 20, matinee); Rune, 10s with Shoes, Duets, Gallopade (March 22-23); Event #2 (March 24); Coast Zone, Channels/Inserts, Roadrunners (March 25, evening, and March 26, matinee); Trails, Quartet, Locale (March 26, evening, and March 27, matinee); previously interviewed by Margot Mifflin (Kisselgoff 1983a; Kisselgoff 1983b; Mifflin 1983).

 

Spring 1983. Interviewed by Takahiko Iimura (Cage/Iimura 1985).

 

March 22, 1983 (3 pm). New York, McMillin Theatre (116th Street and Broadway), presented by Columbia Composers Colloquia. Gave lecture-demonstration with Grete Sultan.

 

1981 or 1982-prior to March 27, 1983. Wrote Muoyce.

 

March 27-28, 1983. Vancouver, British Columbia (presented by the Vancouver New Music Society). Gave first performance of Muoyce (March 27, Vancouver East Cultural Centre) and performed James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet (March 28, Robson Square Theatre); interviewed by Susan Mertens; A Concert for Cage with Radio Music, The Perilous Night, Telephones and Birds and Gavin Bryars, JesusÕ Blood Never Failed Me Yet; CageÕs attendance uncertain (March 26, Western Front) (Mertens, S. 1983).

 

April 1-2, 1983. Miami, Florida, University of Miami, School of Music, Gusman Concert Hall, Meta-Music Festival. Guest composer; read Composition in Retrospect and Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) Continued 1973-1982 (April 1, 11:00 am); opening concert with music by Cage and others (April 1, evening); concerts and events on School of Music campus (April 2, noon-6 pm); read James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet (April 2, evening).

 

April 8, 1983. Buffalo, New York, State University of New York, Department of Music, North American New Music Festival 1983 (incorporating the CAN-AM Music Days, April 5-15, organized by Lejaren Hiller, Yvar Mikhashoff, and Jan Williams). At encounter (afternoon seminar) read Composition in Retrospect, followed by question period; attended fifty-year retrospective concert including Litany for the Whale performed by Martha Herr and Jocelyn Alaimo, sopranos (evening [?], Slee Concert Hall); Cage exhibit (Music Library, Baird Hall) (Swartz 1982-1983).

 

April 8, 1983 (evening). New York, Saint BartholomewÕs Church (Park Avenue at 50th Street), benefit concert for Ear Magazine East: members of The Western Wind (Ma Prem Alimo, Johana Arnold [replacing Janet Sullivan], sopranos; William Zukof, countertenor; Lawrence Bennett, William Lyon Lee, tenors; Elliot Levine, baritone) gave first performance of Ear for Ear; Cage in attendance (recorded Audio Arts).

 

April 11-12, 1983. Houston, Texas, Rice University. Attended; television interview with Isabelle Ganz (April 11, Channel 8, ÔThe Green RoomÕ, broadcast same evening); interviewed by local papers (April 12, morning, Shamrock Hilton Hotel); John Cage Retrospective with The Perilous Night (John Hendrickson); String Quartet in Four Parts (Gabriel String Quartet); Aria with Fontana Mix (Isabelle Ganz, soprano; Arthur Gottschalk, engineer); read from Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) (eighth installment); reception afterwards (April 12, Shepherd School of Music, Hamman Hall, presented by Syzygy) (Cunningham, C. 1983; Ward 1983).

 

April 13, 1983. New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Musuem (Fifth Avenue at 89th Street): Brandeis University Creative Arts Awards Presentation: received Notable Achievement award from Brandeis University (afternoon).

 

April 14, 1983. Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Avenue), Auditorium, Lines: New American Poetry at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Performed.

 

April 15-17, 1983. Oberlin, Ohio, Oberlin College, Conservatory of Music, Contemporary Focus Series, John Cage And the New York School of the Õ50s: A (Re)View (April 14-17). Attended; Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Daniel Asia, conductor, performed Cheap Imitation and music by Earle Brown, Morton Feldman, and Christian Wolff; Mic Holwin performed from Sonatas and Interludes (April 14, evening, Warner Concert Hall, Cage presumably not in attendance); Gallery Talk: William Olander, ÒIn Honor of John Cage: Works by Cage, Duchamp, Rauschenberg, Johns, Oldenburg, Dine and others,Ó in conjunction with exhibition (until April 17) of prints and drawings from the permanent collection, including etchings by Cage (April 15, afternoon, Allen Art Museum, Ripin Print Gallery); performed James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet (April 16, afternoon, Finney Chapel); Oberlin Percussion Group, Michael Rosen, conductor, performed First Construction (in Metal); student quartet coached by Richard Kapuscinski performed String Quartet in Four Parts; students coached by Patricia Giovenco, choreographer, performed Theatre Piece; Oberlin Orchestra and Kenneth Moore, Robert Baustian, Daniel Asia, Byron Pearson, conductors, performed Dance/4 Orchestras; reception (April 16, evening, Finney Chapel); John Cage: Multiple Perspectives: Marlene Ralis Rosen and Michael Rosen performed Duet from She Is Asleep and The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs; brief essays Norman Care, Roger Copeland, Victor E. Friedberg, Ronald Gross, James A. Hepokoski, Ellen Johnson, introduced by David Boe; conversation with Cage, Randolph Coleman, moderator (April 17, afternoon, Finney Chapel); Oberlin Percussion Group, Michael Rosen, conductor, performed Amores; harp ensemble coached by Roderick Knight performed Postcard from Heaven; ensemble conducted by Daniel Asia performed Atlas Eclipticalis and music by Early Brown (with Kenneth Moore, conductor) (April 17, evening, Warner Concert Hall); interviewed by Wilma Salisbury (Salisbury 1983).

 

April 18-19, 1983. Galesburg, Illinois, Knox College. Performed James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet (April 18, evening, Kresge Recital Hall) and Themes and Variations (April 19, evening, Kresge Recital Hall); coffee talk (April 19, afternoon, Ferris Lounge) (Bruns, A. 1983; Cage/Bronzell and Suchomski 1986; Messer 1983; Olson, L. 1983).

 

May 1983 or earlier. Oakland, California and New York: completed Where R = Ryoanji (five etchings), begun January 1983.

 

May 1983 or earlier. Wrote Writing through Die Verwandlung I.

 

May 1983. New York, Town Hall. Three concerts devoted to his music (Anderson, S.H. 1982).

 

Until May 13, 1983. Weilimdorf-Stuttgart, Galerie Brigitte March. Exhibition of Strings 1-62 (Wanner 1983).

 

April 25-May 1, 1983 (evenings). Rome, Teatro Olimpico (Piazza Gentile da Fabriano), presented by Comune di Roma, Assessorato alla Cultura. Performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Event 1 (April 25); Event 2 (April 26); Event 3 (April 28); Event 4 (April 29); Event 5 (April 30); gave solo performance of unidentified piece (May 1); interviewed by Landa Ketoff; Cunningham lectured on film dance (April 26, late afternoon); gave composition workshop for dancers (April 27, morning, Teatrocirco Spaziozero, Via Galvani) (Ketoff 1983).

 

May 2, 1983. New York, Metropolitan Opera House. Improvisation III to Duets (Cunningham), performed by the American Ballet Theatre; Cage did not perform.

 

May 7, 1983. Weston, Massachusetts, Music School at Rivers (333 Winter Street, now Rivers School Conservatory), Alumni Hall, Fifth Annual Seminar on Contemporary Music for the Young (May 7-8), Richard S. Robbins, Director. Darryll Rosenberg gave workshop on Sonatas and Interludes; Cage performed Composition in Retrospect (late afternoon).

 

May 14, 1983. Cologne, Palazzo Schoko/Stollwerck (Annostra§e 24-44), Hommage ˆ Cage, Alternativveranstaltung, directed by Ingo KŸmmel; included performance of Erik Satie, Vexations. Attended (Rost 1983).

 

May 15-16, 1983. Cologne, Kšlnischer Kunstverein, organized by Kšlnischer Kunstverein and Kšlner Gesellschaft fŸr Neue Musik. Performed Themes and Variations and Muoyce (third performance?); Michael Obst and Pi-Chao Chen performed Morton Feldman, For John Cage (May 15, evening); attended opening of exhibition ÒRadierungen 1978-1983; SchriftenÓ and ÒFor John Cage: A Portrait SeriesÓ with visual works by Cage and photographs by Robert Mahon (May 16, exhibition ran May 15-June 12); interviewed by Express (Baucke 1983; Cage/Hw 1983; Emmerik, P. van 1983; Erdmann 1983; Goertz 1983a; Goertz 1983b; Gronemeyer 1983b; Karst 1983; Kirchberg 1983; Lumpe 1983; Nyffeler 1983a; Nyffeler 1983b; Reininghaus 1983a; Reininghaus 1983b; Rost 1983).

 

May 16, 1983. Cologne: recorded Muoyce (whispered version) (SchŠfermeyer 1984).

 

May 25, 1983. Wrote By way of an Introduction [text].

 

June 6-11, 1983 (evenings). New York, Park Avenue Armory (66th Street). Merce Cunningham Dance Company performed Events; musicians: Liz Phillips (June 6, 8, 10); Cage, Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, and David Tudor (June 7, 9, 11) (Vaughan 1997, 222).

 

July 26-August 6, 1983. Viitasaari, 2nd KansainvŠlinen Uuden Musiikin KesŠakatemia = International Summer Academy of Contemporary Music (July 26-August 8), organized by Timo Kinnunen. Attended; taught daily courses (mornings, with Paul Zukofsky, June Finch, Barry Guy, Janne Manning, Pierre-Yves Artaud, and Jukka Tiensuu); composed and gave first performance of R/13 (Where R = Ryoanji) (between July 26-28; all concerts and lectures were scheduled in the late afternoons and evenings); performed Child of Tree (July 30); rehearsed Atlas Eclipticalis, Variations IV; Branches performed; Barry Guy (contrabass) performed 59 1/2" for a String Player in recital with music by others; ÔCage AfternoonÕ (August 2); ÔCage DayÕ (August 6); interviewed by Matti Tuomisto (Cage 1986e; Cage/Tiensuu 1983; Cage/Tuomisto 1983; Gronemeyer 1983a; Heikinheimo 1983a; Heikinkeimo 1983b; Kallioinen 1984; MŠŠttŠnen 1983; OÕReilly 1984; RŠsŠnen 1983; Suilamo 1983; Tuomisto 1983a; Tuomisto 1983b; Tuomisto 1983c; Uusi Suomi 1983).

 

August 14-15, 1983. Plymouth, New Hampshire, New Hampshire Music Festival (July 12-August 20). Performed readings in concert where members of the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, Thomas Nee, music director, performed Amores, Etudes Boreales (violoncello), Litany for the Whale, from Music for Piano (1953), Score (40 Drawings by Thoreau) and 23 Parts, Sonata for Clarinet, Three Pieces for Flute Duet, and The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs (April 14, evening, Silver Hall); reception afterwards (Pemigewasset Hall); conducted mushroom hunt (April 15, morning, Squam Lakes Science Center).

 

August 27-28, 1983. Cooperstown, New York, West Kortright Centre and Windfall Barn, Salt Springville, Otsego County. In attendance; Catskill Chamber Players (Carleton Clay, president) and guest artists Tim Perry (clarinet and recorder), Collin Walcott (percussion), Meredith Monk (singer), Fred Miller (speaker), Rebecca Kite (marimba) performed Sonata for Clarinet, String Quartet in Four Parts, Variations IV, as well as music by Minoru Miki, Henry Cowell, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (August 27, evening); interviewed by Bruce Kurtz (August 28, morning) (Cage/Kurtz 1983).

 

September 1983. New York. Composed Ryoanji (parts for oboe and percussion); Souvenir; Thirty Pieces for String Quartet; interviewed by Aldo Brizzi (Cage/Brizzi 1985, 13; Cage/Shapiro 1985, 114).

 

September-October 1983. New York; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Mountain Lake, Virginia. Wrote Mushrooms et Variationes (text).

 

September 10-November 13, 1983. Vienna, Museum moderner Kunst/Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Der Hang zum Gesamtkunstwerk: EuropŠische Utopien seit 1800: manuscript of Water Music on exhibit.

 

September 29-30, 1983. Tulsa, Oklahoma, John Cage in Tulsa!, presented by Living Arts of Tulsa with University of Tulsa. Attended; performed Themes and Variations (September 29, evening, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, John H. Williams Theatre); lunch (September 30, noon, Gilcrease Museum); informal meeting (September 30, afternoon, University of Tulsa); performed Muoyce (September 30, evening, University of Tulsa, Chapman Theatre, Kendall Hall).

 

October 1, 1983. Minneapolis, Minnesota, Walker Art Center, Auditorium, Word Works. Performed in program shared with Maria Cheng and Spalding Gray.

 

October 1983. Chicago, Illinois, Art Institute. Attended (Von Gunden 1986, 21).

 

October 8-November 6, 1983. Blacksburg, Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Ray Kass). Exhibition of CageÕs etchings in conjunction with his visit.

 

October 13, 1983. Roanoke, Virginia, Roanoke College, Olin Hall, Recital Hall. Performed Composition in Retrospect and from Diary: How to Improve the World.

 

October 26-28, 1983. Roubaix, ColisŽe, Festival de Lille. Performed with Joseph Heaney (singer), Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Mel Mercier and Paedar Mercier (bodhran), Liam og OÕFloinn (uilleann pipes), Seamus Tansey (flute) and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Roaratorio (first performance of the dance) and Inlets to Inlets 2 (first performance of the dance); press conference given previously (Brunel 1983a; Brunel 1983b; Cunningham/Anonymous 1983; Diricq 1983; Dupuis 1983; Fabre 1983; Gauville 1983; Gubernatis 1983; Lartigue 1983a; Mairel 1983; Marmin 1983; Michel 1983; Paulus 1983a; Paulus 1983b; Paulus 1983c; Penot 1983; Sirvin 1983; Sourgens 1983a; Sourgens 1983b).

 

October-November 1983. Paris. Gave first performance of Mushrooms et Variationes (possibly identical with October 31, 1983 presentation).

 

October 31, 1983 (evening). Paris, ThŽ‰tre National de Chaillot, Grand Foyer, Rendez-vous de poŽsie. Performed from and presented Le livre des champignons (Anonymous 1983B; Cage 1983d).

 

November 1-2, 1983 (evenings). Frankfurt, Alte Oper, Gro§er Saal. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company; with Paedar Mercier, Mel Mercier, Inlets, to Inlets 2; with Paddy Glackin, Joseph Heaney, Liam OÕFloinn, Mel Mercier, Paedar Mercier, Seamus Tansey, Roaratorio (Cunningham/Anonymous 1983; Rohde, G. 1983-1984; Schmidt, J. 1983).

 

November 1983. Villiers-sous-Grez and Oslo. Wrote Haikus: Letters from the Seventeen Chapters of Finnegans Wake (text).

 

November 7-13, 1983. Oslo and environs. Attended Oslo (November 8-9) and Henie-Onstad Kunstsentret [Art Center] (November 10-13, H¿vikodden, BŸrum Municipality near Oslo, Sonja Henies vei 31); read Composition in Retrospect; discussion period (November 8, morning, Statens Kunstakademi [Norwegian State Academy of Music], Studio 10); lectured on ÒDuchamp, Johns, Rauschenberg, Tobey, GravesÓ; discussion period (November 9, afternoon, State Academy of Art, Auditorium); performed Muoyce (November 10, evening); performed James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet (November 11, evening); Per ¯ystein Berglund, Christian Eggen, Einar FjŸrvoll, Magne Hegdal, Bj¿rn L¿ken, Kjell Samkopf, and Rob Waring performed Branches, First Construction (in Metal), Second Construction, Third Construction; Music for Marcel Duchamp (Hegdal) (November 12, afternoon); Ami Flammer performed Chorals and Freeman Etudes (no. 8, 9, 12, and 15); Mats Persson performed Sonatas and Interludes (November 13, afternoon) (Hegdal 1984).

 

November 19, 1983. New York. Conversation with Morton Feldman, Bunita Marcus and Francesco Pellizzi (Cage/Feldman, Marcus and Pellizzi 1983).

 

November 25, 1983 (evening). San Francisco, California, Davies Symphony Hall (between Van Ness and Franklin, Grove and Hayes Streets), New and Unusual Music Concert Series, Speaking of Music, hosted by The Exploratorium and by the San Francisco Symphony. Read from Muoyce; Joseph Kubera, piano, members of the San Francisco Symphony, John Adams and Barry Jekowsky, conductors, performed Concert for Piano and Orchestra, Credo in Us, and First Construction (in Metal); exhibition of lithographs.

 

Late November 1983. Seattle, Washington. Composed Ryoanji (part for voice).

 

November 29-December 4, 1983. Calgary, Alberta, Banff Centre, School of Fine Arts, Banff Centre Inter-Arts program, John Cage Week, directed by Robert Eakin and Michael Century: attended; rehearsed Song Books; performed James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet (November 29, evening, Margaret Greedham Theatre); mini-concert with his music (November 30, noon, Margaret Greedham Theatre); film Variations V (November 30, late afternoon, Margaret Greedham Theatre); public conversation (December 1, evening, Walter Phillips Gallery); Song Books performed (December 3, afternoon, Walter Phillips Gallery); concert (December 4, Eric Harvie Theatre, New Music Series); Hu Hohn convinced him of using a personal computer to generate random numbers; began composing Ryoanji (part for flute) (Earl 1986; Last Issue 1984; Monk 1984).

 

December 2, 1983. New York, Asia Society (725 Park Avenue at East 70th Street), Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium, East Meets West: New Japanese and American Music (Music from Japan Series, Naoyuki Miura, artistic director). James Ostryniec, oboe, and Michael Pugliese, percussion, gave first performance of Ryoanji in shared program with music by Terry Riley, Teruyuki Noda, Masaharu Kikuchi, Michio Mamiya, Donald Sosin, and Yoshio Hachimura; after-concert reception (Rockwell 1983b).

 

December 1983 (early). San Francisco, California. Engagement with the San Francisco Symphony.

 

December 1983 (at least December 6-11). Seattle, Washington, Cornish Institute. Weeklong residency; Cornish Percussion Ensemble and Gamelan Pacifica gave retrospective concerts (December 6 and 7, Cornish Theater [710 East Roy]); lectured and conducted classes; conducted Atlas Eclipticalis, performed by the New Performance Group of the Cornish Institute (Paul Taub, flute; William Smith, clarinet; Jim Knapp, trumpet; Julian Priester, trombone; Matthew Kocmieroski and Jarrad Powell, percussion; Ella Gray, violin; Walter Gray, violoncello) with Winter Music (Thomasa Eckert, Bun-Ching Lam, pianos) (December 11, Cornish Theater, two performances, 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm) (Bargreen 1983a; Bargreen 1983b; Cage 1986e; Campbell, R. M. 1983a; Campbell, R. M. 1983b; Cross, C. R. 1984; Rockwell 1987; To Be Announced 1984).

 

December 13-14, 1983. Portland, Oregon, Portland Center for the Visual Arts, director Randal Davis. Performed Muoyce in conjunction with exhibition of his prints (December 13); interviewed by Louise Klemperer (December 14); interviewed by Gideon Bosker (Bosker 1984; Klemperer 1983).

 

December 1983. Began to work with a personal computer, a Compaq 386. Most of the programs he employed were written by the Canadian composer Andrew Culver (born August 30, 1953), who had been working as CageÕs assistant since 1981 and who continued to do so until CageÕs death (Kendall, R. 1990, 95-96; Rossum 1988 [states 1984 as date]).

 

1983-1984. Conceived HMCIEX.

 

1984. Made Weather-ed II.

 

1984 (probably early). Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company in Madras and Korea.

 

January 1, 1984. New York, during TV show, Good morning, Mr. Orwell! by Nam June Paik, performed Branches with Takehisa Kosugi.

 

January 1984. New York. Continued Ryoanji (part for flute).

 

January 19, 1984 (evening). New York, Manhattan School of Music, Hubbard Hall. Isabelle Ganz (mezzo soprano), Michael Pugliese (percussion) performed Ryoanji; Ganz performed Aria with Fontana Mix in program with music by Charles Boone, Eric Ewazen, Leo Smit.

 

January 20-21, 1984. Hong Kong, Wanchai, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Arena. Performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Events (Levine 1984).

 

January 24-27, 1984. Taipei, Taiwan, 5th New Aspect International Arts Festival. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company (performances on January 24 and 26-27, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall); continued work on Ryoanji (part for flute).

 

January-April 1984. Wrote Writing through Howl.

 

February 4-29, 1984. Lund, Galleriet Anders Tornberg (Kungsgatan 4). One-person exhibition of his etchings.

 

February 23, 1984. New York, Plaza Hotel, ÒArts SaluteÓ Dinner Dance to benefit Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Honorary Dinner Chairman (cocktails, Terrace Room; dance performance Grand Ballroom; dinner and dancing following performance).

 

March 1984. New York. Composed Ryoanji (part for contrabass, orchestral obbligato); wrote Theme and Variations (text).

 

March 4, 1984. Interviewed by Roni Feinstein (Feinstein 1986).

 

March 6-18, 1984. New York, City Center Theater (55th Street). Performed with Martin Kalve, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Duets, Gallopade, Inlets 2, Torse (March 8); Instances of Silence to Trails (Cage alone); Tudor, Sextet for Seven to Quartet (Tudor alone); Yasunao Tone, Geography and Music to Roadrunners (with Kalve and Tudor) (March 10, matinee); Instances of Silence to Trails (Cage alone); David Behrman, Interspecies Smalltalk to Pictures (musicians unknown); Tudor, Phonemes to Channels/Inserts (Tudor alone) (March 10, evening); Improvisation III to Duets; Larry Austin, Beachcombers to Coast Zone; Inlets to Inlets 2; Takehisa Kosugi, Cycles to Gallopade (musicians unknown) (March 11, matinee); and other pieces (Kisselgoff 1984).

 

March 7, 1984. New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, ComposersÕ Showcase. Performed Muoyce (Rothstein 1984; Vermeersch 1984).

 

March 13, 1984. New York, Cooper Union, Great Hall: Isabelle Ganz and Bowery Ensemble (Barbara Held, flute; Leonard Krech, trombone [sic]; Michael Pugliese, percussion) performed Ryoanji; Cage possibly in attendance.

 

March or April 1984. New York. Interviewed by Lotte Mšller (Mšller, L. 1984).

 

April 1984. Composed Musicircus for Children.

 

April-May 1984. New York and Turin. Wrote Mirage verbal.

 

May 1984. Cologne, Westdeutscher Rundfunk: realized HMCIEX.

 

May 3, 1984 (evening; perhaps May 4, 1984). Madrid, La Caixa (Paseo de la Castellana, 51), Marcel Duchamp retrospective (May-June), organized by Fundaci—n Caja de Pensiones. With Craig Adcock, Mar’a de Corrals, Gloria Moure, Siegfried Gohr, and Teeny Duchamp participated in round table discussion on Marcel Duchamp, read from his texts on Duchamp, question period; interviewed by Juan Carlos de Laiglesia; traveled to Turin via Milan (Cage/De Laiglesia 1984).

