John Cage: 4’33” Lessons in Fungi

John Cage: 4’33” Lesson in Fungi

concerts, performances, musical theatre, dance, visual arts, readings to celebrate the centenary of John Cage


2013 Cage pubblicazione

The Associazione Culturale Dello Scompiglio, directed by Cecilia Bertoni, has published a catalogue dedicated to the project John Cage: 4’33” Lesson in fungi, a festival to celebrate the double anniversary of the great American, that ran from June to December 2012 with concerts, musical theatre, performances, dance, visual arts, and readings.

The events took place in various locations in Lucca and the province, including the Tenuta Dello Scompiglio.
Artistic direction of the project was under Antonio Caggiano, already a presence in other Dello Scompiglio productions and founder of the percussion ensemble Ars Ludi.

The catalogue John Cage: 4’33” Lezione sui funghi includes the CD “Living Room Music” with a recording of the eponymous concert by Ars Ludi for the Festival Opera Barga on 7 July 2012.

see the complete programme of the festival >



John Cage: 4’33” Lesson in fungi
curated by Antonio Caggiano

Published: 2013

Produced by Associazione Culturale Dello Scompiglio
No. of pages: 48
Language: Italian
Binding: Metal staple
Format: 22x28 cm

Texts: Cecilia Bertoni, Antonio Caggiano, Lucia Bova, Giancarlo Simonacci, Luca Sanzò, Roberto Masotti, Lorna Windsor, Francesco Gesualdi, Giancarlo Cardini, David Moss, Stefano Giannotti, Riccardo Ienna, Oscar Pizzo, Lauren Weiss, Marco di Castri, iNpreEvistO, The Star Pillow
Translations: Maria Ilaria Panuccio, Flavia Watts
Photo credits: Cecilia Bertoni, Daniela Cappello, Angelica D’Agliano, Guido Mencari, Roberto Masotti, Daniela Pellegrini, Taylor Zerbey – the photographs John Cage 1983 and John Cage FontanaMix 1958, courtesy of the John Cage Trust


Living Room Music 
John Cage - Il teatro musicale


Composers: John Cage; Giorgio Battistelli; Paolo Castaldi; Francesco Filidei
Players: percussion Ars Ludi Ensemble
Antonio Caggiano, Alessandro Di Giulio, Pietro Pompei, Rodolfo Rossi, Gianluca Ruggeri, Aurelio Scudetti, Flavio Tanzi
Piano: Francesco Carlo Leone

Extract details
1   J. Cage  Living Room Music  for percussion and speech quartet   9’06’’
2   G. Battistelli  Orazi e Curiazi  for 2 percussionists    12’26’’
3   P. Castaldi  Fughetta editoriale  for 3 performers  6’39’’
4   F. Filidei  Puccini alla caccia  for 8 percussionists  7’26’’
5   J. Cage  Fads and Fancies in the Academy  for 5 performers (Italian première) 17’34’’ 
6   G. Battistelli  Psychopompos  for 6 percussionists  15’02’’


Media: Audio CD attached to magazine John Cage: 4’33’’ Lezione sui funghi
Production: Associazione Culturale Dello Scompiglio
Price: Magazine + CD:  € 12 
No. 1 disc
Publication date: November 2013


Available at the bookshop of the SPE.


Book + CD:  € 12,00

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