Saturday, February 25, 2012

February 27 Cagey Texting History

Are you bored on a Monday? No need in Portland, Oregon, US!

John Cage is a revolutionary and groundbreaking American composer. He invented the idea of random processes in composing music. Pianist Adam Tendler from NY presents Cage's Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano tonight. Everyone knows the sound of a piano. A prepared piano is a piano with items added on the top of the strings to alter the sound, creating new resonances or activating adjacent strings. At PSU Lincoln Hall, Room 21. 8PM Free

Photography+Text was a thing. A proponent has been late career artist and Cal Arts prof Jim Goldberg. He speaks tonight. A part of the PSU MFA Lecture Series In the Shattuck Hall Annex, 1914 SW Park Avenue, at the corner of SW Broadway and Hall on the PSU campus. 7:30PM Free

Portland likes talks. And beer. And beer talks. One series is the History Pub sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society. Tonight writer-artist Arcy Douglas and actor Daniel Benzali talk about artist Mark Rothko (1903-1970). Benzali plays Rothko in the Portland Center Stage play, Red, based on one of Rothko's most progressive periods, something that feels fresh today. At the Kennedy School 5736 NE 33rd 7PM Free