American Maverick: John Cage

For the American Bicentennial, John Cage delivered an ambitious commemoration. Renga spills over a vast symphonic canvas, its scale and length determined not by the composer but by the performers themselves. Renga is more than a piece. It is hypnotic, ecstatic. It is an experience that comes around all too rarely, more vital now than its boundary-shattering series of premieres in 1976.  

Video production by the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, developed in collaboration with the John Cage Trust.


Michael Tilson Thomas


San Francisco Symphony



The Seasons


Renga (with video)

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