A concert at WhiteBox in New York in December 2012 in celebration of John Cage's centennial birthday.
The following is a list of links to compositions and performances, and/or groups of compositions and performances, that are not based on traditional musical frameworks of instruments. The list is not complete by any means, but it does point towards samples of sound art that, in very different ways, are meant to tell us about the world we live in. The selections here are from New Music World and Ear to the Earth.
100 x John. A large group of compositions and sounds that were assembled from around the world as a salute to John Cage, a major pioneer in the great opening up of music to all sounds.
Non-Place/Place. By Daniel Neumann and Gill Arno, based on ideas by anthropologist Marc Augé. An improvisational ensemble interacting with sounds from around the world.
Dust. Robert Ashley developed a unique style of opera for the electronic age, of which Dust is an excellent example.
PFL Traject. PFL Traject is three musicians—percussionist Jean-Charles François, electric guitarist Gilles Laval, clarinettist Pascal Pariaud—with different backgrounds but a common interest in the role of music in education.
Conductus. Carla Scaletti composed this for performance at St. Jakobi, Lübeck, Germany, during the Kyma International Sound Symposium, in which three singers in tap shoes, an organist, and the reverberation in the church recreate a quasi-organic statement of long past memory.
Forgotten Ways of Thinking. Shumaila Hemani, a graduate student at the University of Alberta in Canada, returns to her native Pakistan.