FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington will present a concert dedicated to the music and creative legacy of American composer John Cage.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the performance space in the Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF campus.

There will also be a panel featuring Liz Phillips, Phil Carlsen, Nate Aldrich — who work across music, sound and movement — who will discuss the sounds and ideas of Cage from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m earlier that day at the performance space in Emery.

The concert series is part of an international celebration of the centennial of the birth of Cage, considered one of the most influential and controversial artists of the 20th century.

The concert will present a broad range of this pioneering composer’s work spanning 50 years and will include performances by Grammy-Award winning pianist Paul Sullivan, internationally recognized percussionist Gustavo Aguilar and the UMF Experimental Arts Ensemble, and the experimental music collective Les Trois Etoiles.

All events are free and open to the public. The tribute is co-sponsored by the University of Maine Intermedia MFA Program and the University of Maine at Farmington Department of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry.

It is part of the UMF University Forum.

For information, visit sound.umf.maine.edu or send an email to [email protected]

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