Listen at Arthur’s: John Cage and Woody Guthrie Tribute

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music


In 1947, Woody Guthrie wrote a letter to John Cage in admiration of his compositions for prepared piano, describing them as:

“… a keen fresh breeze … a welcome thing in the way of a healthy change from the old ways you hear a piano played … a whole forest and desert mountain full of these fine things…” This unexpected connection between these two very different but hugely influential artists is the inspiration behind this evenings’ programme. Featuring songs and compositions, poetry and prose, rare video footage, and a unique experiment in audience participation, this is another great night not to be missed! With performances from: John Feeley (guitar) Mia Cooper (violin) Ye Vagabonds Patrick Freeman Anna-Mieke Bishop Peter Moran  

* * * PROGRAMME * * *

JOHN CAGE – Six Melodies – Lecture on Nothing – In a Landscape – 4’33” – Four – The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs – A Room – Party Pieces WOODY GUTHRIE – Take A Whiff On Me – We Shall Be Free – Pastures of Plenty – I Ain’t Got No Home – Talking Hard Work Blues – Hard Travellin – What Did the Deep Sea Say? – Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key – Do Re Mi – Going Down That Road Feeling Bad – This Train Is Bound for Glory – So Long It’s Been Good to Know You And many more… PLUS – Poetry and Prose Readings – Rare Video Footage – Audience Participation Experiment Presented with the kind support of Music Network. Tickets €10 at the door.


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    D08 VF83 - Dublin


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