Microavant-garde. John Cage and the Digital Wave

Concert, public talk

09.10.2012, 19:30 Tuesday

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Program: [Context of the visual]

Place: National Centre for Contemporary Arts, the small hall

Curator: [Aliya Berdigaliyeva]

Participant: [Arseniy Trofim]

Organizers: NCCA, Arseny Trofim Production

The term “microavant-garde” is used to define an acoustic state in which the territory of sound is widened through penetration of the elementary particles space. It is argued that this trend takes its roots from the invention of the twelve-tone scale by Schoenberg.

However, the “microavant-garde” state is particularly characteristic of representatives of experimental music such as Morton Feldman and John Cage. Composer and improviser Arseny Trofim, representative of the new acoustic wave, uses John Cage’s acoustic structures for his performance.

In his action, Arseny Trofim explores the archaic piano. The entire instrument will become the field of the sound extraction experiment.

Photo: Sergei Sarakhanov

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