John Cage's 33 1/3
The Glasgow School of Art

Event Type:

Off-site event


Tax Hall, 24 North Frederick Street


1 Nov 2019
15:00 - 21:00



Mewantemooseicday 2019

John Cage's 33 1/3

Event info

John Cage’s 33 1/3
300 records, 12 turntables, 12 amps, 100 SEA students

Part of www.mewantemooseicdayglasgow.com

Event is free but ticketed – book via Eventbrite

Mewantemooseicday 2019 is a day-long, city-wide celebration of John Cage and Merce Cunningham at venues across Glasgow culminating in an event on 1 November. It was initiated and developed by Victoria Miguel, in collaboration with The University of Glasgow, The Glasgow School of Art, and Glasgow Clyde College. It is inspired by and marks the 50th anniversary of Cage’s Mewantemooseicday at the University of California at Davis and is also part of this year’s Merce Cunningham Centennial Celebration.

Cage's 33 1/3 (1969) a 'portable music circus' for 12 turntables and 250 - 300 records premiered in the original Mewatemooseicday day on 21 November 1969. This version for Mewantemooseicday 2019 has been recreated by students and staff in the Sculpture and Environmental Art department of The Glasgow School of Art; students have built plinths, structures, and tables to house the record players and records, which have been sourced from the local music community in Glasgow. Students have also created a new kinetic sound sculpture and will perform choreography developed in workshops with Julie Cunningham.  

Selected records used in the project will be documented on Instagram – follow here.