Chapel Late: John Cage's Sonatas and Interludes

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The Chapel Lates series of concerts continues this term with John Cage's Sonatas and Interludes this Saturday (2 May) at 10pm.

With his pioneering masterpiece, John Cage radically reinvented the piano, drawing from it sounds quite different from any that had been heard before.

Composed in 1946-48, the work is influenced by Indian philosophy. The sixteen Sonatas and four intervening Interludes are based on the nine ‘permanent emotions’ of Indian tradition: four light moods (the Heroic, the Erotic, the Wondrous and the Comic) and four dark moods (Sorrow, Fear, Anger and the Odious), all of which tend towards the final emotion, which is a centre of Tranquillity.

For details and booking information see More concerts.

29 April 2015