Sunday, September 23, 2012

Drawing Music :: So Percussion & Matmos : A John Cage Celebration at Carnegie Hall

"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. 
I'm frightened of the old ones." 
~ John Cage

Back in March, So Percussion and Matmos (with Dan Deacon, Cenk Ergün and Beth Meyers) celebrated John Cage's 100th birthday at Carnegie Hall. The show had many surprises. So's Josh Quillen shaved a beard, for example, half-way through the concert. Also, Eric Beach was cutting celery under a mic. My favorite instruments that night, aside form vegetables and already familiar cactus, were large conch shells filled with water. 91 minutes of wow. Here are some drawn memories.

So Percussion playing the cactus.

M.C. Schmidt reading.

The conch shells with water
Cutting vegetables