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A Johnny Caged Community

Duration 60 minutes
Concept/Development Clint Lutes & Maurizio Grandinetti
Choreography / Performance Clint Lutes Compostion / Music Performance Maurizio Grandinetti Additional Music Composition John Cage
Additional Conceptual Development Doreen Markert
Costume Joachim Schlömer
Produced by the Festspielhaus Sankt Pölten (Austria) with additional support from Le Pacifique | CDC Grenoble, Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, Internationale Gesellschaft für Neue Musik Basel (Switzerland) and a stipend from the Berliner Kultursenat.

Being thrown together by Joachim Schlömer, director at Festspielhaus St. Pölten, for 2 days was a very fruitful beginning for Clint Lutes and Maurizio Grandinetti. The resulting 5-minute improvised performance with Maurizio being wheeled around on a cart (by a dancing Clint) playing music from John Cage prompted Joachim to invite them back to continue their mischief in the form of an evening-length piece that continues to morph with each ensuing presentation. Maurizio Grandinetti is a bit of a John Cage master, having transposed some works for prepared piano to be played on a classical guitar. Using these works and all things John Cage as fodder for their creative research, Clint and Maurizio ventured down a path concerned with communal responsibility and participation, chance operations and physical communication.

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