John Cage's Sonatas and Interludes with the Eight Rasas 

Macao Contemporary Music Association

# Music, Installation


An impromptu emotional journey in music

Inspired by Untitled Event at Black Mountain College, this performance features music, lighting, installation and dance. It combines avant-garde composer John Cage's Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano with projection mapping and dancers' body languages, offering a journey to open the doors of perception and experience the rasas in Indian aesthetics, namely the Erotic, the Comic, the Pathetic, the Furious, the Heroic, the Terrible, the Odious and the Wondrous. After savouring these eight rasas, we may experience the ninth – the Tranquil.


Duration: Approximately 1 hour
Performed in Cantonese
Suitable for ages 6 and up


1. Latecomers will not be admitted
2. Audience will be seated on the floor, comfortable clothing is recommended


Concept and Piano Performance: Monic Kei 
Lighting Design: Sam Leong 
Stage Manager: Mavi Tang
Choreography: Keith Lao 
Installation Concept Design: Wong Weng Io
Installation Design: David Shao, Carlos Wong and Theodore Choi 
Text: Hiohei Lam 

Old Court Building Blackbox Theatre
22/1 | Sat | 18:00, 21:00
23/1 | Sun | 15:00
Black Box Theatre, Old Court Building (accessible by stairs only)

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