 

May 5-20, 1984. Turin and Ivrea. Variously announced as ÒJohn Cage a Torino e IvreaÓ or ÒJohn Cage in Piemonte,Ó presented by Regione Piemonte, Assessorato alla Cultura; Cabaret Voltaire/Progetto Toreat; Provincia di Torino, Assessorato alla Cultura, in collaboration with Cittˆ di Torino, Assessorato per la Cultura, Assessorato allÕInstruzione, and Assessorato per lo Sport, Turismo e Problemi della Giovent; Comune di Ivrea, Assessorato alla Cultura. Attended; press conference (May 5, morning); performed Muoyce (May 5, evening, Turin, Teatro Alfieri [Piazza Solferino, 4]); encounter with Cage (May 7, morning, Turin, Universitˆ degli Studi di Torino, Facoltˆ di Lettere e Magistero, Aula Magna [Via San Ottavio, 20]); Giancarlo Cardini performed Sonatas and Interludes, Winter Music, and Solo for Piano from Concert for Piano and Orchestra (May 8, evening, Ivrea, Teatro Civico Giuseppe Giacosa [Piazza del Teatro]; May 17 repeated in Turin, Auditorio); introduced by Gigliola Nocera, performed Mushroom Book [text] (May 9, evening, Turin, Teatro Infernotti, Unione Culturale Franco Anonicelli [via Cesare Battisti, 4b]); encounter with composition students (May 10, late afternoon, Turin, Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi [Piazza Bodoni]); Janos NŽgyesy performed Freeman Etudes [I-XVI] (May 11, evening, Ivrea, Teatro Civico Giuseppe Giacosa); Janos NŽgyesy performed Freeman Etudes [I-XVI] (May 13, evening, Turin, Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi); encounter with Cage, ÒTeatro, musica, spazioÓ (May 14, morning, Turin, Universtˆ di Torino, Facoltˆ Magistero, Aula Magna) [originally announced as ÒTechniche del Suono,Ó and as taking place in Politecnico di Torino, Facoltˆ di Architettura, Aula Magna]; Percussion Group Cincinnati (Allen Otte, James Culley, William Youhass) performed Amores, Branches, Credo in Us, Imaginary Landscape No. 2 in shared program with music by Herbert BrŸn and Frederic Rzewski (May 15) and Michael Udow and Michael Kowalski (May 16) (May 15, evening, Turin, Discoteca Big [Corso Brescia, 28]; May 16, evening, Ivrea, Teatro Civico Giuseppe Giacosa); during his stay, assisted in Sergio Liberovici, Opera dei bambini (May 17, morning, Turin, Teatro Infernotti, Unione Culturale); press conference (May 19, Turin, Universitˆ di Torino, Facoltˆ Magistero, Aula Magna); supervised first performance of Musicircus for Children with eight hundred children from schools in Torino, Ivrea, and Montalto Dora (May 19, morning, Turin, Le Cupole [Via Artom, 111]); introduced by Gigliola Nocera, performed Mushrooms et Variationes (May 20, evening, Ivrea, Centro Congressi La Serra [Corso Botta, 30]); exhibition, ÒPhotographs Cage,Ó by Roberto Masotti (opening May 14, early evening, Turin, Galleria la Parisina [Corso Moncalieri 47]; through June 2); interviewed by Giorgio Gervasoni, P.Gal. (La Stampa), Mario Pasi and Maurizio Spatola (possibly during press conferences); filmed by Luciano Martinengo (B.F. 1984; Bonomo 1993, 9; Brizio 1984; Cage/Sumner, Burch and Sumner 1986, 18; Cella 1984; E.B. 1984; Gerus 1984; Gervasoni 1984a; Gervasoni 1984b; Gervasoni 1984c; Giolito 1984a; Giolito 1984b; L.V. 1984; Lorrai 1984; M.Sp. 1984; Mila 1984; Nocera 1983/1987-1988, 369n35, 369n46; P.Gal. 1984a; P.Gal. 1984b; P.Gal. 1984c; P.Gal. 1984d; Papini 1984; Pasi 1984; Piemonte Cultura 1984; Pulcini 1984a; Pulcini 1984b; Pulcini 1984c; Pulcini 1984d; R.G. 1984a; R.G. 1984b; Repubblica 1984; Restagno 1984a; Restagno 1984b; Restagno 1984c; Schiavazzi 1984; Spatola 1984; Stampa 1984a; Stampa 1984b; Unitˆ 1984a; Unitˆ 1984b; Unitˆ 1984c).

 

May 18, 1984. Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum (Volunteer Park). New Performance Group performed Quartet, Inlets, and Ryoanji, in conjuction with exhibition, ÒMorris Graves: Vision of the Inner EyeÓ (through July 8).

 

Late May 1984. Copenhagen, ¯stre GasvŸrk. Performed with Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company; interviewed by Karl Aage Rasmussen (May 28) (Cage/Rasmussen 1985).

 

June 6-September 9, 1984. Lincoln, Massachusetts, DeCordova and Dana Museum and Park, exhibition, Henry David Thoreau As a Source for Artistic Inspiration; Francine A. Koslow, curator. Cage represented with DŽreau, Drawings by Thoreau, Renga (reproduction from score), Score without Parts (40 Drawings by Thoreau): Twelve Haiku, Seventeen Drawings by Thoreau (Koslow 1984).

 

Prior to June 9, 1984. Interviewed by David Shapiro; Cynthia McCabe and Lindsay Stamm Shapiro participated (Cage/Shapiro 1985).

 

June 29, 1984. San Francisco, California, St. MaryÕs Cathedral, American Guild of Organists National Convention (June 25-?, 1984). John Rose gave first [official] performance of Souvenir [it was performed unofficially previously] (American Organist 1984; Belt 1984; Gustafson 1984).

 

July 1984. New York. Composed Haikai for flute and zoomoozophone and Nowth upon Nacht.

 

July 2-3, 1984. Pasadena, California, Pasadena Civic Auditorium (300 East Green Street), Olympic Arts Festival (June 1-August 12, 1984, Los Angeles). Merce Cunningham Dance Company performed Trails, Quartet, Locale (July 2); Coast Zone, Channels/Inserts, Roadrunners (July 3) [according to announcements; according to Swed 1986a Inlets 2 was performed; CageÕs participation uncertain].

 

July 6, 1984. Hartford, Connecticut, University of Hartford, Lincoln Theater (evening), New Music America Õ84 (July 1-7), produced by Real Art Ways (Joseph Celli and Mary Luft). Frances-Marie Uitti and Michael Pugliese performed Etudes Boreales (first performance of the duo version was announced, but apparently violoncello solo version was performed); included excerpts from the 1981 Neuberger Museum exhibition ÒSoundingsÓ and exhibition ÒScribing Sound: An Exhibition of Music Notation (1952-1984),Ó including manuscripts of Aria, Cartridge Music, Concert for Piano and Orchestra, Etcetera, Score (40 Drawings by Thoreau) and 23 Parts, and Sixty-two Mesostics re Merce Cunningham (Gronemeyer 1984b; Rockwell 1984; Wentz 1984).

 

July 10, 1984. Cologne, Westdeutscher Rundfunk. First broadcast of HMCIEX; also broadcast from Los Angeles (KUSC) around this date.

 

July 12, 1984 (evening). Lincoln, Massachusetts, DeCordova Museum Amphitheater, Paul J. Cronin Memorial Lecture Series, A Thoreau Birthday Celebration. Performed Empty Words, Part IV with Maryanne Amacher, Close Up; slides projected by Eric Shambroom.

 

July 14, 1984. Supervised recording of Etudes Boreales performed by Frances-Marie Uitti, violoncello (Mode 1-2).

 

July 17, 1984. Brooklyn, New York, Artmusic, 248 Sackett Street, Artmusic Benefit Concert & Art Auction. Performed.

 

July 27, 1984. Darmstadt, Orangerie, 32. Internationale Ferienkurse fŸr Neue Musik (July 15-August 1): Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba, violins; Hank Dutt, viola; Joan Jeanrenaud, violoncello, gave first performance of Thirty Pieces for String Quartet; Cage not in attendance (Dominick 1985; Emmerik, P. van 1984a; Fox, C. 1985; Halbreich 1984; Lšhlein 1984; Mazanec 1984; OehlschlŠgel 1984a; OehlschlŠgel 1984b; Oswald 1984a; Oswald 1984b; Oswald 1984c).

 

August 7-11, 1984. Becket, Massachusetts, JacobÕs Pillow, Ted Shawn Theatre, Festival Õ84: probably participated with performances by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

 

August 15, 1984. New Milford, Connecticut, Canterbury School, Chapel, American Music for Chamber Ensemble (August 13-18, organized by the Charles Ives Center for American Music, Roxbury, Connecticut). Spoke at first performance by Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble (David Tessmer, flute; James Wilson, clarinet; Jan Fung, percussion; Beverly Nero, piano; Ray Eichenmuller, violin; Martin Bernstein, violoncello) of Music for _, presented as Music for Six.

 

August 17, 1984. Letter from BL Lacerta, a new music (non-jazz) improvisation quartet based in Dallas, Texas, eventually leading to Improvisation A + B.

 

August 26, 1984 (afternoon). New York, Anspacher Theater [or Public Theater], Joseph PappÕs New Jazz at the Public, New Music Distribution Service 12th Anniversary Benefit Concert. In shared program with John Zorn and John Giorno, read Mirage verbal (Pareles 1984).

 

September 2, 1984. Edinburgh, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh Festival. Attended vernissage of exhibition of his graphic work; arranged ÔmusicircusÕ performance of Whistlebinkies (Mark Hayward, Rab Wallace, Mick Broderick, Stuart Eydman, Eddie McGuire, Judith Peacock) which was to become Scottish Circus; conversation with Eddie McGuire and Stephen Arnold (Cage/McGuire and Arnold 1985; Fowler 1984; Griffith 1985).

 

September 4, 1984. Cologne: recorded Part IV of Empty Words.

 

September 1984. Berlin: visited (Cage/Charles 1976/1984, inside front cover).

 

September 8-9, 1984 (evenings). Berlin, Freie VolksbŸhne. Performed with David Behrman, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Improvisation III to Duets; David Behrman, Interspecies Smalltalk to Pictures; David Tudor, Phonemes to Channels/Inserts (September 8); Inlets to Inlets II; David Tudor, Sextet for Seven to Quartet; Takehisa Kosugi, Interspersion to Locale (September 9, matinee); Takehisa Kosugi, Spacings to Doubles; David Behrman, Interspecies Smalltalk to Pictures; Yasunao Tone, Geography and Music to Roadrunners (September 9, evening).

 

September 14, 1984. Supervised Etudes Boreales performed by Michael Pugliese (piano) (Mode 1-2).

 

September 14, 1984. San Francisco, California, San Francisco Performing Arts Center, Herbst Theatre, Herbst Theatre. Kronos Quartet performed Thirty Pieces for String Quartet; CageÕs attendance unlikely.

 

September 21-30, 1984. New York, Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue). Presumably performed with Merce Cunningham Dance Company, nine Events (Anderson, Jack 1984; Vaughan 1997, 225).

 

September 22, 1984. New York, Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, The Grand Harp Event. Postcard from Heaven performed in concert with music by Wendy Chambers and Charlie Morrow (New Yorker 1984).

 

September 29, 1984. New York, Symphony Space. Performed at The Kutztown Connection, to benefit the New Arts Program of Kutztown, Pennsylvania (afternoon).

 

October 1, 1984 (afternoon). New York, Manhattan School of Music, Hubbard Auditorium, presented by Group for Contemporary Music. Spoke about his work.

 

October 2, 1984 (evening). New York, 92nd Street Y (1395 Lexington Avenue), Group for Contemporary Music: New Jersey Percussion Quartet, Raymond DesRoches, director, performed Third Construction; Cage presumably in attendance.

 

October 1984. New York. Composed A Collection of Rocks.

 

October 1984. Wrote Writing through a text by Chris Mann (text).

 

October 1984. New York. Interviewed by Ryuichi Sakamoto [for film].

 

October 10, 1984. Providence, Rhode Island, Rhode Island School of Design. Read Mushrooms et variationes (Cage/Birkelund and Sichel 1984).

 

October 13, 1984. New York. Interviewed via telephone by Olivia Birkelund and Axel Sichel (Cage/Birkelund and Sichel 1984).

 

October 21, 1984 or earlier. New York, Saint MarkÕs Church [10th Street and Second Avenue], A Decade of Dance, presented by the Danspace Project. Performed Dialogue with Merce Cunningham (Tobias 1984).

 

October 24, 1984. New York, Carnegie Hall. Attended performance of Thirty Pieces for String Quartet by the Kronos Quartet.

 

November 1, 1984. Sacramento, California, California State University, Festival of New American Music. Unknown performers performed Sonata for Two Voices, possibly first performance.

 

November 1-4, 1984. Ann Arbor, Michigan, University of Michigan, Percussive Arts Society International Convention [PASIC] 1984, hosted by Michael Udow. Attended; addressed convention as PAS Hall of Fame Member at Official PAS Banquet; Percussion Group/Cincinnati with the University of Michigan Symphony Band performed Renga with Music for Three in concert with music by Paul Creston and John Wyre (November 1, evening) (Franois 1987-1988).

 

Prior to or during November 1984. Wrote Eight Whiskus (text).

 

November 1984. New York. Wrote Agenku2, Mirakus2 (text), and Selkus2 (text).

 

November-November 21, 1984. New York. Composed Eight Whiskus (voice).

 

November-December 26, 1984. New York. Composed Selkus2 (music).

 

November-December 29, 1984. New York. Composed Mirakus2 (music).

 

November 29-30, 1984. Toronto, Ontario, University of Toronto, Convocation Hall, New Music Concerts, Orchestral Challenges in the Light. Attended rehearsals (November 29-30) and performance (November 30) of Dance/4 Orchestras by the Professional Training Program of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Robin Engleman, Robert Aitken, Paul Zukofsky, Russell Hartenberger conducting, in program with music by Gilles Tremblay, Roger Reynolds and Wallingford Riegger; various interviews (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, November 29 and City-TV, November 30); participated in Composers in Conversation series with Roger Reynolds, Music at Hart House, Music Room (November 29, evening) (Kraglund 1984; Littler 1984).

 

Late November or early December 1984. Toronto, Ontario. Interviewed by Anne Gibson for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Cage/Gibson 1989).

 

Before December 1984. Interviewed by Bill Shoemaker (Cage/Shoemaker 1984).

 

Early December 1984. Angers. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company; attended exhibition of his visual art; interviewed by Irmeline Lebeer (December 7) (Cage/Lebeer 1995; Schšning 1985[Alphabet; 2X***]).

 

Early December 1984. Paris? Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company.

 

December 13, 1984. Supervised recording of Ryoanji (Mode 1-2).

 

December 1984. New York. Revised Exercise.

 

1985. Irvine, California, University of California at Irvine. Invited by the West Coast Branch of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, presented Inter-View.

 

January 1985. New York. Composed ASLSP.

 

January-February 1985. New York. Wrote Writings through the Essay: On the Duty of Civil Disobedience [text].

 

January-March 1985. New York. Wrote Variations with Interludes and Variations [text].

 

January 2-15, 1985. Oakland, California, Crown Point Press. Made Fire, Mesostics: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Ryoku.

 

January 13, 1985. San Francisco, California, Museum of Modern Art. Performed Mushrooms et Variationes.

 

January 25, 1985. New York, Alice Tully Hall, Focus! A World in Transition: The New Music, 1945-1955, organized by the Juilliard School (January 18-25). Participated in pre-concert roundtable with Milton Babbitt, David Diamond, Morton Feldman, Vivian Fine, Vincent Persichetti and William Schuman; Joel Sachs, moderator; Juilliard Orchestra Contemporary Music Ensemble; Paul Zukofsky, conductor; David Korevaar, piano, performed Concerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra; concert also featuring works by Luigi Nono, Incontri, and William Schuman, Night Journey (Hughes, A. 1985).

 

February 1985. New York. Wrote and composed Sonnekus2 [text, songs].

 

February 3, 1985. Purchase, New York, State University of New York, SUNY-College, Performing Arts Center: Philharmonia Virtuosi; Richard Kapp, conductor; Robert Aitken, bamboo flute, performed Ryoanji; concert also featuring works by Haydn, Prokofiev, and Rameau.

 

February 6, 1985. New York, Town Hall. Philharmonia Virtuosi; Richard Kapp, conductor; Robert Aitken, bamboo flute, performed Ryoanji; concert also featuring works by Haydn, Prokofiev, and Rameau; Cage presumably in attendance.

 

February 7, 1985. New York, Carnegie Hall. Performed at Meredith MonkÕs 20th Anniversary Retrospective Party following her Carnegie Hall debut.

 

February 12, 1985. Interviewed by Deborah Campana (Campana 1985, 149n9).

 

February 20-23, 1985. Champaign-Urbana, Urbana, Illinois, University of Illinois. Four-day residency; performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company; Composer Forum with John Cage (February 20, afternoon, Music Building Auditorium, 1444 West Nevada); performed with Cunningham: Dialogue; University of Illinois New Music ensemble performed music by Cage (February 20, evening, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Foellinger Great Hall); performed (February 22-23, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Colwell Playhouse); dance video showings (Eisenman 1985).

 

February 27-28, 1985 (afternoons). New York, Merce Cunningham Studio (57 Bethune Street, Westbeth Building, 11th Floor). Open rehearsal of Merce Cunningham Dance Company; CageÕs attendance uncertain.

 

February-March 1985. New York. Wrote Cinekus2, Mesdamkus2, Musikus2, and Relakus2 [texts].

 

March 1985. New York. Composed Eight Whiskus (violin).

 

March 9-10, 1985. New York, Theater of the Open Eye (316 East 88th Street); Newband (Stefani Starin, flute; Dean Drummond, zoomoozophone) gave first performances of Haikai (1984).

 

March 12-April 16, 1985. New York, Margarete Roeder Gallery, exhibition, ÒMerce Cunningham: Choreographic Notations; John Cage, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor: Music Scores.Ó Reception (March 19).

 

Prior to March 21, 1985. Conceived [Untitled] installation for the Biennale de Paris.

 

March 21-May 20, 1985. Paris, Espace Nord et entrŽe de la Grande Halle de la Villette (mŽtro Porte-de-Plantin), La Biennale de Paris: untitled installation (possibly identical with Silent Environment) in empty S.N.C.F. [French railways] container with amplified sounds from outside the container. Also Postcard from Heaven performed (Declercq 1985).

 

March 26, 1985. New York, Carnegie Recital Hall (154 West 57th Street), 10th Anniversary Season, New Music Consort. As guest speaker introduced Ryoanji, performed by New Music Consort (Rachel Rudich, flute; William Trigg, percussion) in shared program with music by Peter Maxwell Davies, Pierre Boulez, Joan Tower, Valerie Capers, and David Noon.

 

March 28, 1985. Wayne, New Jersey, William Paterson College, Shea Center for the Performing Arts, Wayne Recital Hall, Midday Artists Series: artist-in-residence; read from his works during two concerts by the New Jersey New Music Ensemble at WPC and the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble at WPC, Raymond DesRoches, director: Amores, Sonata for Clarinet, Living Room Music, Sixteen Dances, Second Construction (afternoon and evening); participated in New Music Forum (late afternoon).

 

March 28, 1985. New York [?]. Interviewed by Pratt Journal of Architecture (Cage/Anonymous 1985).

 

March 31, 1985. Bonn, Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Satie-Workshop (March 29-31): gave first performance (voice) of The First Meeting of the Satie Society with Klaus Schšning (voice), Amy Leverenz (voice), Grete Wehmeyer (piano), Bonner Ensemble fŸr Neue Musik, Toni Roeder (co-ordination), including first performance of Sonnekus2, given by Amy Leverenz (afternoon); attended closing performances of the worskhop (evening, Mosaiksaal) (Deckenbrock 1985a; Deckenbrock 1985b; Erdmann 1985; Hilger 1985).

 

April 2, 1985. Cologne, Sankt-Georg-Kirche, Raum Zeit Stille. Performed Mushrooms et Variationes; Raum Zeit Stille consisted of exhibition and concerts as part of Jahr der Romanischen Kirchen in Kšln, March 22-June 2, organized by Kšlnischer Kunstverein and Kšlner Gesellschaft fŸr Neue Musik; including drawings and scores by Cage and others (Emmerik, P. van 1985a; Gronemeyer 1985c; Raum 1985).

 

April 1985. Europeras 1 & 2 commissioned by the Frankfurt Opera (fee 130,000.00 Deutschmark).

 

April 15, 1985. Bonn, Beethovenhalle, Studio, Tage Neuer Musik. In program shared with Gerhard RŸhm, Gabriele Embe performed Postcard from Heaven with Klarenz Barlow (sound engineer).

 

April 16, 1985. New York, Carnegie Recital Hall (154 West 57th Street), Two Modern Masters: John Cage and Donald Martino. New York New Music Ensemble (Daniel Druckman, percussion; Jean Kopperud, clarinet; and Mineko Yajima, violin) gave presumably first performance of Solo with Obbligato Accompaniment of Two Voices in Canon, and Six Short Inventions on the Subjects of the Solo; and perfomed Music for _ [Music for Six] (New York premire commissioned by the ensemble) in shared program with music by Donald Martino.

 

April 19-21, 1985. Zagreb, 13th Muzički Biennale (Music Biennale): attended; first performance of A Collection of Rocks given by the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra and Mixed Choir of the Zagreb Music Schools (April 19, Koncertna dvorana Vatroslav Lisinski, foyers); Zeitgeist Ensemble performed Music for _ [Music for Four] (April 20); performed from Mushrooms et Variationes, followed by a public conversation with Nikša Gligo (April 21, Chamber Hall); participated in symposium, ÔCompositional Syntheses of the EightiesÕ (April 22-24), with Keith Potter (introduction), Reinhard OehschlŠgel, and Christoph von Blumršder (moderator); also participating were Ivanka Stioanova, Ruben Radica, Nikša Gligo (April 22, Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall), and perhaps also on April 23-24 (Cage et al. 1986; Fuhrmann 1985; Gojowy 1985a; Gojowy 1985b; Johnson, Tom 1987-1988; Kneipel 1985).

 

April 1985. Approximately one week in Rome (Vaughan 1997, 228).

 

April 19, 1985. Commissioned by Les Percussions de Strasbourg (Jany van Gucht) to compose But What about the NoiseÉ.

 

April 25-28, 1985. Naples, Teatro Olimpico, Omaggio a Merce Cunningham. Performed with Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham Dance Company, New Event 1 (April 25, evening); New Event 2 (April 26, evening); New Event 3 (April 27, afternoon); New Event 4 (April 27, evening); New Event 5 (April 28, afternoon).

 

April 29-30, 1985. Naples, Teatro San Ferdinando. Performed with Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Event I (April 29); Event II (April 30).

 

April 1985. Modena (Vaughan 1997, 228).

 

May 10, 1985. La Jolla, California, University of California, San Diego, Mandeville Auditorium. Janos NŽgyesy performed Freeman Etudes [I-XVI] (American premire?) (Ulman 1986).

 

May 14, 1985. New York, Symphony Space (2537 Broadway), New Works for the Contemporary Voice. Joan La Barbara gave first performance of Eight Whiskus, along with first performances of music by Rhys Chatham, Roger Reynolds, James Tenney.

 

May 14-25, 1985 (evenings). London, SadlerÕs Wells Theatre (Rosebery Avenue), American Festival. Performed with Merce Cunningham Dance Company in four programs: Improvisation III to Duets; David Behrman, Interspecies Smalltalk to Pictures (British premiere); David Tudor, Phonemes to Channels/Inserts (May 14, 16, 22); Inlets to Inlets II (British premiere); David Tudor, Fragments to Phrases (British premiere); Yasunao Tone, Geography and Music to Roadrunners (May 15, 18, 23); Takehisa Kosugi, Spacings to Doubles (British premiere); David Tudor, Sextet for Seven to Quartet (British premiere); Takehisa Kosugi, Interspersion to Locale (May 17, 21, 24); Instances of Silence to Trails (British premiere); John King, Gliss in Sighs to Native Green (British premiere); Phrases (May 20, 25) (Crisp, C. 1985; Dougill 1985; Jordan 1985).

 

May 21, 1985. London, Bloomsbury Theatre.

