Cage Water Music in Birmingham and the World

This might be fun:

As part of the Cage hundredth birthday festivities, the Forum for Contemporary Music, Leipzig is curating the event, Cage 100, One of the main strands of the event is the Water Music Project: This event will occur between 8-15 March in Leipzig and in several sister cities, including Nanjing, Bologna, and Houston, Texas, where various performers will present their version of Water Music. All events will be streamed live on the Cage 100 site.

Water Music (1952) is one of Cage’s most theatrical pieces of the time, requiring not just prepared piano, but also various toys, whistles, and radio sound.

EMC founder Christopher Hobbs will spearhead the show from Birmingham, England, at the Ikon Gallery, where he will perform amidst an exhibition of the work of the Russian artist Timur Novikov. Details for this event are here: . It should be a fun show!

William C. Wright music

This might be of interest to those of you in the Chicago area:

Hello to all!

I am writing to alert you to the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation’s “Break the Box” series and its opening event of 2013 — a lecture-performance celebrating the release of “The Music of William C. Wright,” a first-ever recording of the compositions of Frank Lloyd Wright’s composer-father. More information can be found here:
Hope to see you there! (And if you know of other potentially interested parties, please feel free to spread the word!)
Thanks much!
–David Patterson
  Producer, The Music of William C. Wright

Fizzle on Tuesday 5 February

Mike Hurley sends us the news from Birmingham. If you’re around the West Midlands, come say hey to the EMC folk (and find out what ‘objects’ Chris Hobbs decides to use)!

Hope you can make it to Fizzle this Tuesday 5th February at The Lamp Tavern, B5 6AH.
8:30pm, £5/3

Virginia Anderson (clarinets)
Christopher Hobbs (piano, electronics, objects)
Bruce Coates (saxes)

For more info check out and