John Cage Musicircus

April 06, 2018, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Part concert and part happening, a “musicircus” invites any number of performers to perform any number of pieces (musical or otherwise) simultaneously in the same place. The immersive “musicircus” pays homage to American composer and avant-garde icon John Cage, whose philosophies and compositions caused audiences around the world to reconsider, “What, exactly, is music?”

“Cage Against the Machine” will feature simultaneous performances throughout the Museum by the MSUM Percussion and Chamber Ensembles under the direction of Dr. Kenyon Williams and Dr. Monte Grisé. Join us for this 1960s-style “happening” to observe art, music, and the chance interactions between them.

Hors d’oeuvres (by MilkMade catering) and cash bar.

Tickets available for purchase online or at the door. $8 adults / $6 children. You can select your ticket level in the cart.

Free for MSUM Students/Faculty/Staff and Museum Members – no ticket needed, just check in at the door.

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