Events honoring John Cage at 100

What would have been John Cage’s 100th birthday on Wednesday is being celebrated around the globe throughout the year. Here’s a selective listing:

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John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding Pictures, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, Sept. 4-Dec. 16


Happy Birthday: A Celebration of Chance and Listening, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Ore., Sept. 5-Nov. 17

Cage 100 Festival in Santa Monica, Jacaranda, various locations, Sept. 6-10

Cage: John Cage Centennial, various locations, Seattle, Sept. 7-9

John Cage & Friends: An Other Minds Film Festival, Roxie Cinema, San Francisco, Sept. 22

“Freeman Etudes,” János Négyesy, violin, UC San Diego, Oct. 3

“Not Wanting to Say Anything About Marcel: John Cage Plexigram,” Stanford University, Palo Alto, exhibition through Nov. 11. Cage concerts and symposium, Oct. 10-12

“Cage-O-Rama: A Centennial Celebration in Music,” Pomona College, Oct. 27

“Cage at UCLA,” Performances, lectures and panel discussions, Hammer Museum, Dec. 2,

U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada

“John Cage Centennial Festival Washington, D.C.,” various locations, Sept. 4-10

“John Cage at 100! A Celebration Concert,” Symphony Space, New York City, Sept. 5

“John Cage Centennial Birthday Celebration,” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Sept. 5

“John Cage 100th Birthday Gathering,” Danspace, New York City, Sept. 5.

“John Cage Variety Show Big Band,” the Stone, New York City, Sept. 5.

“John Cage 100th Birthday Concert,” Webster University-Moore Auditorium, Webster Groves, Mo., Sept. 5

“An Opening of Doors — Music of John Cage in Celebration of his 100th Birthday,” Montreal, Sept. 5

“Sound & Silence: John Cage Composing Himself,” exhibition includes concerts and a symposium, Northwestern University, Sept. 5-Dec. 21.

“sounding through empty words iv,” Miami Beach, Sept. 5-Oct. 31

“John Cage Centenary Concert,” the New School, New York City, Sept. 7

“Roaming Urban Soundscapes: The Anniversaries of John Cage & New York Mycological Society,” Cooper Union, New York City, Sept. 8

“Sounds and Silence — A John Cage Centenary Celebration,” Burlington, Vt., Sept. 8

“The Sight of Silence: John Cage’s Watercolors and Works on Paper,” National Academy Museum, New York City, Sept. 12-Jan. 6, 2013

“John Cage’s ‘One11' and ‘103' on the Daily High Line,” New York City, through Sept. 13

“Cage Hop,” ARETE Ensemble, New York City, throughout September

“John Cage Composer Portrait,” Miller Theater, New York City, Sept. 20

“John Cage and others Piano/Prepared Piano Concert,” Florentine Opera Studio, Milwaukee, Sept. 28

“John Cage: A Centennial Celebration,” Boston Athenaeum, Boston, Sept. 29-Dec. 1

“Things Not Seen Before: A Tribute to John Cage,” Fort Myers, Fla., through Oct. 13

“Nichi niche kore ko niche/Every Day Is a Beautiful Day: The Life and Legacy of John Cage,” concert and symposium, Sackville, Canada, Oct. 17-21

Beyond Cage festival, Carnegie Hall and various locations around New York City, Oct. 22-Nov. 7

“The Future of Cage: Credo,” Interdisciplinary conference, University of Toronto, Oct. 25-28

“Dancing Around the Bride: John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Marcel Duchamp,” Philadelphia Art Museum, Oct. 30-Jan. 21

“Victoria Symphony — Cage 100 Festival,” Victoria, Canada, Nov. 8-22

“John Cage: Museum Circle,” San Juan, Puerto Rico, through Dec. 10

“The Cage Concert,” American Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, New York City, Dec. 13

“Making the Right Choices: A John Cage Centennial Celebration,” New World Center, Miami Beach, Feb. 8-10


“John Cage 100th Birthday Concert,” Stellenbosch, South Africa, Sept. 4

“Na hauby/For John Cage,” Gottfrei, Czech Republic, Sept 5-Oct. 13

“John Cage Day,” Adelaide, Australia, Sept. 5

“Greetings to J.C.,” Essel, Austria, Sept. 5

“A Year From Monday. 365 Tage Cage,” Berlin, through Sept. 5

John Cage’s Musicircus, a Festival and Conference,” Moscow, Sept 5-20

“A House Full of Music: Strategies in Music and Art,” Darmstadt, Germany, through Sept 8

“Silence & Transmission, a Concert for John Cage,” Isle of Lewis, Scotland, Sept 20

“Transatlantic Cage” concert and symposium, Galerie Colbert, Paris, Sept. 20-22

“An Ear Alone Is Not a Being — John Cage zum 100. Geburtstag,” Hamburg, Germany, through Sept. 23

“Cage’s Satie: Composition for Museum,” Lyon, France, Sept. 28-30

“Membra Disjecta for John Cage. Wanting to Say Something About John,” Ostrava, Czech Republic, Oct. 3-Nov. 25

“John Cage and … John Cage as Visual Artist,” Salzburg, Austria, through Oct. 7

Sounds Like Silence (Cage-Silence/ 1912-1952-2012),” Dortmund, Germany, through Nov. 4

“It’s John. John Cage,” Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany, through Nov. 11

“Getting Nowhere: A Cage Centenary Festival,” University of York, York, England, Nov. 14-17

“John Cage ‘4'33"’ Lessons in Funghi,” Florence, Italy, through December

“Everyday John Cage,” Rimini, Italy, through Dec. 31

“Centocage: Bologna rende omaggio a John Cage,” Bologna, Italy, through Dec. 31

“johncage100,” locations throughout Switzerland, through March 4, 2013