 

May 23, 1985 (afternoon). London, Institute of Contemporary Arts (The Mall), Seminar Room. In conversation with David Tudor and Dick Witts (chair).

 

Late May 1985. London, Institute of Contemporary Arts. Performed (Cage and Eno/Tannenbaum 1985, 65).

 

Late May 1985. London: with Brian Eno, interviewed by Rob Tannenbaum (Cage and Eno/Tannenbaum 1985).

 

Prior to June 6, 1985. Perhaps in London. Interviewed by Michael Norton (Cage/Norton 1985).

 

June 1985. London, Almeida Festival. Yvar Mikhashoff possibly gave first performance of Perpetual Tango.

 

July 1985. New York, Museum of Modern Art, Summergarden, Garden of Harps. Attended. Postcard from Heaven performed on fifteen harps in concert with music by Charlie Morrow, Wendy Chambers, and R.I.P. Hayman (Hayman, R.I.P. 1994, 43, 46).

 

July 14-18, 1985. College Park, Maryland, University of Maryland, Tawes Theatre, University of Maryland International Piano Festival and Competition, 15th Anniversary (July 11-20), sponsored by the Maryland Summer Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts. Participants of the semi-final round gave first performances of ASLSP; CageÕs attendance uncertain.

 

July 6, 1985. Istanbul. Performed with Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Event.

 

July 1985. Festival International Montpellier Danse (June-July). Presumably performed with Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

 

July 17 and 19, 1985. Avignon, Palais des Papes, Cour dÕHonneur, XXXIXe Festival dÕAvignon. Performed Roaratorio with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company (four performances?) (Harris, D. 1985).

 

Late July 1985. Barcelona. Performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company. Made drawing for cover of çrtics.

 

July 25, 1985. Barcelona. Wrote [Untitled], mesostic on ÔArticsÕ [text].

 

Prior to August 1985. Interviewed by Jay Murphy (Cage/Murphy 1985).

 

August 1985. New York. Composed But What about the NoiseÉ and Ryoanji (part for trombone); wrote Sculpture musicale.

 

August 24, 1985. Oneonta, New York, Catskill Conservatory, West Kortright Centre. Attended and introduced performances of Solo with Obbligato Accompaniment of Two Voices in Canon, and Six Short Inventions on the Subjects of the Solo by Carleton Clay, trumpet, Robin Seletsky and Timothy Perry, clarinets; Aria by Meredith Monk; Litany for the Whale by Mary-Anne Ross and Janet England (Crutchfield 1985; Nilsson 1985).

 

September 17, 1985. New York, De Menil town house. Attended Trisha BrownÕs benefit gala (Tedeschi 1985).

 

September 27-October 1, 1985. Cologne, 1. Acustica International: participated; performed Muoyce (September 28, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Gro§er Sendesaal); performed h2 WDR (September 29, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Kleiner Sendesaal); performed Roaratorio with Peadher Mercier (percussion), Mell Mercier (percussion) and John David Fullemann (tape engineer) (September 30, Staatliche Hochschule fŸr Musik, Aula) (BŸhring 1985; Eggelsberg 1985; Emmerik, P. van 1985b; Funk-Korrespondenz 1985; Groenewald 1985; Gronemeyer 1985a; Hubert 1985a; Hubert 1985b; Huesmann 1985; LŸdenbach 1985; N.Sf. 1985; Rost 1985; Schmid 1985; Schšning 1986; Skoruppa 1985; Thieves 1985; Vormweg 1985; Wesemann 1985).

 

October 1985. New York. Wrote [untitled] program notes on Atlas Eclipticalis with Winter Music.

 

October 5-10, 1985. S‹o Paulo, Brazil, 18a Bienal de S‹o Paulo, attended (October 5-6); performed Muoyce (October 8); Jocy de Oliveira performed ASLSP (first official performance) and Music for Marcel Duchamp; Carol MacDavit (soprano) and Vera Terra (piano) performed The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs; Henrique CŽsar, Vera Terra, Tato Taborda, Tim Rescala, Heitor Alimonda, and Jocy de Oliveira performed Winter Music; question period (October 10, early evening, Sala Cec’lia Meireles-Funarj, presented by R‡dio Cidade FM); interviewed by Vera Terra (Cage/Terra 1985; Campos 1985b; Campos 1985c; Emert 1986).

 

October 24, 1985. Minneapolis, Minnesota, Walker Art Center, Auditorium. With Zeitgeist performed Music for Five as vocalist twice; interviewed by Steven A. Kvaal; The Perilous Night presumably also performed (Cage/Kvaal 1985).

 

November 1985. Interviewed by Anne Gibson for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Cage/Gibson 1989).

 

November 4, 1985. New York, Carnegie Recital Hall: with Charles Wuorinen and Elliott Carter, guest composer at concert of New Music Consort; Music for Five performed (Cage 1985k).

 

November 13-December 1, 1985. New York, Henry Street Settlement, Harry De Jur Playhouse: with others provided backdrops for a production of Aaron CoplandÕs opera The Second Hurricane (libretto Edwin Denby).

 

November 16, 1985 or earlier. New York. Interviewed by Jon Healey (Healey 1985).

 

November 19-20, 1985. Winston-Salem, North Carolina, University of North Carolina, North Carolina School of the Arts: attended; discussions and informal performances with students, performed ÔCBC interview with Anne GibsonÕ with Elizabeth Nunn (November 19, afternoon, School of Music, Gray Building, Recital Hall); attended Fall Dance Concert (November 19, Agnes deMille Theatre); discussion with visual arts students (November 20, Visual Arts area); discussion-interview-performance in Performance Hour (November 20, Crawford Hall); with design and production crew rehearsed and performed ÔInter-ViewÕ (first part consisted of a re-enactment of a 1983 interview by two students [Sean Bronzell and Ann Suchonski] at Knox College as though they were interviewing him live, followed by a complete playback of the earlier interview; middle part of the playback of a tape recording of h2 WDR; third and final part of a recent taped interview by Cage with Bronzell and Suchonski) (November 20, evening, Stevens Center, Joan Hanes Theatre) (Boul 1985; Healey 1985; Trotter 1985a; Trotter 1985b).

 

November 21, 1985 (morning). Traveled to Los Angeles, California.

 

November 25, 1985. New York, Joyce Theater, A Tribute to Julian Beck. Contributed.

 

November 25, 1985. New York, Limo Theater, Artmusic Benefit. East Coast Brass Quartet (Steve Gluzband, Will Olenik, Peter Gilford, Howard Levy) performed Ôpremiere compositionÕ by Cage.

 

November 30-December 6, 1985. New York, Joyce Theater. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company performed Events; Cage presumably did not participate.

 

December 1985. New York. Composed Etcetera 2/4 Orchestras. Wrote They Come [text].

 

December 1-2, 1985. Washington, D.C., Embassy of France, Maison Franaise, Cross Currents Festival, The Vocal Music of John Cage: attended and performed A Brief Meeting of the Satie Society with Marilyn Boyd DeReggi and the DeReggi InterArt Ensemble, preceded by a lecture, ÔReflections on John CageÕ, by Jillian Anderson, and followed by a discussion.

 

December 6-8, 1985. New York, Hunter College Playhouse (695 Park Avenue at 68th Street), Jean Erdman Retrospective 1942-1985, presented by Theater of the Open Eye (Anderson, Jack 1985).

 

December 15, 1985 (early evening). Toronto, Ontario, New Music Concerts, Premiere Dance Theatre (Harbourfront), Re-Tuning. Guest composer. Presented Inter-View; Postcard from Heaven (with six harps) performed in shared program with music by James Tenney and Ben Johnston.

 

December 18, 1985. New York, New York Studio School, An Evening With John Cage and Morton Feldman: Bowery Ensemble (Barbara Held, flute; Leonard Krech, trombone; Michael Pugliese, percussion; Nils Vigeland, piano) performed Music for Four and Morton Feldman, Why Patterns?; Cage presumably in attendance.

 

December 22, 1985 or earlier. Participated in Alvin Curran, Maritime Rites (broadcast December 22).

 

December 22, 1985. New York. Interviewed by Thomas Darian Moore (Moore, T. D. 1987, 4).

 

1986. Tokyo, Watari Gallery. Exhibition.

 

1986. New York, Blum Helman Gallery. Exhibition.

 

1986. Worked at Crown Point Press. Made Eninka.

 

1986. New York. Interviewed by Peter R. Meyer for Swedish Radio (Cage/Meyer, P.R. 1992).

 

1986. Brooklyn, New York, City University of New York, Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn College, Center for Computer Music: as guest composer, [invited by Charles Dodge], completed realization of Essay, begun in 19??, with the assistance of Victor Friedberg, Frances White and Kenneth Worthy.

 

January 31, 1986. Paris, ThŽ‰tre National de lÕOpŽra. In double bill with Rudolf Noureev, Merce Cunningham and Chris Komar presented revised version of Un jour ou deux (with Marius Constant, Philippe Nahon, and Franois Boulanger conducting Etcetera); repeats March 2-12 presumably (Hilger 1986; Michel 1986; Pesson 1986).

 

February 2, 1986 (from 5 pm to 11 pm). Blanc-Mesnil, Centre Musical et ChorŽgraphique Erik Satie, Ecole Nationale de Musique du Blanc-Mesnil, Fernand Vandenbogaerde, director, Musique au Blanc-Mesnil, Concert Non-Stop John Cage, initiative Martine Joste and Philippe Piguet. Pupils of the Ecole Nationale and the Ensemble Instrumental du Centre Erik Satie; Quatuor de Percussions; Marie-Laure Weill-Reynal, voice, performed music by Cage; Cage in attendance; interviewed by S. Spekter and Sylvie (Deloche 1986; Pesson 1986; Renaissance 1986; Spekter 1986; Sylvie 1986).

 

Between February 8-15, 1986. Frankfurt am Main. Visited to prepare Europeras 1 & 2.

 

February 20-22, 1986 (evenings; February 22 matinee as well); dress rehearsals February 17-18 (evenings). New York, Columbia University, Barnard College, Minor Latham Playhouse (119th Street and Broadway), Opera Uptown, presented by the Muse of Eloquence and the Barnard College Theatre Program, also part of CageÕs Gildersleeve lectureship at Barnard College. Participated (as Ôspoken orchestraÕ) in The Bus to Stockport and Other Stories: An Operatic Event with John Cage (based on stories from Indeterminacy: New Aspect of Form in Instrumental and Electronic Music), with Michelle Bobko (soprano), Donald Andrew Howell (baritone), Karen Krueger (mezzo soprano), Joel Mitchell (baritone); Risa Evans, contralto, and Ann Sera, soprano (chorus); Eric Valinsky, prepared piano and toy piano; Michael Taddei, contrabass; Don Yallech, percussion; Robert Stanley, clarinet; Chisa Hidaka, June Omura (dancers); directed by Rhonda Rubinson, music by Eric Valinsky, Peter Schubert, Richard Einhorn, and Johann Sebastian Bach, choreography by Pat Cremins (Omura 1986; Page, T. 1986).

 

February 27, 1986. Dallas, Texas, Dallas Museum of Art, Auditorium. Gave first performance (voice) of Improvisation A + B (separated by an intermission) with BL Lacerta (Tom Green, violoncello; Kim Corbet [replacing Les Gay], trombone, low brass; David Anderson, percussion, flutes, electronics; Robert Price, clarinet, woodwinds).

 

March 1, 1986. New York, Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, Continuum is 20!, Continuum Ensemble gave first performance of Wishing Well.

 

March 2, 1986. London, DaguerreÕs Diorama, RegentÕs Park, Camden Festival. Circle, Gregory Rose, director, performed Apartment House 1776 (Williams, N. 1986).

 

March 3-4, 1986. Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Bucknell University. Residency; performed (March 3, evening, Center Gallery, The Gallery Series, An Evening with John Cage); workshop/discussion (March 4, morning, Music and Art Building, Room 201).

 

March 3, 1986. New York, Lincoln Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium, Conversations on the Dance with Merce Cunningham and Susan Sontag (1933-2004): CageÕs attendance unlikely.

 

March 5, 1986. Interviewed by Jeffrey Goldberg (Goldberg, J. 1986, passim).

 

March 11-23?, 1986. New York, City Center Theater (55th Street). Merce Cunningham Dance Company performed (performances on March 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16); CageÕs presumably did not participate.

 

April 5-13, 1986. Houston, Texas, New Music America. Attended performance of Ryoanji (Neue Musikzeitung 1986).

 

April 8, 1986. New York. Interviewed by Richard Dufallo (Cage/Dufallo 1989).

 

April 13, 1986 (late afternoon-evening). Buffalo, New York, State University of New York, Hallwalls Gallery (700 Main Street), North American New Music Festival (April 10-20), presented by Department of Music, The International Piano Tango Marathon. Yvar Mikhashoff performed selected premieres from a collection of tangos requested by him and possibly including Perpetual Tango.

 

April 15, 1986. Buffalo, New York, State University of New York, Department of Music. Jan Williams and others gave first performance of But What about the Noise (repeated April 26, 1986, Oneonta, New York, Henry Cowell Festival).

 

April 16, 1986. New York, Mannes College of Music, Mannes Concert Hall, Mannes Contemporary Music Festival (April 15-16): guest composer with Wendy Chambers; attended and introduced performances of Music for Five by the Mannes Contemporary Ensemble (soprano, cello, trombone, flute, piano) and of Third Construction by the Mannes Percussion Ensemble.

 

April 21, 1986. New York, Diane Brown Gallery (100 Greene Street), Mondays at Diane Brown, produced by S.E.M. Ensemble, supported in part by Meet the Composer. Performed Mushrooms et Variationes (two performances, at 8 pm and at 10 pm) (Holden 1986).

 

April 23, 1986. New York, Alternative Museum (17 White Street), ComposersÕ Forum. Malcolm Goldstein gave first performance of Eight Whiskus (violin) in concert with Frances-Marie Uitti (violoncello): Philip Corner, Malcolm Goldstein, Jackson Mac Low, Frances-Marie Uitti (Holland 1986; Sanders 1986).

 

April 24-27, 1986. Oneonta, New York, State University of New York, Catskill Conservatory and Hartwick College, The Musical World of Henry Cowell: Festival and Conference. Possibly participated in one or both informal discussions, ÒRemembering the Man,Ó with friends, colleagues, ex-students, and Sidney Cowell (April 24 [early evening] and April 27 [morning], Morris Conference Center Lounge).

 

April 29-May 3 (presumably), 1986. San Diego, California, University of California, Pacific Ring Festival (April 29-May 9), sponsored by the Department of Music. Attended; [THE] (Edwin Harkins and Philip Larson) gave first performance of Vis-a-Vis (Mandeville Auditorium, April 29-30, evenings); public discussion with Tōru Takemitsu about the influence of technology on art (April 30, noon, Mandeville Auditorium); Sin Cha Hong (dance), Margaret Leng Tan (piano) and Carol Plantamura (voice) performed Four Walls (May 3, late evening, Mandeville Recital Hall); interviewed by Mark Swed (April 30 or May 1) (Rose, M. 1986; Saville 1986; Swed 1986b).

 

May 5, 1986. New York. Composed Rocks.

 

May 9, 1986. Valencia, California, California Institute of the Arts (24700 McBean Parkway). Trustees of the California Institute of the Arts (Robert J. Fitzpatrick, President) conferred the degree of Doctor of the Arts honoris causa on Cage (Schulte, P. 1986; Swed 1986b; Wierzbicki 1987).

 

Presumably prior to May 14, 1986. New York. Composed Hymnkus.

 

May 1986. Cologne, WDR Studio. Prepared tapes for ÒTruckerasÓ (part of Europeras 1 & 2).

 

June 8, 1986 (afternoon). Coney Island, New York, Museum-Theater [Boardwalk at West 12 Street], Sideshows By The Seashore, John Cage Meets Sun Ra, benefit for Meltdown Records: invited by Rick Russo, performed from Part IV of Empty Words in concert with Sun Ra (Brown, Ke. 1986; Mandel 1986; New York Times 1986).

 

June 18, 1986. Paris, ThŽ‰tre du Rond-Point Renard-Barrault, Hommage ˆ Leonard Bernstein. Presumably attended.

 

June 20-22, 1986 (three performances). Singapore, Victoria Theatre, Singapore Festival of the Arts. Presumably performed with Takehisa Kosugi, Michael Pugliese, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: David Behrman, Interspecies Smalltalk to Pictures (all three nights); Takehisa Kosugi, Assemblage to Grange Eve (Kosugi, June 20); Yasunao Tone, Geography and Music to Roadrunners (June 21); Etudes Boreales to Arcade (Pugliese); David Tudor, Phonemes to Channels/Inserts (June 22) (Cunningham/Khor 1986; Vaughan 1997, 232).

 

July 8-9, 1986. Marseille, Vieille CharitŽ, Galerie aile Nord, Salle Trigance de lÕINA (Institut national de lÕaudiovisuel), Festival VidŽo & MultimŽdia: Soun-Gui Kim et ses invitŽs, organized by the Institut MŽditerranŽen de Recherche et de CrŽation (IMEREC) (June 25-July 10). Attended; dialogue with Daniel Charles; lectures by Marc Froment-Meurice and Daniel Charles (July 8); performed excerpt from Empty Words and Mirage verbal (July 9); GŽrard FrŽmy performed Sonatas and Interludes (July 9); Forum VidŽo-CrŽation-RŽcrŽation: CageÕs attendance uncertain (July 12, FNAC, Centre Bourse) (Abel 1986a; Abel 1986b; Charles 1987-1988, 222, 335, 544; Cousinou 1986; Froment-Meurice 1987-1988; Guallino 1986; Vialle 1986).

 

July 8-25, 1986. Szombathely, 20th Nemzetkšzi Bart—k Szemin‡rium = International Bart—k Seminar (July 8-25). Attended; ConductorÕs Course and various concerts devoted to his work; performed part IV of Empty Words (July 23, Bart—k Terem = Bart—k Hall); rehearsed and attended performance of Thirty Pieces for Five Orchestras (July 15, 17, 19, Bart—k BŽla Zeneiskola = Bart—k Music School; July 21, July 23, July 25 [morning, dress rehearsal; evening, gala concert], MŸvelődŽsi Žs Sporth‡z = Culture and Sport Centre); Andr‡s Wilheim lectured on Thirty Pieces for Five Orchestras (July 13, Tan‡rkŽpző Főiskola = High School); made the acquaintance of Gyšrgy Kurt‡g; interviewed by J‡nos Malina (July 24); wrote For the S.S.O (Cage/Malina 1986; Hal‡sz 1986; Sibinger 1986; Wilheim 1986a; Wilheim 1986b).

 

August 1986. New York. Interviewed by Wes Nisker (Nisker 1986).

 

August 1986. In Europe working on Europeras 1 & 2.

 

August 29-30, 1986. Basle, Stadttheater, Foyer, Christoph Merian Stiftung, CMS Fescht, Kulturmarkt (August 29-31). Rehearsed A Collection of Rocks; read from Mushrooms et Variationes (Holliger/Bachmann 1991; Ollrogge 1986).

 

Until August 31, 1986. London, Serpentine Gallery, Eye Music [group exhibition with scores by Cage]; therafter traveled to Hull, Seres Art Gallery (September 13-October 19); Huddersfield Art Gallery (October 25-November 29); Newcastle, Hatton Art Gallery (January 17-February 21, 1987) (Berkel and Bos 1986).

 

August 31, 1986 (morning-afternoon). Cologne, Kšlnischer Kunstverein und Kunsthalle (Josef-Haubrich-Hof 1), Neue Tšne – Alte HŸte? Avantgarde der Sechziger. Performed 4'33" (new version without instruments, morning, Kšlnischer Kunstverein) in program of music and performances in conjunction with opening of exhibition, ÒDie 60er Jahre – Kšlns Weg zur Kunstmetropole – Vom Happening zum KunstmarktÓ (August 31-November 16) (catalog Herzogenrath and Lueg 1986).

 

September 16, 1986. Stuttgart, WŸrttembergischer Kunstverein, Hans-Arp-Retrospektive. Les Percussions de Strasbourg performed But What about the NoiseÉ (Forum fŸr Zeitgenšssische Musik 1986).

 

September 17, 1986. New York, The Bessies, Third Annual New York Dance and Performance Awards, presented to Cage and Cunningham; Carolyn Brown read a tribute.

 

October 1986. New York. Composed Haikai (1986); wrote What You SayÉ [text].

 

October 1986 (evening). Boston, Massachusetts, Institute of Contemporary Art (955 Boylston Street). Presented with the first Nathaniel Saltonstall Award; wrote poem for the occasion.

 

October 6, 1986. New York, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Opera House, Next Wave Festival (October 7-December 30), Opening Night Gala, Philip Glass and Rob Malasch, The Photographer/Far from the Truth; member of the post-performance Dinner Committee.

 

October 7-12, 1986 (evenings; October 12 matinee). New York, Brooklyn Academy of Music (30 Lafayette Avenue), Opera House, Next Wave Festival (October 7-December 30). Performed with Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Mel Mercier (bodhran), Peadar Mercier (bodhran), Liam OÕFloinn (uilleann pipes), Seamus Tansey (flute), and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Inlets to Inlets 2 (Cage, Mel Mercier, Peadar Mercier, water-filled conch shells) and Roaratorio to Roaratorio (Coe 1986; Copeland 1986; Daly 1986; Gerber 1987; Johnston, J. 1987a; Kostelanetz 1986a; Kriegsman, A. M. 1986; Maskey 1987; Rockwell 1986c; Rogoff 1986; Sandow 1986; Stuart 1986; Swed 1986a; Tobias 1986; Vaughan 1986a).

 

October 15, 1986. Waterloo, Ontario, Wilfried Laurier University. Performed Writings through the Essay: On the Duty of Civil Disobedience (possibly first reading).

 

October 16-18, 1986. Bowling Green, Ohio, Bowling Green State University, College of Musical Arts, Moore Musical Arts Center, 7th Annual New Music Festival. Featured Guest (with Pat Oleszko); performed Mushrooms et Variationes with But What About the Noise of Crumpling Paper, performed by the Percussion Group/Cincinnati (Allen Otte, James Culley, Jack Brennan); the latter also performed Music for _ [Music for Three] ; question period (October 17, evening, Moore Musical Arts Center, Kobacker Hall); panel with Pat Oleszko, moderated by Robert Croan (music critic, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) (October 18, afternoon, Toledo, Ohio, Toledo Museum of Art, Little Theatre); participated in panel, ÒRadio and the Living ComposerÓ with William Engleke, Frank Hoffman, and Helen Thorington, moderated by Mark Yacovone (date unknown); Burton Beerman, John Sampen, and Marilyn Shrude performed Variations II (October 18, afternoon, Toledo, Ohio, Toledo Museum of Art, Great Gallery); Bowling Green Philharmonia, Robert Spano, Bridget Michaele Reischel, Blake Walter, and Mark Pretzel conductors, performed Dance/4 Orchestras (October 18, evening, Moore Musical Arts Center, Kobacker Hall) (Cook, S.C. 1987; Nelson, B. 1986; Richardson, G. 1986).

 

October 25, 1986. Venice, Biennale. [Electronic?] music by Cage performed; Cage presumably not in attendance.

 

November 8, 1986. Munich, Gasteig, Black Box, Klang-Aktionen Õ86. Marianne Schroeder performed ASLSP; Gabrielle Emde performed Postcard from Heaven; Jim Fulkerson and Robyn Schulkowsky performed Ryoanji; Schroeder and Schulkowsky performed Music for Two; David Tudor performed Tudor, Line and Cluster; Cage not in attendance.

