CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/18/2020
Wednesday, November 18 at 1 PM EDT, Black Mountain College Museum celebrates the publication John Cage: A Mycological Foray, Variations on Mushrooms with a Vimeo live-streamed conversation between the publisher Atelier Éditions’ collaborative team—including Pascale Georgiev, Capucine Labarthe and Kingston Trinder—and Laura Kuhn, Director of the John Cage Trust.
The newly published John Cage: A Mycological Foray, Variations on Mushrooms draws readers across the idiosyncratic, mushroom-suffused, innermost landscape of celebrated American composer John Cage. Upon the remarkable journey with Cage, one encounters assorted photographs, compositions, and contemplations; all in the very same unexpected fashion one encounters various flora and fungi species while mushroom foraging. Volume I encompasses Cage’s mycological-oriented Indeterminacy stories, Diary excerpts, and essays; and the complete transcript of Cage’s 1983 performance, MUSHROOMS et Variationes. Volume II offers the inaugural reproduction of Cage’s 1972 portfolio, Mushroom Book; authored in collaboration with illustrator Lois Long and botanist Alexander H. Smith.
John Cage (1912–1992) was an American composer and music theorist. Recognized as a pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music, and a leading figure of the postwar avant-garde, his influence extended to the realms of dance, poetry, performance, and visual art.
John Cage: A Mycological Foray, Variations on Mushrooms is developed in collaboration with the John Cage Trust.
Atelier Éditions is an independent publishing house and creative consultancy established in 2015. Developing collaborative projects across an array of disciplines, the atelier offers curatorial and editorial consultation, creative direction, content creation, and print innovation. Authoring archival monographs, contemporary art books, catalogue raisonnés, and exploratory printed matter, Atelier Éditions regularly curates exhibitions, and envisages cultural programming.
Joining this program are Pascale Georgiev, Publisher & Editorial Director; Capucine Labarthe, Design Director and Kingston Trinder, Author, Publisher, & Entrepreneur.
Slip, pbk, 2 vols, 8 x 11 in. / 224 pgs / 40 color / 32 duotone / 28 b&w.
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