Café Cage

Tuesday, 27. November 2018, 20:00

Café Zweistern
Heinestraße 42
1020 Wien

Marino Formenti ©

The Viennese love their coffee houses and regard them as a sort of extended living room, a stage on which to play out their everyday lives, be it early in the morning or late at night, in the city centre or on the outskirts of Vienna. In Wien Modern, they become the venue for a quite unusual musical project: a charismatic virtuoso will perform the piano music of New York avant-garde legend John Cage on the cafes' own pianos, amid the usual coffee house roar of chatter and crockery, with no entrance tickets required. Cage was quite relaxed when it came to background noise -- as is evident in his famous »silent« piece, 4'33", being performed by the Vienna Philharmonic in Wien Modern's opening concert. Marino Formenti loves to bring music into unexpected contexts, a love that frequently takes him out of large concert halls and into more unusual spaces. A »mélange« of music and the everyday. 


Marino Formenti, Klavier


Eine spontane Auswahl aus dem Klavierwerk von John Cage u.a aus:

John Cage

Dream (1948)

John Cage

Winter Music für 1 bis 20 Klaviere (1957)

John Cage

Waiting (1952)

John Cage

ASAP / As Slow As Possible (1985)

John Cage

One (1987)

John Cage

One(5) (1990)

John Cage

Chess Pieces (1943)

John Cage

Music for Carillon Nr. 2 (1954)

John Cage

Music for Carillon Nr. 3 (1954)

John Cage

One (2) (1989)


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