 

November 16, 1986. Strassburg, Palais de la Musique et des Congrs, Salle Erasme, Centenaire de Jean Arp, Hommage ˆ Arp. Les Percussions de Strasbourg gave first official performance of But What about the NoiseÉ in program with She Is Asleep (Quartet), First Construction (in Metal); piano music by Virgil Thomson performed by AndrŽe Plaine; poetry by Jean Arp recited by Michael Lonsdale; music by Gerald Busby performed by Les Percussions with Franoise Kubler (soprano), Jean-Philippe Marlire (baritone), Olivier Dejours (conductor) (Dernires Nouvelles dÕAlsace 1986; M. M. 1986).

 

November 30, 1986. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Painted Bride Art Center. Percussion Group of Cincinnati performed music by Cage.

 

December 2, 1986-January 3, 1987. New York, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (132 Greene Street), Elders of the Tribe, travelling exhibition (with others), R2-2 from Where R = Ryoanji (echtings) on exhibit; hereafter, the exhibition went to Albany, State University of New York, University Art Gallery (February 3-March 1, 1987); East Hanover, New Jersey, Nabisco Brands Gallery (March 7-April 7, 1987); Davenport, Iowa, Davenport Art Gallery (April 19-May 31, 1987); Long Beach, California, FHP Hippodrome Art Gallery (June 10-July 8, 1987); Reno, Nevada (Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, July 17-August 16, 1987); Pensacola, Florida, Pensacola Museum of Art (September 1-November 1, 1987); DeLand, Florida, DeLand Museum of Art (November 7-December 6, 1987); Murray, Kentucky, Murray State University, Price Doyle Fine Arts Center, Clara M. Eagle Gallery (December 18, 1987-January 25, 1987); Moscow, Idaho, University of Idaho, Prichard Gallery (February 12-March 12, 1987); Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State University, University Gallery of Fine Art (March 28-April 24, 1988); Atlanta, Georgia, High Museum of Art (May 1-June 5, 1988); Amarillo, Texas, Amarillo Art Center (June 15-July 31, 1988); Williamsburg, Virginia, College of William and Mary, Joseph and Margaret Muscarelle Museum of Art (August 27-October 16, 1988); Washington, D.C., National Council on the Ageing, NCOA Gallery Patina (October 25-November 30, 1988).

 

Prior to December 5, 1986. Wrote Tokyo Lecture (Text).

 

December 5-8, 1986. Tokyo, Suntory Hall, Suntory International Program for Music Composition. Attended, read Tokyo Lecture and Three Mesostics (December 5); City Harmonic Tokyo; Hiroyuki Iwaki, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Toshiro Mayuzumi, Joji Yuasa, conductors, gave first performance of Etcetera 2/4 Orchestras (December 8) (Cage 1988c, 6n).

 

December 13, 1986. Back in New York.

 

1987. Conceived WagnerÕs Ring.

 

1987. Conceived Stoperas 1 & 2.

 

1987 or earlier. Interviewed by Karen LeFrak (LeFrak 1995).

 

Circa 1987. Detroit. Read Sculpture musicale [text].

 

1987. New York. Recorded Sculpture musicale for Dog W/A Bone DWAB01; Edition Block EB 202 (reecordings).

 

Early 1987. Composed Voiceless Essay.

 

Early 1987. New York, University of New York, Brooklyn College, Center for Computer Music. In collaboration with Charles Dodge, Victor Friedberg, Frances White, Kenneth Worthy, Paul Zinmann realized Voiceless Essay.

 

1987. San Francisco, California, Crown Point Press: made Where There is Where There.

 

1987. New York. Interviewed by Barbara Isenberg (Cage/Isenberg 1993).

 

January 8, 1987. San Francisco, California, Exploratorium (3601 Lyon Street), McBean Theater, Speaking of Music, ÒMy Opera Europera.Ó Interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian on Europeras 1 & 2, Voiceless Essay, and Etcetera 2/4 Orchestras.

 

January 13, 1987, late afternoon. San Francisco, California, Crown Point Press (871 Folsom Street). With Robert Hudson attended vernissage of exhibition, John Cage: Recent Etchings and Monotypes; Robert Hudson, New Releases (January 13-March 14).

 

January 15-18, 1987. DŸsseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Grosse Austellungshalle, Konzert-Performance-Ritual. Five concerts, including recital by Marianne Schroeder with music by Cage and Erik Satie (January 17).

 

January 18, 1987. New York. Interviewed by Thomas Darian Moore (Moore, T. D. 1987, 76).

 

January 27, 1987. New York. Interviewed by Nicholas Zurbrugg (Cage/Zurbrugg 1987).

 

February 7, 1987. Essen, Evangelische Kirche Essen-Rellinghausen (Oberstra§e): attended concert by Gerd Zacher: ASLSP, Variations I, from Some of The Harmony of Maine; Gerd Zacher, Hommecage ˆ John Age, 75 EVENT(ualitie)S (K-g. 1987; U. Sch. 1987; Stenger 1987).

 

February 10, 1987. New York, Grace Church (802 Broadway at 10th Street). Brian Schober in organ recital performed ASLSP in organ version, as well as music by Olivier Messiaen, William Albright, Jehan Alain and Brian Schober.

 

February 11, 1987. Cologne, Stadtgarten. Attended concert by Malcolm Goldstein.

 

February 14-15, 1987. Cologne, Staatliche Hochschule fŸr Musik, Nachtcagetag (24-hour radio event): attended and performed James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: Ein Alphabet; First Meeting of the Satie Society; read text; Malcolm Goldstein performed Eight Whiskus (violin); performances of Thirty Pieces for Five Orchestras and Music of Changes (Herbert Henck) (February 15, Kirche Sankt Maria im Capitol) (ARD Magazin 1987; Baucke 1987; Bosma 1987; Emmerik, P. van 1987c; E-s 1987; Express 1987a; Express 1987b; Gersmann 1987; Glauber 1987; Gronemeyer 1987b; Gronemeyer 1987f; Herbort 1987b; Hšrzu 1987; Jeitschko 1987; Johnson, Tom 1987-1988; Js 1987; Kipphoff 1987; Leukert 1987a; LŸdenbach 1987; Mattner 1987a; Mattner 1987b; MŸller; J. 1987; N.Sf. 1987; OehlschlŠgel 1987a; Ruhr-Nachrichten 1987; Schmid 1987; Schšning and Becker-Carsten 1987a; Schšning and Becker-Carsten 1987b; Schreiber, W. 1987b; Schreiber, W. 1987c; Siepmann 1987; Skoruppa 1987; Spangemacher 1987; T.B. 1987; U.Sch. 1987; WDR Print 1987; Wittersheim 1987a; Wittersheim 1987b; Wittersheim 1987d).

 

February 25, 1987. New York, Manhattan School of Music (122nd Street and Broadway), John C. Borden Auditorium, Tribute to Paul Price. Special guest in concert by the Manhattan Percussion Ensemble, Claire Heldrich, director, including Double Music in progranm shared with music by Richard Trythall, Lou Harrison, Lukas Foss, and Frank Zappa.

 

March 3-15, 1987. New York, City Center Theater (55th Street). Merce Cunningham Dance Company performances; Cage presumably did not participate.

 

March 4-9, 1987. Visited Los Angeles, California and Valencia, California. Attended CalArts Twentieth Century Players performing Sixteen Dances and Pierre BoulezÕs Domaines (March 5, Los Angeles, Japan America Theatre, 11th Annual CalArts Contemporary Music Festival, as part of New Music Los Angeles 1987); attended booksigning session for Sumner, Burch, Sumner 1986 (March 7, 1987 [afternoon], Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions Bookstore, 1804 Industrial Street); vernissage of exhibition of CageÕs music manuscripts and etchings (March 7, California Institute of the Arts); publicly interviewed by Frans van Rossum (March 8, CalArtsok Auditorium, Valencia, California, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles New Music Festival); afterwards attended concert by the California E.A.R. Unit, devoted to his works, including Credo in Us, Etcetera, Theatre Piece (March 8, Modular Theatre); performed text to benefit the work of Nicolas Slonimsky; coached an ad hoc ten-minute radio ÒmusicircusÓ for records; interviewed by Donna Perlmutter; presumably around this date interviewed by Ton van der Lee and filmed by Frank Scheffer (Cage/Lee 1988; Perlmutter 1987; Slonimsky 1988, between pp. 120-121; Wierzbicki 1987).

 

March 5-8, 1987. New York, City Center (55th Street), Merce Cunningham Dance Studios (Westbeth), New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (2nd Avenue at 6th Street), State University of New York, Fashion Institute of Technology (27th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues), presented by the State University of New York, Merce Cunningham and the New Dance: The Modernist Impulse in Dance, Festival with Symposia; Cage not in attendance.

 

March 10-31, 1987. Presumably in Frankfurt for preparation of Europeras 1 & 2.

 

April 1987. New York. Composed Two.

 

April 2-3, 1987. New York Studio School Studio (8 West 8th Street), ComposersÕ Forum. Bowery Ensemble, Nils Vigeland, director, performed music by Earle Brown, Cage, Morton Feldman, and Christian Wolff; CageÕs attendance uncertain (Gann 1987b).

 

April 4, 1987. New York, City University of New York, Lehman Center (Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx). Merce Cunningham Dance Company performed Event, on the occasion of exhibition, Merce Cunningham and His Collaborators; benefit reception afterwards; CageÕs participation uncertain (March 19-April 26, Lehman College Art Gallery).

 

April 4, 1987. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mandell Theater. Rel‰che performed unidentified composition by Cage.

 

April 5, 1987 [one source gives April 8]. Ann Arbor, Michigan, Michigan Theatre (603 East Liberty), Orchestra Hall, Twice: Festivals of Contemporary Music, Festival II, presented by Sinewave Studios (Gerald Pape and Kurt Carpenter). Attended and performed as guest composer; read Mirage verbal; Michael Pugliese, guest percussionist, and Mark Eeles, guest violoncellist, gave first performance [according to program] of Etudes Boreales [version for piano and violoncello]; Robert Conway performed from Etudes Australes; Ann Arbor Chamber Orchestra with Michael Pugliese (percussion), Robert Conway (piano) and Janet Pape (soprano) performed Music for _, presented as Music for Ten, and Concert for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra (Robert Conway, piano; Carl Daehler, conductor), in shared program with music by Sharon Hershey, Gerard Pape, and Kurt Carpenter.

 

April 5, 1987. Toronto, Ontario, Premiere Dance Theatre. Evergreen Club Gamelan Ensemble (as of 1985: Jon Siddall, Mike Bakan, Bill Brennan, Miguel Frasconi, Gordon Monahan, Robert Stevenson, Andrew Timar, Hedy Wong; circa 1987 presumably: Bill Brennan, Mark Duggan, Paul Houle, Blair Mackay, Andy Morris, Paul Ormandy, Bill Parsons, Andrew Timar) gave first performance of Haikai (1986) in shared program with music by Henry Kucharzyk, Jon Siddall, James Tenney, and Andrew Timar; CageÕs attendance uncertain.

 

April 23, 1987. Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, Bard College. Attended concert with his music by Bard students, organized by Benjamin Boretz: Winter Music (Chapel) and Variations IV (Bard Hall); reception afterwards (Annandale House) (Boretz 1993).

 

April 24-26, 1987. Buffalo, New York, State University of New York, Department of Music, North American New Music Festival (April 21-30), A Day With John Cage: A Celebration in Honor of the ComposerÕs Seventy-Fifth Birtday Year (April 25). Performed and attended; Janos NŽgyesy performed Freeman Etudes [I-XVI] (afternoon, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, 560 Franklin); Yvar Mikhashoff (piano) and Jan Williams (percussion) performed Music for _ (presented as Music for Two, two performances); Cage performed Songs for C. W. and Scenario for M. F. (late afternoon, Hallwalls, 700 Main Street); UB Percussion Ensemble, Jan Williams, director; East Buffalo Media Association, Donald Metz, director; Stephen Bradley, electronic realizations co-ordinator, performed Imaginary Landscape No. 1; Imaginary Landscape No. 2; Imaginary Landscape No. 3; Imaginary Landscape No. 4; Imaginary Landscape No. 5; NŽgyesy, Mikhashoff, Williams, Nils Vigeland (piano), Kirk Brundage, Robert Schulz, and Timothy Moon (percussion) performed Music for _, presented as Music for Seven (evening, Slee Concert Hall, SUNY at Buffalo, North Campus).

 

April 27-28, 1987. In New York.

 

April 29-May 7. Kassel and Turin.

 

May 1987. New York. Interviewed by Peter Wicke (Cage/Wicke 1988).

 

May 1987. Strassburg. Attended (presumably).

 

May 1987. Padua. Performed Muoyce (presumably).

 

May 1987. Turin. Wrote Stanzas for T. T.

 

May 5-6, 1987. Turin, Chiesa di San Filippo, Giornate della Nuova Musica 1987, ÒIl Suono e lo SpazioÓ (May 6-12), organized by the RAI Radio Televisione Italiana. Attended performance of Thirty Pieces for Five Orchestras by the Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI conducted by Luciano Berio, Mark Foster, Vittorio Parisi, David Robertson (replacing Stephen Harrap), and Arturo Tamayo in shared program with music by Charles Ives and Luciano Berio (May 6); press conference with Berio in the Circolo della Stampa, chaired by Claudio Ambrosini (May 5, late afternoon); interviewed with Berio by Alberto Sinigaglia (prior to May 5) (Cage and Berio/Sinigaglia 1987).

 

May 8, 1987. Fort Myers, Florida, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall (8099 College Parkway), lobby. Vernissage of exhibition of avant-garde theatre dance notes/ scores, performance visuals by Brown, Cage, Hay, Jonas, Kluver, Paxton, Petronio, Rainer, Cunningham (curator: Robert Rauschenberg).

 

May 19, 1987. New York, Paula Cooper Gallery (155 Wooster Street), Music by John Cage and Marcel Duchamp. S.E.M. Ensemble, Petr Kotik, director; Cage performed Sculpture musicale [text].

 

Mid-May 1987. Kassel, Karlskirche: made statement (films).

 

May 21, 1987. Kassel, Karlskirche, documenta 8. Prepared Stratified Essay.

 

June 1987. New York. Composed Organ2/ASLSP.

 

June 3, 1987. New York (evening). Grand Tour of Grand Central Terminal followed by Supper at the Oyster Bar with special guest Merce Cunningham to benefit Grand Central Dances, presented by Dancing in the Streets.

 

June 5, 1987, morning. New York, John Dewey High School (50 Avenue X, Brooklyn), Room A-1, New Music at John Dewey High School. A Session with John Cage. Attended. John Dewey High School Wind Ensemble, with S.E.M. Ensemble guest musicians and Dora Ohrenstein, voice, simultaneously performed Aria; Solos from Concert for Piano and Orchestra; Atlas Eclipticalis.

 

June 12-September 20, 1987 (daily 10 am-8 pm). Kassel, Karlskirche, documenta 8: first installation of Stratified Essay (Gembris 1988; Goedl, Frohne, and Lemanczyk 1987; Kipphoff 1987; Metken 1987; Meyer, B. 1987a; Meyer, B. 1987b; Meyer, B. 1987c; MŸllmann 1987d; Schšning 1987b; Wilson, P.N. 1987).

 

June 26, 1987. Nottingham, Music Studio, New Music at Nottingham (June 22-26). Jane McDouall (soprano) and Frank Denyer performed Ryoanji; James Fulkerson with the University of Nottingham John Cage Seminar Ensemble performed Song Books; Madelaine Bird (flute), Frank Denyer (piano), Tristan Honsinger (violoncello) and James Fulkerson (trombone) performed Music for Four.

 

July 1987. New York. Wrote For n. [text].

 

July 18, 1987. BBC 2. First broadcast of Merce CunninghamÕs Points in Space with CageÕs Voiceless Essay (Crisp, C. 1987; Dougill 1987; Walker, K. S. 1987).

 

July 17-20, 1987. London, Royal Albert Hall, BBC Promenade Concerts (Proms 87). Rehearsed (July 18-19) and performed (July 19, evening) with Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Mel Mercier (bodhran), Peadar Mercier (bodhran), Liam OÕFloinn (uilleann pipes), Seamus Tansey (flute), and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Roaratorio to Roaratorio in shared program with music by Igor Stravinsky; broadcast live at BBC Radio 3; Cage stayed with David Sylvester; back to New York (July 20) (Allenby 1987; Crisp, C. 1987; Dougill 1987; Driver 1987; Harris, D. 1987; Jordan 1987; Kenyon 1987; Macaulay 1987; Northcott 1987; Parry 1987; Percival 1987; Times 1987).

 

July 21-August 1, 1987. London, SadlerÕs Wells Theatre (Rosebery Avenue). Merce Cunningham and Dance Company performed four programs: (1) Voiceless Essay to Points in Space (stage version); David Behrman, Interspecies Smalltalk to Pictures and Grange Eve (Kosugi) (July 21-23); (2) Duets (Cage), Shards (Tudor), Short Waves 1985 to Fabrications (Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta) (July 24-25, 27); (3); Signals, Tudor, Phonemes to Channels-Inserts (Tudor), Grange Eve (Kosugi) (July 28-29); (4) Michael Pugliese performed Etudes Boreales to Arcade (Cage), Quartet (Tudor), Pictures (Behrman) (July 30-31, August 1); Cage did not participate (Cruikshank 1987; Dougill 1987; Mackrell 1987; Potter, K. 1987; Walker, K. S. 1987).

 

July 27, 1987. New York, Columbia University, Ferris Booth Hall, WKCR studios. Assisted by students prepared ÒTruckeraÓ tapes for Europeras 1 & 2 during live broadcast as part of a fourteen-hour John Cage Festival hosted by Brooke Wentz (Henahan 1987; Raimi 1987).

 

September 5-12, 1987. Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles Festival (September 3-27), John Cage Celebration. Attended (traveled to Los Angeles September 4, stayed at Embassy Hotel & Theater); Musicircus, produced by Larry Stein and performed by CalArts Gadon with Ed Dorsey, Greg Alan McCourt, & Donmee Choi, Woodyard/Waldren Duo, Primary Colors ChildrenÕs Dance directed by Colleen Phalen, Kinnara Taiko Drummers, Penthouse Players, Ltd. with Mr. Gilmer & Mr. Milo, Singer/Guitarist Michael Holt, Robinwood Flute Trio directed by Ginny Atherton, Blind Joe Hill One Man Band, Blob & Snakepit Synthesizers & Saxophone, Electronics by Bernardo Feldman, Spindrifters directed by Kathy Brocklehurst, Jazz Winds directed by Mr. Woodyard, Trio Expressive directed by Teresa Grenot, Kubist Tier Jazz directed by Daryl Tewes, Creative Percussion with Terrance Laine, Electronics & Synthesizer by Scott Fraser, Sampling Keys & Tape by Charlie Buel, Lapidary with Harry Gilbert & Ken Rosser, North Indian Sarod by Fred Siciliano, Cambridge Singers directed by Alex Ruggieri, Singer/Pianist DaShiek Woodard, The Harmonica Virgins directed by Sharon Schroeder, Hans E. Hansen Classical Pianist, Crossroads Arts Academy Players directed by Rabia Jibri, Matt Easton Radio & Tapes, Sweet Blues directed by Linda Huertas and Jonnette Newton, Marimbist Curtis Kelly, Jr., Inflatable Art Wall with Michael Marks, Jerry Danielson & Steve Small, Mime Jules Ross, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Music Students directed by John Waddell (September 5, afternoon, Fletcher Bowron Square [310 North Main Street], Triforium Plaza, Embassy Theatre [851 South Grand Avenue]); performed (September 5); Takehisa Kosugi performed Kosugi, 75 Letters and Improvisations; Michael Pugliese performed from Etudes Boreales; simultaneous performance of 0'00" (Kosugi), 45' for a Speaker (Pugliese), and first performance of Haiku given by David Tudor (on Ôelectronic webÕ); Cage in attendance (September 6, afternoon, Japan America Theatre [244 South San Pedro Street], ÒCage and Colleagues IÓ); performed (vocalized from Empty Words, Part IV) with Takehisa Kosugi, Michael Pugliese, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Event (September 6, evening, Japan America Theater, ÒCage and Colleagues IIÓ); concert ÔCage: The Next GenerationÕ, CalArts 20th Century Players, Stephen Mosko, conductor, Quartets I-VIII, Atlas Eclipticalis with Winter Music (Bryan Pezzone, piano) and Solo for Voice 45 from Song Books (La Barbara), Music for Eight; Joan LaBarbara, Eight Whiskus (voice), Solo for Voice 67 from Song Books (with Larry Stein, electronic drum); Malcolm Goldstein, Eight Whiskus (violin) (September 7, evening, Japan America Theater); ÒAn Evening of Words About, For, and By John CageÓ: read Other People Think and What You SayÉ (first performance), spoke in commemoration of Morton Feldman and read Scenario for M. F.; M. C. Richards read; Herbert Henck performed Music of Changes; Grete Sultan performed from Etudes Australes (four) (September 9, Los Angeles Theatre Center [514 South Spring Street], Tom Bradley Theatre); at concert ÔPercussion: That Unexpected TouchÕ by Nexus and Repercussion Unit, performed Child of Tree, and, with William Cahn and Larry Stein, Inlets; also Third Construction, Trio, Double Music, Music for _, presented as Music for Two, She Is Asleep, and But What about the Noise (September 11, Tom Bradley Theatre); at concert ÔSound CollageÕ given by Joan LaBarbara, Nexus, Repercusion Unit, and CalArts 20th Century Players, performed part IV of Empty Words, as part of Musicircus, and conducted performance of the booklet Twenty-one Pages for John Cage on the occasion of his 75th birthday (September 12, Embassy Theatre); exhibition ÔJohn Cage: Changing ArtÕ (Los Angeles Theater Center, through September 12); interviewed previously by Mary Campbell, Lewis Macadams, and Mark Swed; Merce Cunningham previously interviewed by R. M. Campbell 1987; departed September 13 (Bernheimer 1987; Buendler 1987; Cage/Macadams 1987; Campbell, Mary 1987; Campbell, R. M. 1987; Cariaga 1987; Chute 1987a; Chute 1987b; Chute 1987c; Chute 1987d; Colker 1987; Dierks 1987; Ginell 1987a; Ginell 1987b; Henken 1987a; Henken 1987b; Henken 1987c; Leader 1987; Muchnic and Cariaga 1987; Shere 1987b; Shulgold 1987a; Shulgold 1987b; Spiegel 1987; Stein, L. 1987; Stone, C. 1987; Swed 1987a; Swed 1987b; Swed 1987c; Swed 1987d; Swed 1987e; Swed 1987f; Swed 1987g; Ulrich, A. 1987).

 

September 14, 1987. New York, Printed Matter (7 Lispenard Street). Burning BooksÕ Signing Party.

 

September 16 (travel to Frankfurt)-December 1987. Frankfurt am Main. Began production of first performance of Europeras 1 & 2 (Anonymous 1987KULTUR).

 

September 16-20, 1987. Antwerpen, De Singel (Desguinlei). Merce Cunningham and Dance Company performed Duets, Channels/Inserts, Fabrications (September 16-17); Points in Space, Pictures, Grange Eve (September 18 and 20 [matinee]); Event (September 19); Cage did not participate (De Roeck 1987; Korteweg 1987).

 

September 28, 1987. Storrs, Connecticut, University of Connecticut, School of Fine Arts, Music Department, Von der Mehden Recital Hall, Music at UConn. Robert Black gave preview performance of c C/omposed Improvisation, in program shared with music by Jon Deak, Lawrence Dillon, Hans Werner Henze, James Sellars, and Iannis Xenakis.

 

October 2, 1987. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Port of History Museum, Ninth Annual New Music America Festival. Opening concert featured music by Cage (Ear 1987).

 

October 2-3, 1987. St. JohnÕs, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Cage 75th birthday celebration with student concerts of his music; Cage not in attendance (Behrens 1987).

