Concert Report: Music in the Barns’ Lecture on the Weather brings continuity to a Cage classic

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 1:30:11 AM



Audience in the Great Hall
Music in the Barns at the Great Hall, Toronto. Photo: Chris Hutcheson

The Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble presented a concert performance of Lecture on the Weather composed by experimental multimedia artist John Cage at the Great Hall in Toronto on May 28, 2017. Professor Stephen Scharper performed as one of the 12 American expatriate vocalist-players in the live performance layered over visual art, nature sounds and texts by transcendentalist, naturalist author Henry David Thoreau. Lecture on the Weather was presented by Music in the Barns as part of a series of works presented for the conference Performing the Anthropocene: Setting the Stage for the End of the World. The event was co-sponsored by School of the Environment.

Read the review in The WholeNote magazine: Concert Report: Music in the Barns’ Lecture on the Weather brings continuity to a Cage classic