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Thursday, October 16

3:00pm PDT

49 Waltzes - Participatory Place Making
Limited Capacity seats available

Participatory events with attendees being led in making versions of John Cages 49 Waltzes which will be added live to the sound installation on display in the ASU Museum foyer.

In 1977 the American composer John Cage created 49 Waltzes for the Five Boroughs of New York. The work’s score is a map of New York City and features 49 superimposed triangles. Each triangle symbolizes a waltz. Cage obtained each point of the triangles via chance operations to pin down a specific location. Performers of 49 Waltzes visit each identified location to capture its sounds and sights to experience, treasure and document the acoustic ecology of a place.

Cage encouraged transcriptions of this work for other places. Thus students of ASU’s School of Music and Arts, Media and Engineering teamed up to transcribe this work for their Tempe campus. The ASU Art Museum is presenting the Arizona premiere of their realization of 49 Waltzes as an audio-visual installation.

This is an exciting opportunity for the public to work with students to make their own Tempe campus waltz which will be added to the exhibition.


Thursday October 16, 2014 3:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
ASU Art Museum 51 E 10th St, Tempe, AZ 85281