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Thursday - Anne Hilde Neset

1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 20 September 2012

Concluding a week of Late Junctions celebrating the music of John Cage, Anne Hilde Neset presents a special recording of Musicircus, a Cage happening that was staged at London's ENO in March, in which a wide range of artists performed a number of different Cage works simultaneously to create a unique sound-walk for the listener.

Music Played

8 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Margaret Leng Tan

    Margaret Leng Tan John Cage: Sonata 16

    John Cage The Piano Works 7, Mode mode158

  • Image for John Schneider (guitar)

    John Schneider (guitar) Lou Harrison: Palace Music (from Suite for National Steel Guitar)

    Lou Harrison: Por Gitaro: Suites for Tuned Guitars, Mode mode195

  • Image for Cathy Berberian

    Cathy Berberian John Cage: A Flower

    Magnicathy: The Many Voices of Cathy Berberian, Wergo WER60054-50

  • Image for Enzo Porta (violin) / Adriano Ambrosini (piano) / Guido Fachin (percussion)

    Enzo Porta (violin) / Adriano Ambrosini (piano) / Guido Fachin (percussion) Lou Harrison: Bowl Bells, from Varied Trio (1987)

    A Hommage To Lou Harrison, Vol. 4, Dynamic CD"401

  • Image for Larry Austin

    Larry Austin Art Is Self-Alteration Is Cage Is...

    A Chance Operation - The John Cage Tribute, Koch International 3-7238-2 Y6x2

  • Image for David Tudor / John Cage

    David Tudor / John Cage John Cage: Indeterminacy: New Aspect Of Form In Instrumental And Electronic Music (extract

    Indeterminacy: New Aspect Of Form In Instrumental And Electronic Music (extract), Smithsonian Folkways SF40804/5

  • Image for Various Performers (see below)

    Various Performers (see below) John Cage: Musicircus

    Recorded at the London Coliseum (ENO), 3rd March 2012, BBC Recording

  • Image for Chico Mello / Silvia Ocougne

    Chico Mello / Silvia Ocougne Chico Mello / Silvia Ocougne: John Cage Na Praia N.4 (John Cage At The Beach N.4)

    Musica Brasileira De(s)composta, Edition Wandelweiser Records EWR 9603

  • John Cage Musicircus - Cast List from BBC Recording, 3rd March 2012

    ENO presents John Cage’s
    London Coliseum, 3 March 2012


    Pentagon Brass - Andy White (leader) / Christopher Barrett / Nicolas Fleury / Steve Penycad / Seb Philpott

    Ursula John (viola)

    Kate Ryder (toy pianos)

    CrazyBaby (iphone impromptu)
    Ned Bigham, Shelley Davies, Amar Dhanjan, Chris Hufford, Robin Millar

    John Paul Jones (triple mandolin & electronics)

    Lachele Carl (actor)

    William Watson v Dan King (Chess Grand Masters)

    Malena Griffiths v Kathryn King (chess players)

    THE St Vedast Handbell Ringers - Tom Lawrance, Jinny Kufluk, Sebastian Lucas, Elizabeth LeMoine

    Mark Fitzgerald actor

    Benjafield & Brannick percussion duo - Richard Benjafield & Chris Brannick

    Holly Cook (ethnic flutes)

    Tadasuke Iijima (violin)

    Giulia Rettore (harp)

    Michael Finnissy (piano)

    Valerie Reid (mezzo-soprano)

    Dr Stefan Buczacki (mycologist)

    Darragh Morgan (violin)

    Cathleen Cheshire (intimate artefacts)

    Clapping Twins: Alice Mackenzie & Flora Wellesley-Wesley

    Catherine Carter (mezzo-soprano)

    London Soundpainting Orchestra

    Sxip Shirey (prepared & found sound objects)

    Johannes Mnich (piano)

    Formal Dinner Party ENO Opera Works:
    Sarah Barnes, Susanne Dymott, Imogen Garner, Elise Dye,Laura Wolk-Lewanowicz, Lisa Swayne,Stephen Svanholm, Inês Simões, Austin Gunn, Caroline Kennedy,Elaine Tate, Chloe Hinton

    Josee Meredith (actor)

    Caspar Cronk (musical saw & autoharp)

    Litha Efthymiou (acoustic guitar)

    Langham Research Centre (electronics): Robert Worby, Philip Tagney, Iain Chambers

    Anita Mackenzie Mills (ENO Opera Works)

    Christopher Jacklin (ENO Opera Works)

    Nancy Ruffer (flutes, tin whistle & dizi)

    Natalie Montakhab (ENO Opera Works)

    ENO Community Choir (conducted by Rachel Dawson, Roland Taylor / Edward Gardner, ENO Music Director)

    Stephen Montague - ENO’s Musicircus Artistic Director

    Alex Julyan - ENO’s Musicircus Visual Designer

    Roland Taylor - ENO Director of Digital & Participation

    Gail Seres-Woolfson - ENO’s Musicircus Producer


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