 

October 11, 1987. Munich, Symposium, Nehmen Sie an, es gŠbe keine Fragen – was wŠre die Antwort?/Suppose, there were no questions – waht would the answer be? (October 10-11), round-table discussion, Getrude Stein – Wirkungen (Musik, Literatur, bildende KŸnste. Presumably performed and participated with Ernst Jandl, Sylvia Lichtenberg, Hans Otte, Ginka Steinwax, Klaus Reichert, moderated by Peter Krumme (it is unclear whether this event actually took place).

 

October 6, 1987. California, Pennsylvania, California University of Pennsylvania, Reed Arts Center, Reed Arts Center Recital Series. Robert Black gave world premiere of c C/omposed Improvisation, in program shared with music by Robert Black, James Sellars, Stuart Smith, Reynold Weidenaar, Christian Wolff, and Iannis Xenakis.

 

October 9-10, 1987. New York, Grand Central Terminal, Main Concourse, ÔGrand Central DancesÕ, presented by Dancing in the Streets. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company and Lucinda Childs Dance Company performed; CageÕs participation or attendance uncertain.

 

October 23, 1987. Cologne, Philharmonie, Weltmusiktage. Attended concert by the Kšlner Rundfunkchor and the Kšlner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester, Hans Zender conducting with compositions by Giacinto Scelsi: Pfhat, Hurqualia, Hymnos, Uaxuctum (Wittersheim 1987c).

 

October 25, 1987. Frankfurt am Main: wrote statements and answers to questions posed by Heinz-Klaus Metzger and Rainer Riehn (Cage/Metzger, H.-K. and Riehn 1987).

 

Prior to November 1987. New York. Interviewed by Kees Polling (Cage/Polling 1987).

 

November 1, 1987 (matinee). Frankfurt am Main, StŠdtische BŸhnen, Schauspielhaus (Untermainanlage 11), IGNM Weltmusiktage 1987 = ISCM World Music Days 1987 (October 23-November 1). Performed What You SayÉ (recording: Mode 84-85); Eberhard Blum (flute), Catherine Milliken (oboe), Michael Riessler (clarinet), Jim Fulkerson (trombone), Michiko Hirayama (voice), Robert Regšs and Marianne Schroeder (pianos), Stefan Froleyks, Isao Nakamura, Robyn Schulkowsky, and Ulrik Spies (percussion), Peter Rundel (violin), Frances-Marie Uitti (violoncello) performed Music for _, presented as Music for Thirteen (twice) (Anonymous 1987k[ERROR***]; Bouliane 1988; Briner 1987b; Chłopecki 1988; Emmerik, P. van 1987a; Gie§ener Anzeiger 1987a; Gie§ener Anzeiger 1987b; Gn 1987; Knessl 1988; Musikhandel 1987; OehlschlŠgel 1987c; Papaioannou 1988; StŠbler 1994).

 

November 8, 1987, morning. Frankfurt am Main. With Gary Bertini and Heinz-Klaus Metzger gave press conference on Europeras 1 & 2 (Nicol 1987).

 

November 10, 1987. Performance of c C/omposed Improvisation.

 

November 12, 1987 (early morning). Frankfurt am Main, StŠdtische BŸhnen, Oper Frankfurt destroyed by a fire, necessitated transferring the production to another hall, thus delaying first performances of Europeras 1 & 2 (originally planned for November 15, 20, 23, 30, December 3, January 4, 8, 11, April 10, 14, and May 19, 1988), until December 12 (Anonymous 1988OPER; Frankfurter Allgemeine 1987a; Frankfurter Allgemeine 1987b; Frankfurter Allgemeine 1987c; Frankfurter Allgemeine 1987d; Frankfurter Neue Presse 1987; Frankfurter Rundschau 1987; Freund 1987; Herbort 1987a; Hoffmann, H./Zwillinger 1987; Jungheinrich 1987b; Jungheinrich 1988b; Kšlner Stadt-Anzeiger 1987; NŸrnberger Nachrichten 1987; Reinke-Nobbe 1987; Rei§inger 1987a; Scheele 1987).

 

November 17, 1987. Munich, Kulturzentrum am Gasteig, Carl-Orff-Saal. Performed What You SayÉ in shared program with David Tudor, performing ÒSolo for PianoÓ from Concert for Piano and Orchestra and Tudor, Web for John Cage II; music by Josef Anton Riedl and others; question period; interviewed by Peter Michael Hamel (Cage/Hamel 1988; H.L. 1987; Rei§inger 1987b; Schulz 1988).

 

November 21-22, 1987. Metz, Seizimes Rencontres internationales de musique contemporaine, organized by Centre europŽen pour la recherche musicale (November 19-22), attended (traveled to Metz November 21, morning); first performance of Organ2/ASLSP, by Gerd Zacher in shared program with music by Juan Allende Blin and Griffith Rose (November 21, evening, Temple Neuf); public conversation with Claude Lefebvre (November 22, morning, Buffet de la Gare, Salon Charlemagne); Cheap Imitation, Ensemble of the Musikhochschule Kšln, Markus Stenz, director, in program with music by Volker Staub (November 22, afternoon, ThŽatre Municipal); back to Frankfurt November 22, evening (Bitz 1987; Dšpke 1987; Emmerik, P. van 1987d; Est RŽpublicain 1987; Frisius 1987; Frisius 1988; Hamel, S. 1987; J. V. 1987; Jungheinrich 1987c; Jungheinrich 1988a; Kański 1988; Koch, G.R. 1987b; Koch, G.R. 2001; Lonchampt 1987; Mal. 1987; Massin 1987; Masson 1987a; Masson 1987b; Masson 1987c; Masson 1987d; Opitz 1988; R. B. 1987; Tellart 1987).

 

November 22, 1987 (afternoon). New York, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carey Playhouse, Next Wave Festival, Happy Birthday Meredith, orgazined by the House Foundation for the Arts. Performance by Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble followed by birthday party for Monk; Cage, although not in attendance, was member of the 1987 Honorary Committee and with others provided recipes for Òspecial desserts.Ó

 

November 27-29, 1987. Weingarten, PŠdagogische Hochschule Weingarten, Tage fŸr Neue Musik Weingarten/Ravensburg, organized with Gesellschaft fŸr Neue Musik Oberschwaben. Attended; Heinz-Klaus Metzger, ÒReflexionen Ÿber Alles und NichtsÓ (November 27, afternoon, Aula); Maria Luisa Lopez-Vito performed Sonatas and Interludes (November 27, evening, Festsaal); workshop by Metzger on preparation (November 28, morning, Aula); dicussion with Metzger about Europeras 1 & 2 (November 28, afternoon, Aula); Ensemble Musica Negativa; Marianne Schroeder (piano); Rainer Riehn (conductor and director) performed Credo in Us; Variations I; Living Room Music; Music for _, and Concert for Piano and Orchestra (November 28, evening, Kloster Wei§enau, PLK, Festsaal); Variations VIII performed and concluding debate (November 29, morning, Aula); performed from Empty Words (Audienzsaal, apparently unplanned) (Buhles 1988; Mindener Tageblatt 1987; SchwarzwŠlder Bote 1987; Zuber 1988).

 

December 1987. Composed One.

 

December 3, 1987 or earlier. Frankfurt am Main, StŠdel, Nazarenersaal. Eberhard Blum, flutes, Nils Vigeland, piano and celesta, and Jan Williams, percussion, performed Morton Feldman, For Philip Guston; Cage in attendance; spoke in commemoration of Feldman (Heller 1987).

 

December 12, 17, 30, 1987 [and January 11, 1988?; earlier planning foresaw eleven performances]. Frankfurt am Main, StŠdtische BŸhnen, Schauspielhaus: directed first performances of Europeras 1 & 2, given by Harolyn Blackwell, soprano lirico coloratura; Michal Shamir, soprano lirico; Eliane Coelho, soprano lirico spinto; June Card, soprano dramatico; Marianne R¿rholm, mezzosoprano coloratura; Anny Schlemm, mezzosoprano dramatico; Willy MŸller, tenore character or buffo; Seppo Ruohonen, tenore lirico spinto; Rodney Gilfry, basso dramatico; Heinz Hagenau, basso profondo; Kathy Gamberoni, soprano coloratura; Ilse Gramatzki, mezzosoprano lirico; Margit Neubauer, contralto; Valentin Jar, tenore lirico; Thomas Booth, tenore dramatico; William Workman, basso lirico; Michael GlŸcksmann, basso-baritono; Tom Fox, basso lirico; Vladimir De Kanel, basso buffo; Peter Bavoni, Wendi Beckwitt, Carlos Iturrioz, David Kern, Marie-Luise Kersten, Irene Klein, Bodo Laube, Andris Plucis, Klaus Senn, Thomas Stache, Peter Vesco, Rosemary Williams, assistants; soloists of the Frankfurter Opernhaus- und Museumsorchester; Gary Bertini, musical director; Cage in attendance at the premiere performance; presumably not at later performances. During the preparations Cage repeatedly expressed his dissatisfaction with the project (Akt 1987-1988; Bauer, E. E. 1987; Bumann 1987; Diederichs 1988; Durner 1988; Emmerik, P. van 1987b; Geitel 1987; Glossner 1987; Gmi 1987; Gronemeyer 1987d; Gronemeyer 1987e; Gronemeyer 1987g; Henahan 1987; Herbort 1987c; Hmn 1987; Huber, A. 1987; Jšckle 1987; Jungheinrich 1987a; Jungheinrich 1987d; Jungheinrich 1988b; Kaiser, J. 1987; Kirchberg 1987a; Koch, G.R. 1987a; Koegler 1987; Lewinski 1987; Lewinski 1988; Lg. 1987; Linde 1987; Lšhlein 1987; Ludwig 1988; Metzger, H.-K. and Riehn/Feuchtner 1987; MŸller, F. K. 1987; Nyffeler 1987; Plaan 1987a; Plaan 1987b; Polling 1987; Rehn 1987; Reininghaus 1987a; Reininghaus 1987b; Ricker 1987; Rieth 1987b; Rohde, G. 1987a; Rohde, G. 1987b; Rohde, G. 1988; Scherzer 1987; Schreiber, W. 1988; Spiegel 1987; Stegen 1988; SŸddeutsche Zeitung 1987; Swed 1988d; Teuteberg 1988; Thaler 1987; Thaler 1988; Vaitl 1987a; Vaitl 1987b; Wagner, Ra. 1987; Welt 1987; Westdeutsche Zeitung 1987; Wild 1987).

 

December 18, 1987. Frankfurt am Main. Interviewed by Henning Lohner (Cage/Lohner1989).

 

Prior to December 21, 1987. Frankfurt am Main, Schillerschule. Attended performance and exhibition as part of educational project, Kunstkurs 13 Ho, focused on Europeras 1 & 2 (Ršmer 1987).

 

1987-1988. Conceived One11 [art].

 

1988. New York. Wrote Art is Either a Complaint or Do Something Else.

 

1988. Extended Composition in Retrospect.

 

1988-1989. Appointed Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University for the academic year 1988-1989.

 

January 1988. New York. Composed Five.

 

January 12, 1988. New York, United Nations Building, DelegatesÕ Dining Rooms (First Avenue and 45th Street), musicale, preview of the First New York International Festival of the Arts (June 11-July 11) and reception. Presumably attended; Merce Cunningham Dance Company performed at the festival.

 

January 15, 1988 (afternoon). Rochester, New York, University of Rochester, Rochester Conference, Will You Be On Time (January 10-17). With David Epstein participated in panel, Time and Music. Presumably read (from) Time (Three Autokus) (text).

 

January 15-18, 1988. Hagen, Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum (Hochstra§e 73), exhibition ÒSilence.Ó

 

January 29 and 31, 1988. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Wiesner Building, MIT Experimental Media Facility (20 Ames Street), MIT Media Laboratory Music & Cognition Group 1987-88 Concert Series, Rewind/Fast Forward. Essay presented in program of music involving electronics.

 

February 1988. Made Where R = Ryoanji, R/10 (drawing).

 

February 3, 1988 (morning). New York, Columbia University, Dodge Hall (2960 Broadway and 116th Street). Invited by Jane Wilson, presumably gave graduate class.

 

February 4, 1988. Concert presented by New Music Consort, originally scheduled for this date, moved to March 21, 1988.

 

February 12-14, 1988. Claremont, California, Pomona College, Bridges Hall. Music in Post-Modern America: Celebrating Contradiction and Diversity: Pomona College Centennial Symposium (four concerts and four sessions). Participated; Music for Fourteen performed (February 13, evening, Bridges Hall of Music); with Jonathan Condit, H. Wiley Hitchcock, John Rahn, participated in session ÒReactions: A Look Toward the Future,Ó moderated by Lynne Rogers (February 14, afternoon, Lyman Hall).

 

February 20, 1988. New York, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Alice Tully Hall, John Cage 75th Birthday Retrospective. Attended; gave post-intermission talk; Continuum, Cheryl Seltzer and Joel Sachs, directors, performed The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs, Nowth Upon Nacht, Composition for Three Voices, Five Songs, Credo in Us, Aria with Concert for Piano and Orchestra (solos for clarinet and trombone), Experiences No. 2, from Etudes Australes (Etude X, three realizations), Chorals, Wishing Well, and Three Dances (Hagen, D. 1988; Kimmelman 1988).

 

Prior to February 22, 1988. Interviewed by Felix Schmidt (Cage/Schmidt 1988).

 

February 22-27, 1988. Middletown, Connecticut, Wesleyan University, Center for the Arts, ÒJohn Cage at Wesleyan: A Festival/Symposium about CageÕs work and influence,Ó organized by Neely Bruce. Attended; workshop by Electric Phoenix (February 22, afternoon, Crowell Concert Hall); opening reception and banquet; Electric Phoenix performed Hymns and Variations (February 22, evening, PresidentÕs House); panel, ÒThe Cultural Impact of CageÕs Work,Ó with Michael Wolff, Leonard Meyer, John Fuegi, Susan Hammond, chaired by Jeffrey Jones (February 23, morning, Crowell Concert Hall); lecture on John Cage by Norman O. Brown (February 23, early afternoon, Crowell Concert Hall); panel, ÒCage and the University,Ó with Richard K. Winslow, Vivian Perlis, Melvin Strauss, Neely Bruce, chaired by Richard Vann (February 23, afternoon, Crowell Concert Hall); Margaret Leng Tan (piano), Isabelle Ganz (voice), and Sin Cha Hong (choreography and dance) performed Four Walls (February 23, late afternoon, Õ92 Theater); Jon Barlow and Christopher Oldfather (pianists) performed Morton Feldman, Piano (Barlow); Karlheinz Stockhausen, KlavierstŸck Nr. 6 (Oldfather); and 31'57.9864" for a Pianist with 34'46.776" for a Pianist, presented as 34'46.776" for Two Pianists (February 23, evening, Crowell Concert Hall); panel, ÒCage and the Intellectual Climate of the Sixties,Ó with Charles Lemert, Heidi Von Gunden, Rita Bottoms, Sidney Monas, chaired by Tony Keller (February 24, morning, Crowell Concert Hall); lecture, by Richard Kostelanetz, ÒThe Anarchist Art of the PolyartistÓ (February 24, early afternoon, Crowell Concert Hall); panel, ÒWriters and Cage,Ó with Dick Higgins, Noel Carroll, Jackson Mac Low, Arthur Sabatini, chaired by Keith Waldrop (February 24, afternoon, Cinema); musical interlude: Heidi Yenney (violin) and Paul Orgel (piano) performed Six Melodies; Evan Miller, Ophelia; Cory Pike, Dream; and Stephen Dick, Susan Matheke, and Wille Feuer (voices) performed Stephen Dick, The Man Who Is Not John Cage, based on the writings of Cage and others; Phyllis Bruce, David Barron, Tim Wolf, and Neely Bruce performed Song Books; (February 24, late afternoon, Crowell Concert Hall); papers on individual compositions presented by Deborah Campana (on String Quartet in Four Parts), James Pritchett (on Concerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra), and Daniel Wolf (on Cheap Imitation), chaired by Don Gillespie (February 25, morning, Crowell Concert Hall); roundtable on Cage research with Rita Bottoms, Deborah Campana, Elizabeth Swaim, chaired by James Farrington (February 25, early afternoon, Cinema); panel, ÒCage and Other Composers,Ó with Alvin Lucier, Christian Wolff, Gordon Mumma, William Duckworth, chaired by Earle Brown (February 25, afternoon, Cinema); musical interlude: Isabelle Ganz performed Aria; Jon Barlow (piano) and others performed Concert for Piano and Orchestra (February 25, afternoon, Crowell Concert Hall); performed with Alvin Lucier, Christian Wolff and others; 0'00" (with Lucier, electronics); Alvin Lucier, Music for Solo Performer (electronics, with Lucier, performer); Christian Wolff, For 1, 2 or 3 People (with Lucier and Wolff); Rozart Mix (Chris Schiff, splicer; members of Music 110, Electronic Music Studio; members of Music 236, Composition and Performance of Electronic Music; Jon Schoenoff, technical co-ordinator); technical assistance at all compositions involving elrectronics: Mladen Milicevic (February 25, evening, Crowell Concert Hall); panel, ÒThe Impact of CageÕs Aesthetic on European Culture,Ó with Keith Potter, Daniel Charles, Nikša Gligo, Reinhard OehlschlŠgel, chaired by Zbigniew Skowron (February 26, morning, Crowell Concert Hall); extended performance of 4'33" or 0'00" (performer or performers unknown, early afternoon, Crowell Concert Hall); panel, ÒCage and World Music,Ó with David McAllester, Pauline Oliveros, Margaret Leng Tan, Sumarsam, chaired by Mark Slobin (February 26, afternoon, Cinema); musical interlude: Ross French, John Kennedy, Joe Rasmussen, and Melvin Strauss performed Amores; Imaginary Landscape No. 5 presented (realization by Mitchell Clark); Mitchell Clark performed Suite for Toy Piano; Jon Barlow performed Water Music, presented as February 26, 1988; Mitchell Clark, Joe Rasmussen, Christopher Schiff and Daniel J. Wolf performed Inlets (February 26, late afternoon, World Music Hall); Wesleyan [Symphony] Orchestra, Arditti Quartet, Hartt Contemporary Chamber Players, Melvin Strauss conducting, performed Atlas Eclipticalis; conducted Etcetera, performed by ad hoc ensemble, with Alvin Lucier, Richard K. Winslow; Jon Barlow (piano) and ad hoc ensemble conducted by Melvin Strauss performed Concerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra (February 26, evening, Crowell Concert Hall); Cagian disco, with three bands and two DJÕs performing simultaneously (February 26, late night, McConaughy Hall); papers and presentations on ÒTechnology and the Evolution of CageÕs Music,Ó by Billy KlŸver, Ron Kuivila, Doug Kahn, chaired by Edward F. Jones (February 27, morning, Cinema); gave first performance of Anarchy (February 27, early afternoon, Cinema); panel, ÒThe Performance of Cage,Ó by William Brooks, Irivine Arditti, Isabelle Ganz, Jon K. Barlow, chaired by Sally Banes (February 27, afternoon, Cinema); musical interlude: Michael Pugliese performed Etudes Boreales; with Isabelle Ganz performed Ryoanji; with Nils Vigeland, Mark Rendon, and Hal Reed performed Credo in Us (February 27, late afternoon, Crowell Concert Hall); Arditti Quartet performed Music for _, presented as Music for Four; String Quartet in Four Parts; Thirty Pieces for String Quartet (February 27, evening, Crowell Concert Hall); during conference, exhibitions of prints by Cage (Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery), on John Cage and Wesleyan (Olin Library, main level), and of Mushroom Book (Olin Library, lower level) (Fontes Artis Musicae 1987; Gann 1988c; Gerrard 1988; Gronemeyer 1988; Holzaepfel 1991; Massi 1988a; Massi 1988b; Massi 1988c; Potter, K. 1988; Tempo 1988).

 

February 27, 1988. Essen, Museum Folkwang, Alter Saal (Nr. 5). Kammerkonzert zum 60. Geburtstag von Juan Allende-Blin. Thomas GŸnther gave first performance of One, in shared program with music by Pedro Humberto Allende Saron, Mauricio Kagel, Klaus Linder, Jean CŽbron, Gerd Zacher, Hans Otte, Hans-Joachim Hespos, Juan Allende-Blin, FrŽ Focke, Dieter Schnebel, Gary Verkade, and Giuseppe G. Englert; Cage not in attendance.

 

March 1988. New York. Wrote Parts II and III of Time (Three Autokus).

 

March 1-27, 1988. New York, Joyce Theater. Merce Cunningham Dance Company performed with Takehisa Kosugi, Joseph Kubera, Michael Pugliese, David Tudor, Nils Vigeland; Cage did not participate (Macaulay 1988).

 

March 6, 1988 (afternoon). New York, New York Studio School (8 West 8th Street). Possibly attended performance by Aki Takahashi of Morton Feldman, For Bunita Marcus.

 

March 6, 1988. New York, Asia Society. Attended and introduced Pro Musica Nipponia performance of Ryoanji on Japanese instruments (Mostel 1988).

 

March 11, 1988. New York, City University of New York Graduate Center Auditorium (33 West 42nd Street). Guest speaker, with Christian Wolff, at Morton Feldman Memorial Concert by Gageego (Susan Rotholz, flute; Paul Hoffman, piano; Tom Goldstein, percussion), performing Feldman, Crippled Symmetry.

 

March 14, 1988. Buffalo, New York, State University of New York, Depertment of Music, North American New Music Festival (March 10-19). Performed Anarchy; concert, ÒJohn Cage and Friends,Ó with music by Cage, Josef Matthias Hauer, and Giacinto Scelsi.

 

March 18-April 17, 1988. Kansas City Art Institute, Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery (4415 Warwick Boulevard). Installation (presumably Stratified Essay).

 

March 19, 1988. University of Nottingham. Music by Cage performed; Cage presumbly not in attendance.

 

March 19-May 24, 1988. Florence, Galleria Vivita: exhibition ÔJohn Cage: Happening & FluxusÕ, with others (manuscript of Quartet) (Pedrini 1988).

 

March 21, 1988. New York, Symphony Space (95th and Broadway). Guest composer at performance of Third Construction given by New Music ConsortÕs Pulse Percussion Ensemble and Manhattan Percussion Ensemble in shared program with music by Charles Wuorinen, David Olan, and Dan Levitan (originally scheduled for February 4, 1988).

 

March 27-30, 1988. Albuquerque, New Mexico, University of New Mexico, College of Fine Arts, Department of Music, 16th Annual ComposerÕs Symposium. Attended and participated; rehearsed his music (March 29-20, afternoon, Keller Hall); Christopher Shultis gave lecture (March 28, morning, B-117); panel discussion with William Hill, Istv‡n L‡ng, John Donald Robb, Robert Suderburg on ÔImportant Trends in American Music of the 20th CenturyÕ (March 30, morning, Fine Arts Center, B-120); ask the composer (March 30, afternoon, Fine arts Center, B-117); three-hour retrospective concert of his music: UNM Symphony Orchestra and Christopher Shultis (conductor) performed Atlas Eclipticalis; Dawn Chambers performed Water Music; UNM Percussion Ensemble performed Quartet and Credo in Us; Kathy Clawson (voice) and Dick Orr (electronics) performed selections from Song Books; Christopher Shultis performed Child of Tree; various students performed Variations III, Speech 1955 and Fontana Mix (tape realization by Jerome Maes and Robert See) (March 30, evening, Fine Arts Center, Popejoy Hall Lobby [Atlas at the beginning and Variations at the end] and continued in Keller Hall) (College of Fine Arts 1988).

 

March 31, 1988. Santa Fe, New Mexico, presented by Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe (291 East Barcelona Road). Performed Anarchy (St. Francis Auditorium).

