COVER ME CAGE : electronic arrangements of selected works by John Cage originally written for prepared piano.
Most of these pieces were written to accompany dance, pragmatically using only a piano stuffed with objects between the strings (screws, bamboo, plastic, leather, etc), to create a versatile broad palette of exotic percussive sounds.
In the same spirit, these 'covers' are re-creations using 'prepared electronics'. Using common technology (a MIDI keyboard and a computer), I perform the same notes written by Cage, substituting the prepared piano sound (carefully or recklessly) with sampled sounds from the electronic/recorded world.
Cover Me Cage was given its first performance on Wed 8 Dec 2010 at Chisenhale Arts Club - Chisenhale Dance Space. [videos below]
Our Spring Will Come
No. 5 from Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano
No. 6 from Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano
No. 7 from Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano
And The Earth Shall Bear Again
Music for Marcel Duchamp
John Cage, Daughters of the Lonesome Isle