The Cage Bootlegs

CAGE 100: THE BOOTLEG SERIES
ISSUED MARCH 27 ON CANTALOUPE

CAGE-THEMED PROGRAM IN CAMBRIDGE, TORONTO,
+ AUSTIN, ARRIVING AT ZANKEL HALL ON MARCH 26

Limited-edition album includes handmade cover, blank LP, download card, and sampler CD

Pre-Order a unique copy from Cantaloupe Music

Download the liner notes.

Many ensembles are celebrating John Cage's 100th birthday, but if there's one group that channels his fearlessly playful spirit every year, it's Sō Percussion. Rather than presenting a reverent retrospective, Sō is touring a dynamic mix of Cage favorites, original scores, and collaborative works titled We Are All Going in Different Directions.  Because of Cage's use of chance operations, every concert will be different. To carry the idea further, Sō is compiling Cage 100: The Bootleg Series, a unique, limited-edition album released March 27 on Cantaloupe Music.

Only 300 copies of Cage 100: The Bootleg Series are being made. Each is numbered and includes a unique, handmade cover; a blank LP (in a nod to Cage’s 4’33”); an I Ching-inspired 64-minute CD sampler, with tracks chosen by chance operations; and a download card giving access to complete shows. Along with the hybrid physical product being created for The Bootleg Series, Cantaloupe will be releasing unique mixes of material from these concerts as iTunes and eMusic Exclusives, also on March 27. We think Cage would be proud.

Sō will be performing "We Are All Going in Different Directions" in Cambridge (MA), Toronto, and Austin, culminating in an appearance at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall on Monday, March 26 (7:30 pm), as part of the American Mavericks series. Along with classic Cage scores like Credo in Us, Imaginary Landscape #1, and Third Construction, We Are All Going in Different Directions features original compositions by the group, plus contributions from electronic artists Matmos, Cenk Ergün, and Dan Deacon. Matmos, Ergün, and violist Beth Meyers (janus trio and QQQ) will perform with the quartet. More information at our Schedule page.

For press information, contact Steven Swartz of dotdotdotmusic.

Sō Percussion's project "We Are All Going in Different Directions" is funded in part through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Art Works.