“Indeterminacy” by John Cage with Stewart Lee

Saturday 26th April 2014
8:00 PM

£12.00 : £10.00 concessions


Norwich Arts Centre


Seated tickets for this show have sold out, please call the box office on 01603 660352 for standing availability.



The Usurp Chance Tour 2014

“Indeterminacy” by John Cage with Stewart Lee
+ “The Conspirators of Pleasure”



“Indeterminacy” by John Cage performed by Stewart Lee – comedian and performer and internationally acclaimed musicians, Steve Beresford and Roger Turner.


“The Conspirators of Pleasure” improvisers ensemble: Seth Ayyaz, Poulomi Desai and Simon Underwood.



“My intention in putting the stories together in an unplanned way was to suggest that all things – stories, incidental sounds from the environment, and, by extension, beings – are related, and that this complexity is more evident when it is not oversimplified by an idea of relationship in one person’s mind” John Cage.



“Cage’s Indeterminacy is currently available as a cardboard box of 90 cards of 90 stories of different lengths, and a leaflet of instructions: ‘Read the stories aloud, with or without accompaniment, paced so that each takes one minute. A stop-watch or watch with a second hand will help keep time. Read all 90 stories in order or select a smaller number, using chance procedures or not.” Beresford and Chen elect to improvise on prepared pianos and found objects while I read Cage’s stories in random order, and we all do our best to ignore each other…we are merely Cage’s zombie puppets.'” Stewart Lee, The Guardian.



“The Conspirators of Pleasure” an improvisers ensemble with Poulomi Desai (prepared sitar), Seth Ayyaz (Middle Eastern percussion – Daaf / Nay, Ghaita and electronics) and Simon Underwood (prepared bass, circuit bent instruments and electronics) Sonic and visual experimentation exploring contemporary cross – cultural dialogues.



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