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Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, April 3, 1987
Twice Festival rings age to Detroit

By Noelle Brower
This weekend, the Twice Fest -
ival brings John Cage, the "grand -
father" of American avant-garde
music, to Orchestra Hall in Detroit

where he will present several of his
compositions, including "Mirage
Verbale," a text piece in tribute to
Marcel Duchamp. It is approprate
that Duchamp and John Cage are
the focus of a celebration. Certainly
their contribution to the thinking

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and rethinking of modem art (I refer
to all forms of art here, not just art
proper), is enormous.
Though one doesn't need a
reason to celebrate the contributions
of these two men to art, one is
provided nonetheless. This year
marks the centennial of Duchamp's
birth while Cage celebrates his own
75th birthday. Though born several
generations apart and of different
cultures, both have based their
artistic philosophy upon the idea
chance. Chance in art. It is Jean
Arp who is credited for discovering
this inherent determining factor in
creation as he tore up a drawing he
was dissatisfied with, letting the
pieces fall randomly to the floor,
and was struck by the pattern they
created.
Although this is only an
historicalanecdote, it may actually
have been Tzara or any one of the
infamous Dada clique who "discov -
ered" this concept; it marks the
official entrance of chance into the
known creative process and its
recognition as a revered force. Its
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works of Cage and Duchamp.
Through Cage, this concept was
introduced into modern American
music giving a kind of permis -
siveness to young composers every -
where to let their ideas take them
where they will - a -freedom the
Dadaists and Surrealists were to
give to modern art. Given this
commonality between the two
artistis, it is not surprising that
Cage has chosen Duchamp as
worthy of a tribute. A prolific writ -
er as well as composer, Cage will
perform a textual, not a musical,
piece in Ducahmp's memory.
In an attempt to bring modern
music "on the cutting edge of
innovation" to the Detroit area,
several Ann Arbor and Detroit based

art supporters have attempted to re-
initiate the Twice Festival. The
festival, which officially introduced
itself last November at the
Michigan Theatre vwith the guest
appearance of composer Robert
Ashley, will hopefully receive a
wider public reception at Orchestra
Hall. (The public turn out for a
composer of Ashley's calibre was
appalling.) .
Conceived as a bi-annual event,
the Twice Festival will present
such prominent modern composers
as George Crumb and Luciano
Berio within the next year. As its
name indicates, it is an attempt to
continue the tradition of exploring
and showcasing avant-garde music
that the ONCE Festival of

Contemporary Music made famou4
during the '60s in Ann Arbor. In
fact, many of the composers who
will particpate in the Twice
Festival were prominent performers
in the ONCE Festivals, including
local mainstays Gerard Pape and
Kurt Carpenter.
The Twice Festival will be held
this Sunday, April 5 at 8 p.m. at
Orchestra Hall in Detroit. Pieces by.
John Cage to be performed include'
his "Concerto for Prepared Piano,"
"Mirage Verbale," and the world
premiere of "Music for 10."
Composers Sharon Hershey, Gerard
Pape, Kurt Carpenter, and Gerald
Brennan will also present their own
works. For more information call:
965-2348 or 971-2110.

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East Quad's Halfway Inn will be
brutally assaulted tomorrow night
by frolicsome folks of all shoe
sizes when Blister Magazine throws
their annual fund-raising benefit at
8:30 p.m.
Blister, the original arts/creative
writing/more arts publication (and
the only one to feature a cassette
compilation of local music bizar-
ros) desperately needs finances, so
publisher (and ex-one-night-
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of two of Ann Arbor's favorite
Jonestownesque cult bands: revamp-
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Joe Lukasik.
The only exception to these
otherwise entirely self-
choreographed works is Shoshana
Hellerstein's The Red Dress, created
for Weiser. This solo is set to Igor
Stravinsky's Ragtime for Eleven
Instruments and is a playon theme
and variation, as well as a dialogue
between dancer and audience. Weiser
contributes to the ev'ening's
program with After Hours, a group
work choreographed for three men
which has a 1940s New Orleans
Jazz flair; the men in the bar play a
one-up-manship game with each
other while trying to maintain an

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air of cool about themselves
despite their inebriated condition.
Chasms is a group work in
three sections composed by
Thornton and set to the music of
Miles Davis. It explores the
divergence of emotions with both
modern and jazz vocabulary. Penny
Godboldo, professor at Marygrove
College and artistic director of her
own company, is a guest artist4
who will dance the solo.
The University of Michigan
School of Music Department of
Dance presents PATTERSON,
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