 

April 1988. New York. Composed Four Solos for Voice.

 

April 3-10, 1988. Blacksburg, Virginia, Miles C. Horton Sr. Research Center for Arts and Sciences, Mountain Lake Workshop of the Virginia Tech Foundation. At the invitation of Ray Kass, conducted workshop and made, assisted by seven students, New River Watercolors (DeBell 1988; Kass 1988; Lewallen 2001, 238).

 

April 12, 1988. Kansas City, Missouri, All Souls Unitarian Church (4500 Warwick Boulevard). Performed James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet; followed by a reception (Kansas City Art Institute, Epperson Auditorium) to open the Kansas City American Arts Festival (April 12-24).

 

April 24, 1988 (afternoon). Purchase, New York, State University of New York, Neuberger Museum, Seventh Helen and Leonard Yaseen Lectures. Performed Time (Three Autokus).

 

April 28-30, 1988. Lawrence, Kansas, University of Kansas, Twenty-third Annual Conference of the Society of Composers, Inc. (April 27-May 1), presented by the University of Kansas Symposium of Contemporary Music. Attended; attended ÒGrand HappeningÓ in his honor (April 28, afternoon, lawn in front of Stauffer-Flint Hall, east of Wescoe Hall, Wescoe Beach); introduced by Stephen Addiss, read Anarchy (April 28, evening, Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall, A Meet the Composer/Mid-America Arts Alliance Program); performed with Yvar Mikhashoff: Souvenir (piano transcription by Mikhashoff, Mikhashoff); from Empty Words (Cage) with excerpts from Music for Piano (Mikhashoff); Perpetual Tango (Mikhashoff) in shared program with music by Frederic Rzewski, Larry Austin, Sydney Hodkinson, Conlon Nancarrow, Elliott Schwartz, Ralph Shapey, Brian Fennelly, and Robert Berkman (April 29, afternoon, Swarthout Recital Hall) (Carolan and Dilmore 1988).

 

May 1988. New York. Composed Seven.

 

May 18, 1988. Attended Moscow (Cage/Emmerik 1991).

 

May 19-23, 1988. Leningrad, Tretiy Mezhdunarodn•y MuzykalÕn•y FestivalÕ v SSSR = Third International Music Fesival in the USSR (May 20-June 1), organized by the Youth Commission of the Union of Soviet Composers, secretary Alexander Tchaikovsky. Invited by Alexander Ivashkin, attended; concert of traditional music (May 19, late afternoon, Composers Club [45 Gertsen Street]); symphony concert with music by Sergei Prokofiev, Luigi Nono, Yashushi Akutagawa, Giya Kancheli performed by Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Boys Choir of the Sveshnikov Moscow Choral School, V. Tretyakov, violin, conductors Jansugg Kakhidze en Valery Gergiyev (May 20, evening, Leningrad Philharmonia, Bolshoi Hall [2, Brodsky Street]; Cage presumably not in attendance); concert of chamber music with Music for _, presented as Music for Fourteen, performed by Ensemble of the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra Soloists; also music by Mauricio Kagel, George Crumb, Sergei Slonimsky, and Valentin Silvestrov (May 21, noon, Leningrad Philharmonia, Maly [Glinka] Hall [30, Nevsky Prospect]), lunch with Luigi Nono and Giya Kancheli; symphony concert with music by Solomon Lulu, Franco Mannino, Franz Hummel, and Manfred Weiss, performed by the USSR State Symphony Orchestra and the Leningrad Glinka Chapel, U. Hoelscher, violin, conductors Vasily Sinaisky and Franco Mannino (May 21, evening, Leningrad Philharmonia, Bolshoi Hall; Cage presumably not in attendance); attended Hermitage with Africa (pseudonym of Sergei Bugaev) and musicians from Pop Mechanics; performed with musicians from Pop Mechanics (May 22, AfricaÕs Studio); chamber music concert with music by Jordi Cervello, Rodion Shchedrin, Daniele Lombardi, Krzysztof Penderecki, performed by Virtuosos of Moscow Chamber Orchestra; Daniele Lombardi, piano; conductor Vladimir Spivakov (May 22, noon, Leningrad Philharmonia, Maly [Glinka] Hall]; Cage presumably not in attendance); chamber music concert with music by Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Yuri Falik, Lucian Prigozhin, Boris Arapov, Elie Siegmeister, performed by B. Bšttner, piano; String Quartet of the Leningrad Philharmonia; T. Sergeyevna, piano; L. Mikhailov, clarinet; I. Monolova, viola; D. Berlinsky, violin; A. Orlovetsky, piano (May 22, late afternoon, Composers Club; Cage presumably not in attendance); attended symphony concert with music by Quang Hai, Horst Ebenhšh, Byanbasurengiin Sharav, Duangmixai Lykaiya, Teizo Matzumura, and Boris Tchaikovsky, performed by the Lithuanian Philharmonic Orchestra, Leningrad Glinka Chapel, Juozas Domarkas, conductor; Nguen Thi Zieu Quang, dan chan; M. Nodzima, piano; M. Pekarsky, percussion; A. Suvorov, percussion (May 22, evening, Leningrad Philharmonia, Bolshoi Hall) (Cage/Emmerik 1991; Polin 1989; Porwoll 1988).

 

May 24, 1988. Attended Moscow (Cage/Emmerik 1991).

 

June 6, 1988. Interviewed by Barry Michael Williams (Cage/Williams 1993; Williams, B. M. 1990).

 

June 16, 1988. New York, Henry Lindenbaum Center (270 West 89th Street), basement theater. Guest speaker (with Jane Dudley and Lou Harrison) at a Gala Benefit Evening for the Jean Erdman Video Project, presented by The Open Eye: New Stagings, hosted by William Como. Jean Erdman gave choreographerÕs message; choreographies by Erdman were danced by Nancy Allison, Leslie Dillingham, and Dianne Howarth, music performed by Jerry Benton (piano), Maura Ellyn (voice), Elizabeth Brown (flute): Passage (music Otto Janowitz), Ophelia (music by Cage), Creature on a Journey (music by Lou Harrison, presented as a recording made by Cage, Merce Cunningham, and Doris Halpern), Hamadryad (music by Claude Debussy), and Daughters of the Lonesome Isle (music by Cage) (Jowitt 1988a).

 

June 16, 1988. Berlin, Freie VolksbŸhne. Michael Pugliese, clay pots and tapes; David Tudor, live electronics, gave first partial performance of Five Stone Wind, presented as Five Stone to Merce CunninghamÕs dance of the same title (Schmidt, J. 1988).

 

June 16-July 30, 1988. New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers University, Douglas College Campus, Walters Hall Art Gallery, 1988 Summerfest, group exhibition, Art after Silence: Where R = Ryoanji (four pencil drawings).

 

Prior to June 19, 1988. New York. Composed Twenty-Three.

 

June 19, 1988. Amsterdam, American Hotel, Off Holland Festival. Frances Marie Uitti performed Etudes Boreales; Mifune Tsuji from Freeman Etudes; Frederic Rzewski from Etudes Australes; together, they performed Music for _ [Three] (Mijnheer 1988a).

 

June 19-20, 1988. London, Almeida Theatre, Eighth Almeida Festival of Contemporary Music and Performance (June 9-July 9). Attended rehearsal of Four Solos for Voice with Electric Phoenix (June 19, morning, October Gallery); performed Anarchy (June 19, afternoon); performed with Yvar Mikhashoff: from Empty Words (Cage) with Music for Piano (nos. 3, 2, 20, 21, 37, 43, 51, 57, 58, 63, 73, 80, 81, 84) (Mikhashoff); Yvar Mikhashoff and the Arditti Quartet performed Music for _, presented as Music for Five; Irvine Arditti performed Freeman Etudes [I-XVI] (June 20); interviewed by Brian Morton (Ansell 1988; Maycock 1988; Morton 1988; Oakes 1988).

 

Prior to summer 1988. Wrote response to request for remarks about Marshall McLuhan (Cage, John et al./Anonymous 1988).

 

June 21, 1988. Amsterdam, De IJsbreker. Attended closed premiere of Frank Scheffer, Time is Music (film); interviewed by Pay-uun Hiu and Leo Samama (Cage/Hiu 1988; Cage/Samama 1988; Dosogne 1988; Naarding 1988).

 

June 21, 1988. Amsterdam, American Hotel, Off Holland Festival. Gerard Bouwhuis performed Sonatas and Inerludes (Mijnheer 1988b).

 

June 22, 1988. Amsterdam, De Balie. Performed from Part IV of Empty Words and met with art students of the Rietveld Academie (Dosogne 1988).

 

June 23-24, 1988. Amsterdam, around Leidseplein, Holland Festival: attended Musicircus, presented as De nacht van Cage (Beer, Hiu, and Waa 1988; Bouwmeester 1988; Dosogne 1988; Franje 1988; Holland Festival Dagkrant 1988a; Holland Festival Dagkrant 1988b; Holland Festival Dagkrant 1988c; Kijne 1988; Malasch 1988; Ven 1988a; Vermeulen 1988c).

 

June 24, 1988. Traveled to Middelburg.

 

June 25, 1988. Middelburg. Composed Chessfilmnoise.

 

June 26, 1988. Middelburg, Kloveniersdoelen. Chessfilmnoise, in which Cage plays chess with Stephen Lowy, filmed.

 

June 27-July 2, 1988. Middelburg, Netherlands, Kloveniersdoelen (if not specified otherwise), Festival Nieuwe Muziek. Attended, gave masterclass; gave first performance of Five (plucked piano) with Kronos Quartet (June 27, Oostkerk); public conversations with Paul van Emmerik (June 27), Frans van Rossum and Stephen Lowy (June 28), John Papaioannou (June 29); Xenakis Ensemble performed Music for _ [Eleven], One, Litany for the Whale, Two (June 29); collected wild plants and cooked a meal from them (June 30, afternoon); attended performances, premire of Chessfilmnoise and films of his choice (July 1, afternoon, Schuttershoftheater); public conversation with Misha Mengelberg (July 2, afternoon); Klaas Hoek performed organ music; Spyros Sakkas en Koor Nieuwe Muziek, Huub Kerstens conducting, performed music by Cage, Feldman, Barbara Monk Feldman (July 1, evening); conducted Five, performed by members of the Radio Philharmonisch Orkest; the orchestra, with Lucas Vis conducting, performed Quartets I-VIII (version for 93 instruments) (July 2, Oostkerk); closing reception afterwards (De Abdij, Abdijplein); interviewed previously by Henk Postma (Broekert 1988a; Broekert 1988b; Cage/Postma 1988; Cijsouw 1988a; Cijsouw 1988b; Cijsouw 1988c; Cijsouw 1988d; Cijsouw 1988e; Hebbelinck 1988; Hiu 1988b; Hiu 1988c; Hiu 1988d; OehlschlŠgel 1988a; Postma 1988; Provinciale Zeeuwse Courant 1988a; Provinciale Zeeuwse Courant 1988b; Reichenfeld, K. 1988; Riemens 1988; Scheldebode 1988; Schneeweisz 1988c; Ven 1988a; Vermeulen 1988a).

 

June 29, 1988. New York, Abraham Goodman House, Merkin Concert Hall (129 West 67th Street), First New York International Festival of the Arts, Avant-Garde Vocal Series, presented by the Hebrew Arts School. Electric Phoenix (Judith Rees, soprano; Meriel Dickinson, mezzo-soprano; Daryl Runswick, tenor; Terry Edwards, bass; John Whiting, sound engineer) gave first performance of Four Solos for Voice; also performed music by Neely Bruce, Luciano Berio, Trevor Wishart, Daryl Runswick, and William Brooks (Dalton 1988; Kerner 1988; Kozinn 1988d; Swed 1988b).

 

July 1, 1988. Duisburg, Theater der Stadt Duisburg. Merce Cunnuingham and Dance Company performed repertory pieces; Cage did not participate.

 

July 3, 1988. Cologne. Merce Cunnuingham and Dance Company performed repertory pieces; CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

Between July 3-November 1988. New York. Composed 1O1.

 

July 8-31, 1988 (performances on July 14, 16-17). Purchase, New York, State University of New York, Performing Arts Center, Theater A, Pepsico Summerfare: staged Europeras 1 & 2, performed by Christina Andreou, June Card, Eliane Coelho, Marianne R¿rholm, Michal Shamir, Anny Schlemm, Rodney Gilfry, Heinz Hagenau, Willy MŸller, Seppo Ruohonen (Europera 1); Harolyn Blackwell, Ilse Gramatzki, Margit Neubauer, Tom Fox, Michael GlŸcksmann, Valentin Jar, Keith Mikelson, William Workman, Jurij Zinovenko (Europera 2); Heinz-Klaus Metzger and Rainer Riehn, dramaturgy; Roberto Goldschlager, staging preparation; Gary Bertini, musical preparation; Andrew Culver, assistant (Durner 1988; Dyer 1988c; Everett-Green 1988; Firincioğlu 1988; Gann 1988a; Goodman, P. 1988a; Goodman, P. 1988b; Gouveia 1988a; Gouveia 1988b; Harris, D. 1988; Kostelanetz 1988e; Kostelanetz 1988f; Mayer, M. 1988; Porter, A. 1988; Rich 1988a; Rich 1988b; Rockwell 1988a; Swed 1988a; Swed 1988b; Swed 1988e; Sweeney 1988; Taylor 1988).

 

July 9-10, 1988. New York, The Plaza, World Financial Center [or Battery Park City], First New York International Festival of the Arts (June 11-July 11). First complete (preview) performances of Five Stone Wind to Merce CunninghamÕs dance of the same title (Vaughan 1997, 241, 300).

 

July 21-August 26, 1988. New York. Wrote Bolivia Mix [text].

 

July 22-23, 1988. Putney, Vermont, Yellow Barn Music Festival. Lectured (July 22, Yellow Barn); attended first performances of Twenty-Three given by the festivalÕs participants (July 22-23, Yellow Barn); Grete Sultan performed from Etudes Australes; in conjunction with CageÕs residency Anthony Rauche gave a mini-course, ÒThe Revolutionary Work of John Cage in Twentieth-Century MusicÓ at Norwich University in Putney (July 7 and 22).

 

July 30-August 4, 1988. Avignon, Palais des Papes, Cour dÕhonneur, Festival dÕAvignon (July 9-August 4). Merce Cunningham Dance Company performed; Takehisa Kosugi, amplified violin, live electronics, bamboo flute; Michael Pugliese, clay pots and tapes; David Tudor, live electronics, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company performed Five Stone Wind (first official performance) to Merce CunninghamÕs dance of the same title (July 30) (Vaughan 1997, 300).

 

August 1988. New York, Museum of Modern Art, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden (14 West 54th Street), Summergarden concerts, directed by Paul Zukofsky, featured music by Cage and related composers (Henry Cowell, Morton Feldman, Josef Matthias Hauer, Zoltan Jeney, Jo Kondo, Erik Satie, Alberto Savinio, Giacinto Scelsi, Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern, Christian Wolff), many of them performed by Juilliard School 20th-Century Players: Hymnkus (July 1); Rudolf Meister performed Sonatas and Interludes (August 5-6); early percussion music (August 12-13); Quartets I-VIII (version unknown) (August 12-13) (Haverstock 1988; Kozinn 1988c).

 

August 6, 1988. Gibellina, Sicilia [Sicily], Palazzo di Lorenzo. Roberto Fabbriciani (flute) and Carlo Neri (piano) gave first performance of Two.

 

August 10, 1988. New York, Lincoln Center, North Plaza, Cage Outdoors: attended performances of his music given by Margaret Len Tan, Alvin Lucier, Isabelle Ganz, Joseph Rasmussen, Mattabasset Percussion Ensemble (Strauss, N. 1988).

 

August 20, 1988. New York, Lincoln Center, Out-of-Doors series, Cage on Stage. Participated with Solo for Voice 8 (by working on Charles Eliot Norton Lectures) in performance of Song Books with Winter Music, Atlas Eclipticalis (Ricciotti USA; Melvin Strauss, conductor), Concert for Piano and Orchestra (John Barlow, piano; Chris Schiff, trombone) and Rozart Mix with David Barron, Neely Bruce, Phyllis Bruce, Isabelle Ganz (mezzo soprano, Aria) and others (afternoon, Cage al Fresco, North Plaza); Ricciotti USA, Isabelle Ganz, and Toby Twining, baritone, performed Apartment House 1776; Isabelle Ganz and Joseph Rasmussen performed Forever and Sunsmell and Ryaonji; Margaret Leng Tan performed One, In A Landscape (piano), Water Music, In the Name of the Holocaust; quintet directed by Alvin Lucier performed Cartridge Music; Mattabasset Percussion Ensemble performed Third Construction (evening, Cage on Stage, Damrosch Park) (Kozinn 1988a; Strauss, N. 1988).

 

September 30, 1988. New London, Connecticut, Connecticut College, Cummings Arts Center, Dana Hall, Twentieth Century in Retrospect. Presumably attended performance, New London Contemporary Ensemble.

 

October 3, 1988. New York, Marymount Manhattan Theater (221 East 71st Street), Gageego Presents The Noble Snare. Brian Johnson gave first performance of c C/omposed Improvisation for snare drum in a concert presenting a collection of seventeen pieces published in The Noble Snare; Cage not in attendance (Baker, J.C. 2004; Johnson, Brian 1989; Kozinn 1988b).

 

October 12, 1988, late afternoon. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall. Gave first of six Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, I-VI. Concurrently, Cage received commissions of works by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Musica Viva, the Harvard University Orchestras and Alea III; exhibition of CageÕs paintings at Le CorbusierÕs Carpenter Visual Arts Center (Anonymous 1988a; Swed 1988c; Wulf 1988; FOR ALL SIX: Anonymous 1988DICHTUNG; Bouchard 1989; Cage 1990f; Cage/P. van Emmerik 1990ICH, CHECK; McLellan 1989; Tommasini 1988).

 

October 19, 1988, late afternoon. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, Music Department, John Knowles Paine Concert Hall. Gave first of six seminars in conjunction with the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures (Swed 1988c).

 

October 24, 1988. Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (2800 Grove Avenue). Attended concert of his music by Currents and opening of traveling exhibition, ÒJohn Cage/New River WatercolorsÓ (October 24-November 27) (Church 1988; DeBell 1989; West 1988).

 

October 26, 1988, late afternoon. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall. Gave second of six Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, I-VI (Swed 1988c).

 

November 2, 1988, late afternoon. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, John Knowles Paine Concert Hall. Gave second of six seminars in conjunction with the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures (Swed 1988c).

 

November 4, 1985 (date incorrect?). New York, Carnegie Recital Hall. New Music Consort (Porter, A. 1985).

 

November 4, 1988 (afternoon). Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, North House, Holmes Hall, Living Room, Learning from Performers. Participated in reunion discussion with Earle Brown and Christian Wolff.

 

November 4, 1988 (evening). Cambridge, Massachusetts, Longy School of Music, Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall. Boston Musica Viva Twentieth Anniversary Birthday Celebration with performances of Dream, Radio Music, Water Walk, and possibly first performance of Seven (see November 18, 1988); Cage in attendance.

 

November 6, 1988 (possibly conflicts with next item). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Van Pelt Auditorium, Looking at Jasper Johns: A Celebration (morning and afternoon). Read Art Is Either a Complaint or Do Something Else [text] (presumably first performance); other speakers were Anne dÕHarnoncourt, Nan Rosenthal, Barbara Rose, and Jill Johnston (recording: Mode 84-85).

 

November 6, 1988 (evening). Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, Sanders Theatre, presented by Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard. Attended performance of Music for __, presented as Music for Nine, given by Boston Musica Viva in shared program with music by Earle Brown, Christian Wolff, and Morton Feldman.

 

November 7, 1988. New York, Weill Recital Hall, Week of Italian Music in New York. Attended concert with performance of Two in shared program; performers unknown (Rockwell 1988b).

 

November 9, 1988. New York, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (Cooper Square). Performed Anarchy.

 

November 10, 1988. Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (2800 Grove Avenue). Performed James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet.

 

November 13, 1988 (evening). Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, John Knowles Paine Concert Hall. Group for New Music at Harvard performed music of Cage, John Clement Adams, Mel Powell, Eric Sawyer, John Armstrong, and Robert Kyr.

 

November 14-28, 1988. The Hague, Koninklijk Conservatorium, John Cage Project (November 7-28): attended performances of his music and music by students, taught, lectured; performed from part IV of Empty Words simultaneously with selections from Music for Piano, performed by Reinbert de Leeuw; Ensemble van het Koninlijk Conservatorium, Reinbert de Leeuw conducting, performed Sixteen Dances; Ives Ensemble with Joan La Barbara (voice) performed Atlas Eclipticalis with Winter Music, Solo for Voice 2, Solos for Voice 43, 11, 36, 40, 73, 52, 49 from Song Books and Eight Whiskus (November 15, Amsterdam, Paradiso, as part of ÒAcht Proms in ParadisoÓ); same program November 16, Utrecht, Pieterskerk); also concerts on November 20 and 22 (Amsterdam) and November 23 (Utrecht) [?]; staged Song Books with students (November 24, Conservatorium); CageÕs performance from Empty Words, planned for November 25, was cancelled; interviewed by Doron Nagan (Amersfoortse Courant 1988; Beer 1988; Besier 1988a; Besier 1988b; Besier 1988c; Degens 1988a; Degens 1988b; Emmerik, I. van and Ford 1988-1989; Emmerik, I. van, Ford, and Rijnvos/Horst 1989; Hager 1988a; Hager 1988b; Hager 1988c; Hazendonk 1988; Hilst 1988; Hiu 1988a; Hiu 1988d; Hiu and Waa 1988; Kokee 1988a; Kokee 1988b; Leidsch Dagblad 1988; Luttikhuis 1988; Mensink 1989; Nagan 1988a; Nagan 1988b; Rosier 1988; Rotterdams Nieuwsblad 1988; Ruch Muzyczny 1989; Schneeweisz 1988a; Schneeweisz 1988b; Schneeweisz 1988d; Schneeweisz 1988e; Schreuder 1988a; Schreuder 1988b; Straatman 1988; Ven 1988b; Ven 1988c; Ven 1988d; Vermeulen 1988b).

 

Prior to November 18, 1988. Wrote Ryoanji (program note).

 

November 18, 1988 (evening). Cambridge, Massachusetts, Longy School of Music, Edward M. Pickman Hall. Boston Musica Viva: Leone Buyse, flute; William Wrzesien, clarinet; Pat Hollenbeck, percussion; Bruce Brubaker, piano; Nancy Cirillo, violin; Katherine Anderson, viola; Kim Scholes, violoncello; Richard Pittman, director, gave first performance of Seven [other sources give November 4, 1988 as date of first performance] in shared program with music by Henry Cowell, Lou Harrison, and Arnold Schoenberg (Dyer 1988b).

 

November 28, 1988. Returned to New York via Frankfurt am Main and Paris.

 

December 2-10, 1988. Miami, Florida, New Music America-Miami Festival, organized by New Music Alliance, Joseph Celli and Mary Luft. Attended; participated in afternoon panel, ÒRegarding Morton,Ó in tribute to Morton Feldman with Renee Levine, Jan Williams and others; read from Radio Happenings (December 6, afternoon, Miami-Dade Community College/Wolfson Campus, Building 1, 4th floor Terrace, 300 N.E. Second Avenue, 1st International Music Critics Conference Panel); attended performance on clay pots by Michael Pugliese of Five Stone Wind as Five Stone Solo (announced as world premiere) in program with first performances by Relache (Philadelphia) of Critical Band by James Tenney (1934-2006) and music by John King and Mary Ellen Childs [possibly substituted by Tenney] (choreography Robert Kovich) (December 6, evening, Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 East Flagler Street) (Cage 1991e; Friedman, Sydney 1989; Gronemeyer 1989b).

