Thursday, 13 December 2018 06:30 PM –  Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Inspired by Robert Rauschenberg and John Cage, MusicArt presents a World Premiere Concert-Installation by Pianist Annie Yim With Poet Kayo Chingonyi & Composer Raymond Yiu Featuring Piano & Spoken-Word Performance of Cage’s The Seasons, Winter Music, and 4’33”.

To coincide with the exhibition Robert Rauschenberg: Spreads 1975-1983 and John Cage’s Ryoanji, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac and MusicArt present the world premiere of a musical performance inspired by Robert Rauschenberg’s collaborations with the pioneering avant-garde American composer John Cage. Co-created and performed by pianist Annie Yim with poet Kayo Chingonyi and composer Raymond Yiu, this Conceptual Concert in Three Acts is framed by the piano music of Cage, including The Seasons, 1947 and Winter Music, 1957, alongside an installation of sound and spoken dialogue. The final act of this cross-disciplinary concert is a staging of Cage’s iconic piece, 4’33”, 1952. The performance multiplies artistic roles and dissolves boundaries in homage to Cage and Rauschenberg, and beyond their artworks on view at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London, the words of Cage and Rauschenberg too have inspired this concert-installation.

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London, 37 Dover Street, W1S 4NJ