Keynote lectures


Ray Kass is Emeritus Professor of Art in the School of Visual Art at Virginia Tech and founder and director of the Mountain Lake Workshop. "John Cage's Extended Sensibility" (20 september, 2 pm). The conference will be the first public viewing in France of Merce Cunningham's performances of John Cage's STEPS: A Composition for a Painting.

Laura Kuhn is John Cage Professor of Performance Art at Bard College and director of the John Cage Trust. "John Cage's Lecture on Nothing" (20 September, 10 am)

Marjorie Perloff is Professor Emerita at Stanford University. "John Cage Conceptualist" (22 September, 11:50 am)

Jean-Michel Rabaté is Vartan Gregorian Professor in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. "John Cage, la Voix et le phénomène (de la musique)" (22 September, 2:30 pm)

Joan Retallack is the John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Humanities at Bard College. "Anarchic Harmony" (21 September, 11:20 am)