London's Kings Place will host a night celebrating John Cage's Song Books
This June, Elaine Mitchener Projects and King's Place will present a night dedicated to the lyricism of John Cage's Song Books. Published in 1970, it took form as a commission from Cathy Berberian and Simone Rist, and was constructed by consulting the I Ching ancient divination text. It formed three volumes - the first two consisting of solos for voice and he third being an instruction manual.
For this event the work will be presented as a happening “where we will wander and explore the Song Books, take our own path, ask our own questions and join the adventure,” says the programme.
Possessing Nothing: John Cage Song Books will take place on 10 June at 6.30pm, as part of King's Place's Poetry & Lyrics Festival.