Pianist Elaine Rombola will perform selections from John Cage’s famous “Sonatas and Interludes,” which premiered at Black Mountain College. Arrive early to see her prepare the in-gallery piano to Cage’s specifications by inserting screws, erasers, paper clips, and other objects into the strings.
A defining feature of the education and experience at Black Mountain College was the integration of all art forms—music, dance, film, theater, and visual arts—with the liberal arts. Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957 includes a grand piano and a 20 x 20 foot sprung dance floor within the galleries so that dance and music performances may take place alongside paintings and sculptures in a nod to the college’s radical interdisciplinarity. Performances will be presented throughout; see icaboston.org/bmc for details.