Opensound: John Cage in the Park

Please join us to perform John Cage's "Variations III" in the Davis Square park behind the Red Line. Our audience will include the commuters walking on the bike path, the birds and squirrels in the park, a setting sun, and each other. This event is in part a remembrance of our dearly missed friend and musician Lou Cohen, but also a celebration of the musical community he loved. This seems so appropriate for Make Music Day!

June 21, 2017 6:30-8PM
Davis Square Park (behind Red Line)

Contact: Lou Bunk,
Cosponsored by: Make Music Boston and The Someville Arts Council

The Score:

Instructions for assembling your interpretation are available here:
You will need to prepare your realization of the instructions before you arrive.

We hope you can be part of our event!

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About the Project

Since 2005, Opensound has been a home for Boston-based improvisers, sound artists, dancers, and creative thinkers, as well as for regional, national, and international touring artists. For many years its final concert was a performance of John Cage’s Variations III, curated by the series’s co-director, Lou Cohen, a student and colleague of Cage and Christian Wolff.

When Lou passed away in 2013, Opensound organized several events in his memory, including an important concert and memorial including 100 musicians performing Variations III at the Somerville Armory. This event was powerful in bringing together members of Boston’s family, many of whom had since spread throughout the United States, and a wonderful expression of remembrance, support, and creativity.

Davis Square Park, Somerville
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