Donate 33 1/3 Albums to Museum Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 4:30 – 8:30pm
Donate 33 1/3 Albums to Museum
Location of Event:Davis - Off Campus
Contact Phone #:530-752-8500
Event Type:Arts and Entertainment
Presented by:Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

In preparation for a fall exhibit, John Cage's 33 1/3, the Manetti Shrem Museum is collecting 33 1/3 record albums. The composer’s first participatory work debuted at UC Davis nearly 50 years ago, in Freeborn Hall. The John Cage website gives this description: “A dozen phonographs and almost 250 records were arranged on tables around a room without chairs on which to sit. Loudspeakers were distributed around the space. The audience was given no instruction, but after a while, people began putting records on the phonographs.” The Manetti Shrem Museum will re-create this experience, inviting the public to play albums on turntables that will fill the exhibition galleries, “celebrating the improvisatory spirit that helped change the course of experimental music and art during the second half of the 20th century.”

Record collection days at the Davis Farmers Market:

  • Saturday, July 22 — 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 16 — 4:30-8:30 p.m.

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