 

December 19, 1988. New York. Letter to Henning Lohner (Cage/Lohner 1989, 254-255).

 

1989. San Francisco, Crown Point Press: made 75 Stones; Global Village 1-36; The Missing Stone.

 

1989. Phoenix, Arizona: attended conference.

 

1989-November 1990. New York. Composed Freeman Etudes (XVII-XXXII).

 

January 8-February 17, 1989. Radford, Virginia, Radford University, Flossie Martin Art Gallery. Exhibition, ÒJohn Cage/New River WatercolorsÓ (West 1988).

 

January 26, 1989. New York, Symphony Space. Guest composer (with Glen Velez, Ge Gan-ru, Bright Sheng, and George Crumb) in New Music Consort performance of Double Music in shared program with music by Ge Gan-ru, Glen Velez, George Crumb, and Bright Sheng.

 

February 8, 1989. Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Boston, Massachusetts. Presented third of six Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, I-VI (late afternoon, Harvard University, Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall); attended concert with his music given by Stephen Drury and New England Conservatory of Music students: Apartment House 1776, Concert for Piano and Orchestra, Fontana Mix, Postcard from Heaven, Seven, Sonata for Clarinet, Song Books (evening, New England Conservatory, Brown Hall); interviewed the day after by Lisa Rochon (ALL SIX?: Anonymous 1988[DICHTUNG]; Bouchard 1989; Drury 1989; Dyer 1989e; Rochon 1989).

 

February 1989. Somerville, Massachusetts, Rugg Road Papers and Prints. Invited by Bernie Toale and Joe Zina, made Edible Drawings (Dyer 1989a; Giuliano 1990YOUR, 16).

 

February 14, 1989. Cologne, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, 3. Programm. First broadcast of Mirage verbal [text]; broadcast included Cage interviewed by Klaus Schšning (Olbert 1989).

 

February 15, 1989, late afternoon. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, John Knowles Paine Concert Hall. Gave third of six seminars in conjunction with the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures.

 

February 22, 1989, late afternoon. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall. Presented fourth of six Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, I-VI; vernissage reception of exhibition with recent etchings by Cage in conjunction with his professorship (February 22-March 19, 1989, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street).

 

February 28-March 12, 1989 (evenings except where noted). New York, City Center Theater (131 West 55th Street). Takehisa Kosugi, Joseph Kubera, Rob Miller, Michael Pugliese, David Tudor, and Nils Vigeland performed with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Rainforest and Five Stone Wind (February 28); Points in Space, Cargo X, Fabrications (March 1); Eleven, Five Stone Wind (March 2); Points in Space, Cargo X, Pictures (March 3); Shards, Septet, Pictures (March 4, matinee); Shards, Septet, Fabrications (March 4, evening); Points in Space, Five Stone Wind (March 5, matinee); Rainforest, Field and Figures, Grange Eve (March 7); Eleven, Field and Figures, Grange Eve (March 8); Shards, Native Green, Fabrications (March 9); Five Stone Wind, Cargo X (March 10); Rainforest, Cargo X, Fabrications (March 11, matinee); Field and Figures, Pictures, Cargo X (March 11, evening); Field and Figures, Native Green, Pictures (March 12, matinee); Cage did not participate [at least not on February 28 and March 5] [contrary to Berman] (Berman 1989; Kisselgoff 1989).

 

March 1, 1989, late afternoon. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, John Knowles Paine Concert Hall. Gave fourth of six seminars in conjunction with the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures; evening concert with Stephen Drury and others performing 49 Waltzes for Memorial Hall, presumably Inlets, and Ryoanji; Pauline Easy-Off performed eight from Sixty-two Mesostics re Merce Cunningham (Memorial Hall) (Dyer 1989c).

 

March 1989. Wrote ISCMkus.

 

March 6, 1989. New York, Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall. Michael Bach and Aleck Karis performed Etudes Boreales, as well as music by Caspar Johannes Walter, Toshio Hosokawa, Earle Brown, and Bernd Alois Zimmermann; Morton Feldman, Intermission 4 as an encore.

 

April 15, 1989. New York, The Kitchen, Cologne-New York/New Music-Neue Musik, Marathon (2-5 and 6-10 pm), presented by CompoersÕ Forum, Goethe House, The Kitchen, and WNYC. In program shared with amny others, participated with readings (afternoon).

 

April-May 1989 or earlier. Interviewed by David Sylvester (Sylvester 1989a).

 

Before April 2, 1989. New York. Interviewed by Richard Dyer via telephone (Dyer 1989a).

 

April 5, 1989, late afternoon. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall. Gave fifth of six Charles Eliot Norton Lecture, I-VI (Anonymous 1988DICHTUNG; Bouchard 1989; Cage 1990f; Drury 1989PIANIST; Tommasini 1989).

 

April 6-8 and 11, 1989 (April 7 afternoon). Boston, Massachusetts, Symphony Hall. Boston Symphony Orchestra, One Hundred and Eight Season 1988-1989, Seiji Ozawa, director, gave first performances of 1O1 in shared program with music by Claude Debussy and Igor Stravinsky (Dyer 1988a; Dyer 1989d; Tommasini 1989).

 

April 10, 1989. New York, Kathryn Bache Miller Theater (Broadway and 116th Street), Columbia University Music Uptown Series. Boston Musica Viva performed Seven in shared program with music by Lou Harrison, Vivian Fine, John Huggler, Olly Wilson, and Steven Stucky; CageÕs attendance uncertain.

 

April 10, 1989. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, Sanders Theatre, presented by the Adams House Music Society and the Harvard Department of Music. Song Books performed, Louise Cloutier, director, with other works by Cage (Dyer 1989b).

 

April 12, 1989, late afternoon. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, John Knowles Paine Concert Hall. Gave fifth of six seminars in conjunction with the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures.

 

April 12-13, 1989. New York, Carnegie Hall. Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, coaching, performed 1O1 in shared program with music by Claude Debussy and Igor Stravinsky; Cage in attendance (at least April 12) (Dyer 1989f [reflecting on CageÕs and Stephen DruryÕs activities throughout the season]; Henahan 1989; Wechsler 1989).

 

April 19, 1989, late afternoon. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall. Gave sixth of six Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, I-VI.

 

April 21, 1989 (late evening). Witten, StŸdtischen Saalbau (Bergerstra§e 25), Festsaal, Wittener Tage fŸr neue Kammermusik (April 21-23), 3 x 7 – 21 Jahre Witten, first set. S.E.M. Ensemble gave official first performance of Five in shared program, Ò3 x 7: 21 Jahre WittenÓ; Cage not in attendance.

 

April 26, 1989, late afternoon. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, John Knowles Paine Concert Hall. Gave fifth of six seminars in conjunction with the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures.

 

May 2-7, 1989. Washington, D.C., Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater. Seven performances by Merce Cunningham and Dance Company; CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

May 5-6, 1989. Rockville, Maryland, Strathmore Hall Arts Center (10701 Rockville Pike), Cage-Fest, Marilyn Boyd DeReggi, artistic director. Attended John Cage Symposium: panel discussion, John Cage: Writer and Philosopher (Joan Retallack, David Antin, Daniel Herwitz, moderated by Marjorie Perloff) and Lecture-Demonstration, ÒTen Thousand Things: The Time-length Pieces of 1953-56Ó (James Pritchett, morning, Session I, Salle I); Lecture-Demonstration, ÒPerilous NightÓ (Jutta Eigen); Lecture-Demontration: Rhythmic Structures in AmoresÓ (Thomas Moore); Lecture: ÒThe I in Intra-ViewÓ (Marjorie Perloff, morning, Session I, Salle II); Panel Discussion, John Cage and the Intellectual Climate of the Õ50s and Õ60s (Deborah Campana, Robert Ellis Dunn, Alice Denney, Fred Waldhauer, moderated by Jackson Mac Low); Lecture-Demontration, ÒThe John Cage Archives: A Slide Show PresentationÓ (Deborah Campana, morning, Session II, Salle I); Lecture-Demonstration: Europeras I and II (Leah Durner); Lecture-Demonstration: To reach the impossibility of transferring from one like image to another in the memory imprint (Andrew Culver, morning, Session II, Salle II); concert Thoreau-ly Cage (May 5); performed (lunchtime) probably Composition in Retrospect [or An Autobiographical Statement] at Cage-a-Thon, performances on three stages (including Song Books performed by the American Music/Theatre Group, Neely Bruce, director, Gudelsky Pavilion) and closing gala concert, A Tribute to John Cage, followed by question period (May 6, Rockville, Maryland, Montgomery College, Performing Arts Center); included exhibition Sightings/Soundings: The Art of John Cage (April 20-May 27); previously interviewed by Betty Penzner Kirkland (prior to April 19), Joseph McLellan (prior to April 30) and Octavio Roca (prior to May 4) (Clements, M. M. 1989; King 1989; Kirkland 1989; McLellan 1989; Roca 1989a; Roca 1989b; Sparber 1989).

 

May 11, 1989. New York, R.A.P.P. Arts Center (220 East 4th Street). Bang on a Can Festival (May 7-14, 1989). Compositions and talks by Cage.

 

May 13-July 16, 1989. Roanoke, Virginia, Roanoke Museum of Fine Art. Exhibition, ÒJohn Cage/New River WatercolorsÓ (West 1988).

 

Prior to April 30, 1989. New York. Composed Four.

 

May 17, 1989 (afternoon). New York, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Auditorium (632 West 156th Street). Attended Ceremonial Program. With Jasper Johns, induced by Mary McCarthy as new Academy Member.

 

May 17-June 11, 1989. New York, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Art Galleries, South Gallery (Audubon Terrace, Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets): exhibition of work by newly elected members and recipients of awards (with others): various manuscripts, books, photograph.

 

May 19, 1989. New York. Interviewed by Mitch Corber and Arleen Schloss (Cage/Corber and Schloss 1990).

 

June 8, 1989. Roanoke, Virginia, Center in the Square: attended "A Day with John Cage"; performances of his music by Victoria Bond and Roanoke Symphony String Quartet, read from Indeterminacy (Mill Mountain Theater); reception in conjunction with exhibition of New River Watercolors (Roanoke Museum of Fine Arts, May 13-July 16) (DeBell 1989).

 

June 29, 1989. Boston, Massachusetts, WNEV-TV, Channel 7. First broadcast of Silent Shadows (art), as part of 60 Minutes, produced by Studio 7 (Andrew Schulman) (Kahn, J.P. 1989).

 

July 1989. New York. Completed One2.

 

July 1989. New York. Composed Three.

 

July 21, 1989. New York. Interviewed by Edward Dudley Hughes (Hughes, E. D. 1990).

 

Prior to July 23, 1989. Composed Sculptures musicales.

 

July 23, 1989, Arles, ThŽ‰tre Antique, Festival of Arles. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company and musicians gave preview performance without decor of Sculptures musicales to Inventions; Cage presumably not in attendance.

 

July 28, 1989. New York. Interviewed by Olivia Mattis (Mattis 1992).

 

After July 28, 1989. New York. Composed Two2.

 

August 1989. The Hague, Gemeentemuseum. Exhibition ÒAnti Qua MusicaÓ (Voeten 1989).

 

August 1989. Burnsville, North Carolina. With Beverly Plummer, Bernie Toale and Joe Zina, made Wild Edible Drawings (Giuliano 1990YOUR).

 

August 1989. New York. Wrote An Autobiographical Statement [Text] and [untitled] preface to Guido Facchin, Le percussioni [Text].

 

August 1989. New York and Telluride, Colorado. Composed The Beatles 1962-1970.

 

August 14-20, 1989 (Cage presumably arrived August 15). Telluride, Colorado, Composer-to-Composer Festival, hosted by Charles Amirkhanian and John Lifton. Participated with Anthony Davis, Julio Estrada, Ricardo Dal Farra, Jin Hi Kim, Tom Johnson, Joan La Barbara, Tania Le—n, Annea Lockwood, Conlon Nancarrow, Laurie Spiegel (observer), Morton Subotnick, Trimpin, and Walter Zimmermann in private sessions (August 14-17, Telluride Elementary School) followed by public panels and concerts (August 18-20, Sheridan Opera House); Joan La Barbara (vocalist) performed from Prologue to the Book of Knowing... (and) of Overthrowing; Jin Hi Kim (komungo) performed Two Improvisations; Joan La Barbara (vocalist) and Morton Subotnick (electronics) performed Subotnick, JacobÕs Room, Part II; Tom Johnson (piano) performed PascalÕs Triangle; Anthony Davis (piano) performed Davis, Wayang No. 4; Trimpin (sound sculptor) performed Untitled (Klompen) (August 18, evening, Concert I); Panel/Demonstration, Classical Music in Evolution: Unconventional Instruments and Non-European Influences, with Cage, Anthony Davis, Julio Estrada, Jin Hi Kim, Tania Le—n, Annea Lockwood, Conlon Nancarrow, Trimpin, moderated by Charles Amirkhanian (August 19, morning); Panel, New Directions in Vocal Music and Opera, with Cage, Anthony Davis, Tom Johnson, Joan La Barbara, Morton Subotnick, Walter Zimmermann, moderated by John Lifton (August 19, afternoon); Panel, Summary: Composer to Composer 2 (August 19, late afternoon); John Lifton (vocalist) performed Lifton, Love Song for Unaccompanied Parrot; Charles Amirkhanian presented his Never Say Die (Homage to Nicolas Slonimsky) (tape); Jin Hi Kim (komungo) and Ricardo Dal Farra (electronic processors) performed Dal Farra, Come Õn Go (first performance); Tania Le—n (piano) performed Momentum; Laurel Wyckoff (flute) and Velia Nieto (piano) performed Two; Conlon Nancarrow, Study No. 37 in arrangement for pianola and klompen (first performance) and Study No. 48 a-b-c (pianola) presented John Lifton (baritone) and Ulli SirJesse (piano) performed Lifton, The 4 Elements (first performance) (August 19, evening, Concert II); public conversation with Conlon Nancarrow, moderated by Chales Amirkhanian (August 20, morning); Panel, Computers in Music: Present and Future Alternatives, with Ricardo Dal Farra, Julio Estrada, Joan La Barbara, Laurie Spiegel, Morton Subotnick, Trimpin, moderated by John Lifton (August 20, around noon); Velia Nieto (piano) performed Julio Estrada, Memorias; Charles Amirkhanian presented Politics as Usual (tape, first performance in concert); Walter Zimmermann performed Zimmermann, Abgeschiedenheit; Laurie Spiegel presented Spiegel, Three Sonic Spaces (tape); Jin Hi Kim, Tchong (August 20, afternoon); New Music Films and Videos presented (Elliot Caplan and Merce Cunningham, Points in Space; Michael MacIntyre, West Coast Story; Ed Emshwiller, Hungers (with music by Morton Subotnick) (August 20, evening) (Cage and Nancarrow/Amirkhanian 1989; Gronemeyer 1989a; Hayman, R.I.P. 1989; OehlschlŠgel 1989a; Rich 1989a; Rich 1989b; Shockley 1989).

 

August 29-31, 1989. Sound Design.

 

September 15, 1989. San Francisco, California, Fort Mason, Cowell Theatre: participated in ÔAn evening with M.C. Richards and friendsÕ (Anonymous 1989j).

 

September 16, 1989. San Francisco, California, Fort Mason, Cowell Theater, organized by Zakros Productions/New Music Theatre. Attended Cagefest, program of his music theatre, electronic and multi-media works, with Judith Bettina, Chris Brown, Gordon Mumma, Ramon Sender, William Winant (Wolff, K. 1989).

 

September 16-November 26, 1989. Lincoln, Massachusetts, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park. Exhibition, Explorations in Handmade Paper: A Selection from Rugg Road (with others): Edible Drawings.

 

September 15-23, 1989. Berkeley, California, University of California, Cal Performances, Celebrating Merce Cunningham: A Festival & Symposium on the Contemporary Arts. Attended; Merce Cunningham Film/Video Evening (September 16, Pacific Film Archive); public conversation with Merce Cunningham, moderated by David Vaughan (September 18, Wheeler Hall); panel discussion with Takehisa Kosugi, Gordon Mumma, Michael Pugliese, David Tudor, moderated by Charles Amirkhanian (September 19, Wheeler Hall); open rehearsal (September 20, afternoon, Zellerbach Auditorium); presumably performed with Takehisa Kosugi, Rob Miller, Michael Pugliese, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company: Sculptures musicales to Inventions (September 22-24, Zellerbach Auditorium [September 24 matinee]); exhibition in conjunction with this festival, ÔEtching and Monotypes by John Cage, 1982-1989Õ (September-October, University Art Museum, Theater Gallery) (Cum Notis Variorum 1989a; Cum Notis Variorum 1989b; Cum Notis Variorum 1989c).

 

October 31-December 2, 1989. London, Anthony dÕOffay Gallery, Dancers on a Plane: Cage, Cunningham, Johns. Exhibition of Solo for Piano from Concert for Piano and Orchestra; fourteen videos by Cunningham; fourteen artworks by Johns (Russell, J. 1989; Vaughan 1997, 249).

 

October 31-November 11, 1989. London, SadlerÕs Wells Theatre, Dance Umbrella 89. Merce Cunningham Dance Company performed Rainforest, Fabrications, Cargo X (October 31-November 2); Doubles, Field and Figures, Carousal (October 3-4, 6); Eleven, Fabrications [replaced by August Pace], Cargo X (November 7-8); Points in Space, Native Green, Pictures (November 9-11); CageÕs participation or attendance uncertain (Vaughan 1997, 249).

 

November 2-4, 1989. MontrŽal, QuŽbec, Galerie Graff. Invited by Pierre Ayot and the Ma”trise en arts plastiques de lÕUniversitŽ du QuŽbec ˆ MontrŽal (UQAM), in collaboration with the Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur (Guy Soucie, director), visited; exhibition of visual works; Robert LŽonard performed Credo in Us as a dance performance with members of the GAM87; wrote Canada, November 1989, Montreal (November 3); interviewed by Gilles Daignault (FM de Radio-Canada) and George Nicholson (November 4, for the SociŽtŽ Radio-Canada) (Cage/Nicholson 1997; Rivest 1997b).

 

November 10, 1989. Kyoto, Kyoto International Conference Hall (Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku), organized by the Inamori Foundation. Laureate of the Kyoto Prize in Creative Arts and Moral Sciences in the field of music (45 million yen, the equivalent of $380.000) in a medal ceremony; as Kyoto Prize Lecture read ÒAn Autobiographical StatementÓ (Dalton 1989).

 

November 14, 1989. Nagoya, Bijutsukan. Gave first performance of One3.

 

November 16-26, 1989. Huddersfield, Yorkshire, West Riding, 11th Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, organized by The Polytechnic, Department of Music. Resident composer, together with visiting composers Pierre Boulez and Oliver Messiaen; Amadinda Percussion Group with James Wood (piano) performed Amores and Second Construction in shared program (November 17, late afternoon, St PaulÕs Hall, Queensgate); Music Projects/London, Richard Bernas conducting, performed The Seasons in shared program (November 18, late evening, St PaulÕs Hall); Anthony De Mare performed The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs, Nowth upon Nacht, and ASLSP in shared program (November 18, evening, St PaulÕs Hall); public conversation with Stephen Montague (November 19, late afternoon, Polytechnic Lecture Theatre); Margaret Leng Tan performed Four Walls; Irvine Arditti performed Freeman Etudes I-XVI (November 19, evening, St PaulÕs Hall); Michael Bach performed 26'1.1499" for a String Player, presented as 6'34 3/4" for a String Player and Etudes Boreales in shared program (November 20, late afternoon, St PaulÕs Hall); Robert Black performed c C/omposed Improvisation in shared program (November 20, late evening, Arts Centre, Venn Street); Margaret Leng Tan gave first performance of One2 (using three pianos) and performed 4'33", Etude VIII from Etudes Australes, In the Name of the Holocaust, One, and Water Music (November 21, early afternoon, Saint PaulÕs Hall); Accroche Note performed Fontana Mix, Forever and Sunsmell, and Sonata for Clarinet; Gerard Bouwhuis and Cees van Zeeland performed Three Dances (November 22, early afternoon, St PaulÕs Hall); public conversation on Roaratorio with John Fullemann, Paedar Mercier, and others (November 22, afternoon, Recital Hall); Imaginary Landscape No. 1 performed; with Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Mel Mercier and Peadar Mercier (bodhran), Liam OÕFloinn (uillean pipes), Noirin n’ R’a’n (singer, with hurdy-gurdy and harmonium), Seamus Tansey (flute) and John Fullemann (sound engineer) performed Circus on, as Roaratorio (November 22, evening, Huddersfield Town Hall); Arditti String Quartet performed String Quartet in Four Parts in shared program (November 23, late evening, St PaulÕs Hall); Arditti String Quartet (Irvine Arditti, David Alberman, violins; Levine Andrade, viola; Rohan de Saram, violoncello) gave first performance of Four in shared program (November 24, evening, Saint PaulÕs Hall); interviewed by Simon Cargill, Gerald Larner, and Steve Sweeney-Turner (Cage/Sweeney-Turner 1990; Cage/Sweeney-Turner 1991, 2; Cargill 1989a; Cargill 1989b; Cargill 1989c; Cruise 1989; Driver 1989; Fanning 1989; Harrison, M. 1989; Huddersfield Daily Examiner 1989; Kennedy 1989; Larner 1989a; Larner 1989b; Lockett 1990; Potter, K. 1990b; Revill 1989; Walker, L. 1989).

 

November 17, 1989-January 17, 1990. Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State University (30 West 15th Avenue), Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Wexner Performance Space. Essay [installation, thirty-six channels].

 

1990. New York. Composed One4.

 

1990. New York, Margarete Roeder Gallery. Exhibition.

 

January 16, 1990 (evening). Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State University, Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Weigel Hall Auditorium. Attended his sound installation; performed Essay [text] in conjunction with Essay installation, followed by question period (Schieber 1990; Sparks 1990).

 

January 22, 1990. San Francisco, California, VeteranÕs Building, Green Room, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players performed Seven in shared program with music by Milton Babbitt, Bernard Rands, Frederic Rzewski, and Olly Wilson (Tucker, M. 1990).

 

January 30, 1990. Lincoln, Nebraska, Lied Center for Performing Arts. Merce Cunningham interviewed by Marcia B. Siegel (Cunningham/Siegel 1990).

 

January 31-March 25, 1990. Liverpool, Tate Gallery, exhibition, Dancers on a Plane.

 

February 1990. New York. Wrote Percussion Music Seattle Õ38-NYC Õ90 [Text].

 

February 6, 1990. New York, Paula Cooper Gallery, auspices of the S.E.M. Ensemble. Read excerpt from Part IV of Empty Words (recorded on Dog W/A Bone DWAB05).

 

February 12, 1990. New York, Manhattan School of Music (Broadway and 122nd Street), Borden Auditorium. Guest composer in concert by the Manhattan Percussion Ensemble, performing Third Construction and music by other composers.

 

February 16-17, 1990. Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State University (30 West 15th Avenue), Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Mershon Auditorium. In conjunction with the opening of the Wexner CenterÕs inaugural exhibition, Art in Europe and America: The 1950s and 60s, Merce Cunningham Dance company performed; CageÕs participation or attendance uncertain.

 

February 18, 1990. Minneapolis, Minnesota, Walker Art Center, Auditorium. Leo Castelli and John Cage: Two Perspectives on Jasper Johns (3 pm); Margaret Leng Tan performed In the Name of the Holocaust, music by Henry Cowell and One2 (7 pm); Cage presumably in attendance.

