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February 2020

HPSCHD@50: Abundance, Diversity, Austerity, Exclusion

February 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Northwestern University Evanston, IL United States + Google Map

Abundance, Diversity, Austerity, Exclusion: A day-long symposium on HPSCHD Room 208, Deering Library Northwestern University 1979 Campus Drive, Evanston Experts on HPSCHD, Chicago, and the 2020 production, will discuss the social and artistic history, impact, and continuing relevance of John Cage’s monument to abundance and diversity in the current era of austerity and exclusion. Panelists include Bill Brooks, Neely Bruce, Sara Haefeli, Deniz Ertan, Martha Stiehl, David Eisenman, Ann Warde, and Christophe Preissing. Audience input and questions will be most…

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HPSCHD@50: Every Neighborhood Is a Universe

February 29 @ 1:00 pm - March 1 @ 4:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington Street
Chicago, IL United States
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HPSCHD@50: Every Neighborhood Is a Universe HPSCHD Performances 1 & 2 February 29 & March 1, 1-4pm Preston Bradley Hall @ The Chicago Cultural Center 78 E Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602 FREE! Registration recommended:  Saturday  Sunday Immerse yourself in a universe of sound and light, and celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Cage and Lejaren Hiller’s HPSCHD with NON:op Open Opera Works. Reimagined for 21st century Chicago, the two afternoon performances feature a diverse group of local artists, 7…

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March 2020


March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mana Contemporary, 2233 S Throop Street
Chicago, 60608 United States
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Food, art, entertainment – this entire Salon experience celebrates the unexpected, and it happily engages with John Cage's habit of employing random procedures in his making of music compositions (including, most spectacularly, HPSCHD). Upon entering, a chance procedure will determine where, and next to whom, you will be seated. Eric May and Easy Eats will design appetizers honoring Cage’s passion for mushroom hunting, followed by a main course constructed from noodles and accompaniments (using chance operations), and finishing with a…

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