We Are All Musician 我们都是音乐家
About the Event 关于活动
A scene from the era of black and white TV appears: the host was giving an introduction of the musician and announced that there would be a special performance tonight. Then the musician whispered something to the host, and the host told audience the objects to be used for the performance: kettles, toy ducks, ice cubes, crusher, a bathtub, five radios, a pressure cooker and a grand piano…The performance was completed within the laughing of the audience. The musician walked among these objects, turned on the radios, filled the kettle with water, placed flowers in the bathtub, crushed the ice cubes, struck the piano, constantly pushed and pulled the piston of the pressure cooker, took the flowers out of the bathtub, and played the piano a little bit every now and then… It was a TV program of the 1960s and the performer was John Cage.
Composed in 1959, the work was entitled Water Walk. Back in the end of 1930s, John Cage raised idea of “dailiness” in musical composition, meaning to make music through objects of daily use. His earlier practice witnessed the addition of objects onto piano to change its original tone. Afterwards, a group of mischievous avant-garde musicians including John Cage opened up a broader realm for musical composition. Borrowing Beuys’ idea of “everyone is an artist”, they paraphrased it into “everyone is a musician”.
During the workshop, artist Jun-Y Ciao together with all the participants will explore the sounds of daily objects. He will instruct and inspire participants to make musical instruments with daily objects and in the end of the workshop, a contemporary music performance featuring these objects and musical instruments hereby made will be presented. Wait no more! Bring your pots and pans and come to RAM to play with music!
黑白老电视中的一幕：主持人介绍音乐家，并且告诉大家今天有一个特别的表演。然后，音乐家在主持人耳边嘀咕了几下，主持人道出了表演时用到的物件：水壶，玩具鸭子，冰块和粉碎机，浴缸，五个收音机，气压锅，大钢琴……接下来的表演在现场观众的嬉笑中完成。音乐家在这些物件中踱步，打开收音机，将水壶装满水，把花放进浴缸，粉碎冰块，敲打钢琴，抽拉气压锅活塞，把花从浴缸中拿起，不时地又弹几下钢琴……这个是1960年的一个电视节目，表演者是约翰·凯奇 (John Cage)。
About the Instructor 关于导师
Jun-Y Ciao is an ，artist and musician. He is a ，member of free music duo “MTDM” (with Tao Yi), founder of “tThe Free Music Collective of Shanghai”, member of artist collective “ZUZHI”, long-term contributing editor of the “Art World” magazine, and founder of independent art institution “Where is the Zeitgeist?” - Editing Office.