John Cage and LeJaren Hiller /

playing harpsichord:
Neely Bruce
Jason Jia
Brian Parks

video and fabric art:
John Toth

Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT.
Friday, December 7, 2012 at 8pm
Crowell Concert Hall


An extended performance of HPSCHD (1969) by the Wesleyan New Music Alliance in Fayerweather Beckham Hall. HPSCHD was composed collaboratively by John Cage and Lejaren Hiller as an attempt to enact the possibilities of computer music in terms of abundance and variety rather than singular control. First performed at the University of Illinois, the work is presented as an open environment in which the audience freely moves between multiple harpsichord soloists while enveloped in a environment of up to 51 distinct channels of sound generated via tape playback systems. Brian Parks, Jason Jia and Neely Bruce will be playing harpsichord. Visuals designed by John Toth.

This events celebrates the centenary of John Cage (1912-1992) by focusing on his understanding of music as a social process.

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Neely Bruce



John Toth



technical support:
Ron Kuivilla


documentaion photography:
Lisa Mahoney-Toth


web design:
John Toth copyright 2012-13