Bang on a Can Plays Clifford Ross

Sunday July 26, 4:30pm: Bang on a Can Plays Clifford Ross

John Cage: Ryoanji

Bang on a Can’s first response to the photography of Clifford Ross is to the high resolution mountain imagery of his piece Landscape Seen and Imagined. John Cage's monumental Ryoanji is a sonic and philosophic transformation into sound of a particular landscape Cage observed, the majestically meditative Zen rock garden at the Ryoanji Temple in Kyoto. No composer in recent memory spent more time thinking about the relationship between hearing and seeing than Cage and this is one of his deepest, most dramatic works.

There are so many ways this piece can sound! Here's one with some "striking" sonorities: