Musica Viva [The CAGE project]
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Musica Viva, The CAGE project

More than 70 years after its composition, Australian percussionist, composer and sound artist Matthias Schack-Arnott collaborates with Paul Kildea (Musica Viva) and acclaimed pianist Cédric Tiberghien to reimagine John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes.  Cages magnum opus is augmented with a large-scale kinetic mobile of percussion instruments that floats above acclaimed French pianist Cédric Thibergien in a quasi-solar system of rotating sound that rings and chimes in synchronicity. A spectacular immersive combination of concert and visual art presentation with Cédric’s exquisite playing at its heart.

Schack-Arnott is known for his unique approach to sound: he creates expansive sculptural musical worlds that are beautifully lit and dramatically staged. Here he brings his distinct voice to John Cage’s classic work for prepared piano, augmenting it with a massive kinetic sound sculpture that floats above the piano and rings and chimes in synchronicity. A pioneer in the development of percussion, Cage initiated the prepared piano as a means of giving the instrument a greater percussive quality.

The CAGE PROJECT performed at multiple venues. 3-8 March, 2023
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