 

March 13-25, 1990. New York, City Center Theater, Merce Cunningham Dance Company performed August Pace, Fabrications, Cargo X (March 13); Rainforest, Sculptures musicales to Inventions, Pictures (March 14); Trails, Five Stone Wind (March 15); Shards, August Pace, Fabrications (March 16); Rainforest, August Pace, Pictures (March 17, matinee); Trails, Inventions, Fabrications (March 17, evening); Five Stone Wind, Cargo X (March 18, matinee); Points in Space, Polarity [first performance], Fabrications (March 20); Inventions, Quartet, Field and Figures (March 21); Points in Space, Polarity, Pictures (March 22); Shards, August Pace, Fabrications (March 23); Field and Figures, Polarity, Cargo X (March 24, matinee); Inventions, Quartet, Cargo X (March 24, evening); Polarity, August Pace, Pictures (March 25, matinee); CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

April 8-15, 1990. Blacksburg, Virginia, Miles C. Horton Sr. Research Center for Arts and Sciences, Mountain Lake Workshop of the Virginia Tech Foundation. Second visit; made River Rocks and Smoke (Kass 1991a; Kass 1993; Kass 2001).

 

April 14-16, 1990 (April 15 matinee). Amsterdam, Muziektheater. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company performed; Cage did not participate.

 

April 14-May 27, 1990. Washington, D.C., Phillips Collection. Exhibition, ÒJohn Cage/New River WatercolorsÓ (West 1988).

 

April 16-17, 1990. Dallas, Texas, Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts. In residence as guest composer at Southwest premire performance, by Voices of Change (Harvey Boatright, flute; Ross Powell, clarinet; Deborah Mashburn, percussion; Robert Davidovici, violin; Barbara Hustis, viola; Carter Enyeart, violoncello; Jo Boatright, piano), of Seven (Meet the Composer/ReaderÕs Digest Commission) in shared program with music by Henry Brant, Donald Grantham, William Kraft, and Robert Xavier Rodriguez, ÒContemporaries of NoteÓ (April 16, evening, Meadows Building, Caruth Auditorium); read An Autobiographical Statement (April 17, Meadows Building, Caruth Auditorium); interviewed by Bill Marvel; interviewed by Laurie Shulman for program notes; silent auction of original pages from Seven signed and dated by Cage (Marvel 1990).

 

April 19, 1990. Washington, D.C. Read Series re Morris Graves [text] (recording: Mode 84-85).

 

April 24, 1990. New York, Plaza, Ballroom, 1990 Skowhegan Awards Dinner. Awarded Skowhegan Medal for Alternate Genre (presented by Robert Rauschenberg) by the Skowhegan [Maine] School of Painting and Sculpture (Cunningham, B. 1990).

 

April 29, 1990. New York, Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center (787 Seventh Avenue between 51st-52nd Street), Auditorium, Sound Art Festival 2nd Acustica International (April 27-29), presented by Goethe House and Whitney Museum: read excerpt from IV of I-VI and directed (with Klaus Schšning) and co-performed James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet as James Joyce, with Klaus Reichert (Narrator), Alvin Curran (Erik Satie), Charles Dodge (Marcel Duchamp), Mimi Johnson (Rrose SŽlavy), Melissa Curran (Teeny Duchamp), Dick Higgins (Buckminster Fuller), Christian Wolff (Henry David Thoreau), Jerome Rothenberg (Robert Rauschenberg), Park Tao Fay (Mao as child), Jackson Mac Low (Brigham Young), David Vaughan (Jonathan Albert), Malcolm Goldstein (Veblen), Philip Corner (Oppian), Charlie Morrow (Ibsen), Richard Kostelanetz (Isou) (April 29); concurrent with exhibition, American Audio Art on WDR (April 1-29, 1990, Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street).

 

May 1990. New York. Composed One5.

 

May 4, 1990. New York, Cooper Union, Great Hall (7 East 7th Street). Double Edge: Edmund Niemann and Nurit Tilles gave first performance of Two2; also performed ÔBlueÕ Gene Tyranny, The Great Seal (Transmigration); Kyle Gann, IÕitoi Variations; Meredith Monk, Phantom Waltz, Stefan Wolpe, March and Variations; CageÕs attendance likely.

 

May 12, 1990 or earlier. New York. Composed Fourteen.

 

May 12-13, 1990 (May 12 afternoon and evening concert, May 13 morning concert). Wetzikon, Kantonsschule ZŸrcher Oberland; program partly repeated in Schaffhausen, Kammgarn, and in Sankt Gallen, Tonhalle and Stadttheater (May 12-19). Attended first performance of Fourteen (May 12, Wetzikon, Kantonsschule ZŸrcher Oberland, Aula; Werner BŠrtschi, piano; Ensemble Studio fŸr Neue Musik Konservatorium ZŸrich; RenŽ MŸller, director) and other performances of his music; performed from Part IV of Empty Words with Winter Music and One3 (May 13, Wetzikon, Kantonsschule ZŸrcher Oberland, Aula) (Barras 1990; BŠrtschi/HŠusermann and Ronner 1990; Ronner and HŠusermann 1990).

 

May 14, 1990. Zurich, Pro Musica: Retrospektive John Cage (May 19-21). Attended.

 

May 16, 1990. Presumably back in New York.

 

May 17, 1990. New York, Symphony Space (Broadway at 95th Street). Guest composer (with Bright Cheng, Anne LeBaron, and James Primosch) at concert by New Music Consort performance of Five Stone Wind.

 

June 1990. New York. Composed One6.

 

June 17, 1990. London, Almeida Theatre (Almeida Street, Islington), Tenth Almeida International Festival of Contemporary Music (June 14-July 14). Read from Bolivia Mix, question period (afternoon) and attended first performance of Europeras 3 & 4 (evening, repeated on June 19-20), given by Catherine Denley, Sarah Leonard, Jane Manning, Hilary Western, sopranos; Eleanor Bennett, mezzo soprano; Paul Wilson, tenor; Adrian Clarke, baritone; Roger Bryson, bass; James Clapperton, Yvar Mikhashoff, pianos; Michael Finnissy, Stephen Montague, Michael Parsons, David Sawer, Howard Skempton, Andrew Toovey, phonograph operators; Erika Fox, horn phonograph operator; Andrew Culver, director; Richard Bernas, musical preparation; interviewed by Daniel Caux, Jacques-Emmanuel Fousnaquer and Steve Sweeney-Turner (Berg, E. van den 1990; Bowen 1990; Cage/Caux 1990; Cage/Fousnaquer 1990; Cage/Sweeney-Turner 2003; De Visscher 1990a; Driver 1990a; Driver 1990b; Elyashiv 1990; Henderson 1990; Kenyon 1990; Maycock 1990; Millington 1990; Potter, K. 1990a; Wohlfahrt 1990a; Wohlfahrt 1990b).

 

June 24-25, 1990. Berlin, Hebbel-Theater (Stresemannstra§e): Europeras 3 & 4 performed; Cage not in attendance; interviewed previously by Arleen Schloss (Cage/Schloss 1990; Geitel 1990a; Geitel 1990b; GrŸnewald 1990; KŸhn, G.-F. 1990; Nauck 1990a; Niederdorfer 1990; Peitz 1990; Wilkening 1990).

 

July 6, 1990, late afternoon. Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sena Galleries East (125 East Palace Avenue). Attended opening reception of exhibition (co-exhibition with Doris Cross) of his drawings, prints, and watercolors (July 6-30); Woody Vasulka and Doris Cross presented Voice Environment; Chris Shultis, John Bartlit and Doug Notingham (and presumably Cage) performed Branches; interviewed previously by Simone Ellis (Ellis, S. 1990).

 

Prior to July 23, 1990. Composed Seven2.

 

July 23-27, 1990. Darmstadt, Internationale Ferienkurse fŸr neue Musik (July 15-August 1). Attended, received Schšnberg-Medal; performed from Part IV of Empty Words; Marianne Schroeder, Nils Vigeland, pianos; Robyn Schulkowsky, percussion; Frances-Marie Uitti, violoncello; Eberhard Blum, voice, performed 26'1.1499" for a String Player, 27'10.554" for a Percussionist, 31'57.9864" for a Pianist, 34'46.776" for a Pianist and 45' for a Speaker; Eberhard Blum, flute; Marianne Schroeder, piano, performed Two; Arditti Quartet performed Four (July 24, Sporthalle am Bšllenfalltor); panel with Friedrich Hommel, Henning Lohner, Walter Maas, Heinz-Klaus Metzger, Gertrud Meyer-Denkmann, Reinhard OehlschlŠgel, Ernstalbrecht Stiebler; read ÔDarmstadt MesosticsÕ (Readymade Boomerang) (July 25, morning, Georg-BŸchner-Schule, Aula); Irvine Arditti gave first performance of several Freeman Etudes; Trio Dolce (Christine Brelowski, Geesche Geddert, Dorothea Winter) gave first performance of Three (July 27, Speyer, Dom, Konzert-Meditation); made the acquaintance of sh™ player Mayumi Miyata; Martine Joste performed from Etudes Australes; interviewed by Bert Hensel (Badische Neueste Nachrichten 1990; Cage 1991e; Cage/Hensel 1990; Clemens 1990; Gollasch 1990; Gorodecki 1990; Gronemeyer 1990a; Gronemeyer 1990b; Hebbelinck 1990; Kienzle 1990; Lenz, S. 1990; Meyer-Denkmann 2002; OehlschlŠgel 1990; Piras 1990; Spahn 1990; Thaler 1990; Trudu 1992, 293-; Verdonk 1990a; Verdonk 1990b).

 

July 28, 1990 (presumably). Berlin, Berlinische Galerie. Eberhard Blum performed Sixty-two Mesostics re Merce Cunningham; Cage in attendance (Blum/Barthelmes and Sanio 1992).

 

July 29-August 1, 1990. Berlin, Akademie der KŸnste, John Cage in Ostberlin, sponsored by the Gesellschaft fŸr Neue Musik der DDR, the Deutschlandfunk, and the Akademie der KŸnste der DDR. Attended; gave press conference; concert by Nancy Bello (voice); Jakob Ullmann, organ: Sonnekus2 and Some of The Harmony of Maine; Erik Satie, Messe des pauvres; Arnold Schoenberg, Zwei Fragmente (July 30, BartholomŠuskirche, Friedensstra§e); attended performance of Musicircus (July 31, Theater ohne Namen, Kollwitz-Platz and Prenzlauer Berg), realized by Nico Bauer; read excerpt from I-VI; Marianne Schroeder, piano; Isao Nakamura, percussion; Frances-Marie Uitti, violoncello, performed 26'1.1499" for a String Player, 27'10.554" for a Percussionist, and 34'46.776" for a Pianist; Eberhard Blum, flute; Marianne Schroeder, piano, performed Two; Schroeder, Uitti, Blum, Nakamura, and Friedrich Schenker, trombone, performed Music for _ as Music for Five (August 1, Akademie der KŸnste der DDR, Konrad-Wolf-Saal, Hermann-Matern-Stra§e 58-60) (Klingbeil 1990; Kloppenburg, J. 1990; Meyer-Denkmann 2002; Nauck 1990b; Schneider, F. 1992).

 

Early August 1990. Visited Paris (Klingbeil 1990).

 

August 1990/1989. North Carolina. Made Wild Edible Drawings [art].

 

September 6-7, 1990. New York. Interviewed by Joan Retallack (Cage/Retallack 1991).

 

September 11, 1990. New York. Via video connection participated in panel 2, Art Meets Science and Sprituality in a Changing Economy (September 10-14, Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum) with Ilya Prigogine, Huston Smith, and F. Wilhelm Christians.

 

September 12, 1990. Geneva, Alhambra (10, rue de la R™tisserie), La B‰tie/Festival de Genve (August 29-September 16), Concert John Cage (initiative Vincent Barras). Performed from Empty Words (Part IV); Musikkollegium Oberland, RenŽ MŸller, conductor, and Werner BŠrtschi, piano; Schweizer Schlagzeugensemble; Studio fŸr Neue Musik Konservatorium ZŸrich performed Concerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra; Imaginary Landscape No. 4; Double Music; Concert for Piano and Orchestra; Fourteen; introduced by Daniel Charles prior to concert; interviewed by Isabelle Mili and Daniel Robellaz; in program shared with Ania Walwicz, Valeri Scherstjanoi, and Biagio Cepollaro, poetry by Cage presented, but presumably not by himself (September 14, lÕUsine, 4, place des Volontaires) (Mili 1990a; Mili 1990b; Robellaz 1990a; Robellaz 1990a).

 

September 13, 1990. Basle, Paul Sacher Stiftung. Visited (Klingbeil 1990).

 

September 1990. Glasgow (and presumably elsewhere and later). Composed One7.

 

Late, 1990. Gave first performance of One7 (for voice).

 

September 15-22, 1990. Glasgow. Composed Scottish Circus; attended 8th Musica Nova as composer in residence (with James MacMillan, Nigel Osborne, and Wolfgang Rihm), presented by the Scottish National Orchestra in association with the University of Glasgow and BBC Scotland; Scottish National Orchestra, Matthias Bamert, conductor, performed Atlas Eclipticalis in shared program with music by Wolfgang Rihm and Nigel Osborne (September 15, evening, SNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall); BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performed The Seasons and, with Allan Feinberg, Concerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra, in shared program with music by Rihm (September 16, evening, SNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall); Music Projects performed Solo with Obbligato Accompaniment and Composition for Three Voices in program shared wityh music by MacMillan, Osborne, and Rihm (September 17, evening, SNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall); panel discussion with the four composers in residence (September 19, late afternoon, University Senate Room); Paragon Ensemble performed Five in shared program with music by MacMillan, Osborne, and Rihm (September 19, evening, SNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall); lectured (presumably Composition in Retrospect or An Autobiographical Statement, followed by question period (September 20, morning, University Senate Room); the Whistlebinkies (Peter Anderson, Scottish side drum, sticks; Mick Broderick, bodhran, voice; Stuart Eydmann, concertinas, fiddle; Eddie McGuire, flutes, piccolo, metal string fiddle; Judith Peacock, clarsach, voice; Mark Hayward, violin; Rab Wallace, Lowland bagpipes, Scottish smallpipes, Highland bagpipes) gave first performance of Scottish Circus and performed 4'33" in shared program with music by Rab Wallace and Edward MaGuire (September 20, afternoon, University Concert Hall); Capella Nova, Alan Taverner, conductor, performed from Song Books in shared program with music by MacMillan, Osborne, and Rihm (September 21, afternoon, University Chapel); Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Paul Daniel, conductor, performed Etcetera in shared program with music by MacMillan and Osborne (September 21, evening, SNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall); Scottish National Orchestra, Matthias Bamert, conductor, performed Etcetera 2/4 Orchestras in shared program with music by Martin Dalby, MacMillan, and Rihm (September 22, evening, SNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall); interviewed by Steve Sweeney-Turner (Alexander 1990; Cage/Sweeney-Turner 1991; Canning 1990; Warnaby 1990; Wilson, C. 1990).

 

September 15-December 16, 1990. Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts, The Lois and Michael Torf Gallery, 70s into 80s: The Unique Print: The Missing Stone on exhibit (Ackley 1990).

 

September 17-19, 1990. Lyons, Biennale de la Danse. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company performed; CageÕs participation uncertain.

 

September 25, 1990. Erlangen, Gro§e Stadthalle, Festival des Hšrens (September 20-30). Attended; participated in roundtable with Helmut Lachenmann and Heinz-Klaus Metzger (morning); GŽrard FrŽmy and Bernard Geyer performed A Book of Music; Ensemble Musica Negativa performed Speech 1955, Concert for Piano and Orchestra with Aria and gave first performance of Seven2; films shown (Bronnenmeyer 1990a; Bronnenmeyer 1990b; Erlanger Nachrichten 1990a; Erlanger Nachrichten 1990b; Hšllinger 1990; Lšhlein 1990; Neubauer, H. 1990; Schneider, N. 1990; Schulz 1990; Stosch 1990a; Stosch 1990b; Union 1990; Zieten 1990).

 

September 25-October 6, 1990. Paris, ThŽ‰tre de la Ville, Festival dÕautomne (September 15-October 7). Merce Cunningham and Dance Company performed (eleven performances in two programs): Sculptures musicales to Inventions; Ivan Tcherepnin, The Creative Act to Field and Figures; David Tudor, Virtual Focus to Polarity; August Pace; Pictures; Cage in attendance; presumably participated (Di Forti 1990a; Fischer, E.-E. 1990).

 

September 29-30, 1990. Strassburg, Palais des Ftes, Musica: Festival international des musiques dÕaujourdÕhui de Strasbourg. Attended performances of Europeras 3 & 4, given by Catherine Denley, Sarah Leonard, Jane Manning, Hilary Western, sopranos; Eleanor Bennett, mezzo soprano; Paul Wilson, tenor; Adrian Clarke, baritone; Roger Bryson, bass; James Clapperton, Yvar Mikhashoff, pianos; seven phonograph operators; Andrew Culver, director; Richard Bernas, musical preparation; Bernhard Wambach performed One; Pierre-Yves Artaud and the Orchestre du Rhin-Mulhouse, Luca Pfaff conducting, performed Ryoanji (September 25; CageÕs attendance here uncertain) (Caux 1990; Doucelin 1990; Elkomoss 1990; Fruchart 1990; Hammel 1990; Hmn 1990; Rosset 1990; Thion 1990; Wicker 1990a; Wicker 1990b).

 

October 2-3, 1990. Paris, OpŽra de Paris Bastille, AmphithŽ‰tre, Festival dÕautomne ˆ Paris: Europeras 3 & 4 performed by same personnel as September 29-30, except Hilary Western, who was replaced by Marie Atger; Cage in attendance; interviewed by Massimo di Forti (Caux 1990; Di Forti 1990b; Fischer, E.-E. 1990; Rey 1990).

 

October 6-7, 1990. Hempstead, New York, Hofstra University, Bamboo and Oak: The Impact of East Asia on American Society and Culture: An Interdisciplinary Conference (October 5-7). Attended An Evening with John Cage; lecture by George J. Leonard, ÔThe Two CagesÕ; performed; conversation with William Duckworth (October 6, evening, Hofstra Cultural Center, Axinn Library, Lecture Hall); with Robert Arneson, John Baldessari, Robert Irwin, Patricia Johanson, Eric Orr, Larry Rivers, Carole Schneemann, Richard Serra, Michael Singer, Michelle Stuart, William Wiley and others participated in round table discussion (October 7, Monroe Hall, South Campus, Monroe Lecture Hall, around noon) (Leonard 1990-1991).

 

October 1990. New York. Composed Four2.

 

After October 1990. Four2 presumably first performed in Oregon by the Madrigal Choir of the Hood River Valley High School.

 

October 18, 1990 (evening). Somerville, Massachusetts, Rugg Road Prints and Papers (Brickbottom Building, 1 Fitchburg Street B154). Attended exhibition of Wild Edible Drawings [art] (October 8-27).

 

October 23, 1990. New York, RAPP Arts Center (220 East 4th Street). Essential Music (Jackson Mac Low as ÒThe Voice,Ó Anna Kohler, Thomas Regan, Dawn Saito, and Michael Stumm, voices; Gary Fieldman, Cliff Hardison, John Kennedy, Eric Kivnick, and Charles Wood, sound orchestra; Linda Bouchard, conductor) performed The City Wears a Slouch Hat as well as work by Kurt Schwitters and Robert Ashley; Cage in attendance (Gann 1990a).

 

October 24, 1990. MŸnchen, Gasteig. GŽrard FrŽmy and Bernard Geyer performed A Book of Music, Daughters of the Lonesome Isle, Suite for Toy Piano, The Perilous Night; CageÕs attendance uncertain.

 

October 25, 1990. Innbruck. Les Percussions de Strasbourg performed But What about the Noise ...; CageÕs attendance uncertain.

 

October 28, 1990. MŸrzzuschlag. Les Percussions de Strasbourg performed But What about the Noise ...; CageÕs attendance uncertain.

 

November 1, 1990. Chicago, Illinois, Stephen Solovy Fine Art, attended vernissage of exhibition, John Cage Works on Paper (November 1-December).

 

November 1-11, 1990. MontrŽal, QuŽbec, MontrŽal Musiques Actuelles/11th New Music America 1990, MusŽe dÕArt Contemporain: exhibition ÒBroken MusicÓ included 33 1/3.

 

December 1990. Made Where R = Ryoanji, R/3, R/5, and R/6 (drawings).

 

December 2, 1990. New York, InHouse (474 Greenwich Street), Drum Key Festival (November 29-December 2, 1990), presented by InHouse Productions and Friends of New Music, sponsored by Meet the Composer: Glen Velez & Frame Drummers performed c C/omposed Improvisation (possibly first performance of version for one-sided drums).

 

December 4, 1990. New York, Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street), Face the Music. Performed from Empty Words; performances by Dean Drummond, zoomoozophone, and Stefani Starin, flute, Haikai; Stefani Starin and Stephen Drury performed Two; 4'33" performed; conversation with Allan Miller; question period (annoucement; program may have been subject to change) (Moore, P. 1991).

 

December 5, 1990, and several days after. New York. Interviewed by Barbara Basting; she also interviewed Don Gillespie, Paul Sadowski, Paul Zukofsky (Basting 1991).

 

December 8, 1990-January 19, 1991. New York, Sandra Gering Gallery (14 West 11th Street), exhibition, William Anastasi, Dove Bradshaw, John Cage, Tom Marioni, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Tobey. Cage is represented by one print from Signals and six drawings from Where R = Ryoanji; interviewed by Richard Kostelanetz for the catalog (Cage/Kostelanetz 1990-1991).

 

Late 1990. Made [untitled] drawing for announcement of exhibition and installation in the Espai Poblenou in Barcelona, January 16-late April 1991.

 

1991. Made Essay Barcelona [artwork].

 

1991. Houston, Texas, University of Houston: exhibition.

 

1991. Laguna Beach, California, Laguna Beach Museum of Art: exhibition.

 

1991. Sacramento, California, Crocker Art Museum: exhibition.

 

1991. New England Conservatory, John Cage Festival: supervised recordings of Etcetera and Etcetera 2/4 Orchestras.

 

1991. Recorded Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) for Wergo WER 6231-2-Wergo WER 6238-2 (recordings).

 

January 2, 1991. New York, Merkin Concert Hall, presented by ComposersÕ Forum. Christine Schadenberg, Dora Ohrenstein, and Joan La Barbara shared program; Joan La Barbara performed Mirakus2 (presumably first performance); Cage in attendance (Rockwell 1991).

 

Early January 1991. San Francisco, California, Crown Point Press. Visited and made Smoke Weather Stone Weather.

 

January 9, 1991. San Francisco, California, San Franciscio Art Institute (800 Chestnut Street), auditorium. Performed One7; question period afterwards (Klatte 1991; Nixon 1991).

 

January 16, 1991. Barcelona, Espai Poblenou (Passatge Saladrigas 5-9), initiative of Gloria Moure. Attended vernissage of one-person exhibition of Mesostics: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, River Rocks and Smoke (among others) and installation of Stratified Essay (January 16-late April 1991), with press conference; interviewed by Albert MallofrŽ (Cage/MallofrŽ 1991; Diari de Barcelona 1991; Fancelli 1991; Fontova 1991; Iges 1993, 77; M. F. C. 1991; Vidal 1991).

 

Between January 17-19, 1991. Visited Teeny Duchamp.

 

January 19, 1991. London, Tate Gallery, Art & Chess. Participated on platform with Teeny Duchamp, Richard Eales, Richard Hamilton, Raymond Keene, Barry Martin, George Steiner; an all day event of talks, films, music and simultaneous chess displays (Curtis 1991).

 

January 30, 1991. MŸnchen: Anna Clementi performed from Song Books.

 

February 17, 1991. New York. Wrote [Untitled], mesostic on ÔDemetrio StratosÕ.

 

March 3-7, 1991. Boston, Massac