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Cornelius Cardew
and the Freedom of Listening

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A program of events

5 April to 27 June 2009
CAC Brétigny, France


The Centre d’Art Contemporain de Brétigny is pleased to announce an exhibition and program of events that retrace the artistic career of the English composer Cornelius Cardew, who died tragically in 1981 at the age of 45. The CAC Brétigny and the curators will present an exhibition of archives, which breaks with a traditional museum approach, and a series of concerts and performances that testify to the vibrancy of Cardew’s work and his influence on contemporary artistic and musical practice.

The program is curated by Dean Inkster and
Jean-Jacques Palix, with the assistance of Lore Gablier, who have previously organized a number
of related events at L’Ecole Régionale des Beaux-Arts in Valence, notably an interpretation of Cardew’s Paragraph 7 of The Great Learning and Michael Parsons’s Walk.

Various internationally renowned artists and
musicians from different generations – Frank Apertet, Nina Canal, Rhys Chatham, Luke Fowler, Michel Guillet, Nadia Lichtig, Michael Morley, Lee Ranaldo, Keith Rowe, Marcus Schmickler, Sara Stephenson, Samon Takahashi, Terre Thaemlitz, John Tilbury, Peter Todd, and Annie Vigier – will be present during the exhibition to interpret Cardew’s scores and respond to his work in a variety of forms including concerts, performances, and film projections.

Pierre Bal-Blanc, Director CAC Brétigny





Program 5 April to 22 June 2009

Sunday 5 April 2009
Exhibition opening:
Cornelius Cardew and the Freedom of Listening
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., CAC Brétigny

Performance
Walk (1969) by Michael Parsons

Live Cinema Performance
Expanded Cinema for Cornelius Cardew (1968)
with Keith Rowe, Luke Fowler and Peter Todd


Saturday 16 May 2009
2 p.m. – 5 p.m., CAC Brétigny
Performance
The Great Learning: Paragraph 1 (1968)
Cornelius Cardew
Directed by Jean-Jacques Palix. Partenership with
Ecole de Musique de Brétigny-sur-Orge.

Performance
The Great Learning: Paragraph 5 (1970)
Cornelius Cardew
Directed by Lore Gablier, Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet
(in consultation with Michael Parsons)


Sunday 17 May 2009
2 p.m. – 5 p.m., CAC Brétigny
Piano Recital/Talk
Piano Compositions: Cornelius Cardew
With John Tilbury

Performance
The Great Learning: Paragraph 7 (1969)
Cornelius Cardew
Directed by Jean-Jacques Palix


Sunday 7 June 2009
2 p.m. – 5 p.m., CAC Brétigny
Concert
The Tiger’s Mind (1967) Cornelius Cardew
With Nina Canal, Nadia Lichtig, Michael Morley, Lee Ranaldo
(to be confirmed), and Sara Stephenson

Concert
Volo Solo (1965) Cornelius Cardew
With Rhys Chatham

Concert
Treatise (1963-1967) Cornelius Cardew
With Michel Guillet, Jean-Jacques Palix, Marcus Schmickler
and Samon Takahashi


Monday 22 June 2009
8:30 p.m., CAC Brétigny
Concert
Meditation on Wage Labor and the Death of the Album
With Terre Thaemlitz



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