Joel Sachs

The Dome, Bramall Music Building
Tuesday 16 February 2016 (17:00-18:15)
Photograph of Joel Sachs
Photograph of Joel Sachs

Joel Sachs piano

  • Cage Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano

Julliard Professor, conductor and concert pianist Joel Sachs performs John Cage’s 70-minute masterpiece for prepared piano. Sonatas and Interludes is a collection of twenty short piece written between 1946 and 1948, taking inspiration from the eight elements of the Rasa (heroism, eroticism, wonder, mirth, sorrow, fear, anger, and tranquillity) and reflects the composer's newfound interest in Indian philosophy. Cage’s development of the prepared piano - the use of foreign objects in and attached to the pianos strings and hammers - enabled him to create new colours and textures never before heard from one instrument.

Please note that there is no interval in this concert and latecomers will not be admitted. Due to the nature of the piece being performed we ask that those attending the concert stay for the duration of the performance.

Venue: The Dome, Bramall Music Building

Tickets: £5, £3 concessions/students (Available via the online shop or on the door)