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John Cage: Roaratorio - An Irish Circus on Finnegans Wake / Ars Acustica, John Cage, voice

Album Summary

>Cage, John : Roaratorio
>Cage, John : Writing for the Second Time through Finnegans Wake
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

American composer John Cage's famous radio production entitled Roaratorio - An Irish Circus on Finnegans Wake was an international sensation following its premiere in 1979. Historians now consider this composition to be one of the key works of the 20th century. On it, Cage's experiences with music and poetry, oral recitation and tape montage, and his close association with Zen Buddhism, are combined to create what can be best described as an all-inclusive musical cosmology. This reissue from Wergo is offered as part of the label's ongoing celebration of the centenary of Cage's birth.



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Works Details

>Cage, John : Roaratorio :: An Irish Circus on Finnegan's Wake, for voice, tape & Irish musicians
  • Performers: Peador Mercier (Bodhran); Joe Heaney (Voice); Paddy Glackin (Violin); Seamus Ennis (Bagpipe); Matt Malloy (Flute)
  • Ensemble: Ars Acustica
  • Running Time: 60 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1979

>Cage, John : Writing for the Second Time through Finnegans Wake
  • Running Time: 14 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1976-1979