One11 and 103
The High Line, 14th St. Passage, Manhattan
High Line Art, presented by Friends of the High Line, and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) celebrate the John Cage Centennial with a special outdoor presentation of Cage’s film and sound composition One11 and 103 (1992) at the High Line. One11 and 103 is part of Cage’s Number Pieces, a series of works completed during the last six years of his life (1987―92). The 94-minute film will be in a continuous loop from 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm daily. This screening marks the launch of the new series HIGH LINE CHANNEL 14, which will present a program of films, videos, and sound installations in the 14th Street Passage, on the High Line at West 14th Street.
One of the most celebrated and iconoclastic figures of the American musical avant-garde, Cage was instrumental in reshaping post-war Western music. Cage’s radical innovations in composition and theory—the concept of chance and “found” sound as integral compositional devices, the creation of musical structures based on rhythm rather than tonality—were influential in altering traditional concepts of musical interpretation.