John Cage’s best-known composition is often referred to with this descriptive shorthand: “four minutes and 33 seconds of silence.” The experimental composer’s work, however, celebrates all of the many cacophonous ways to make and experience sound. You can experience some of them during his centennial year.
Men classically dominate the global sports scene. Their female counterparts go unnoticed, especially in developing nations. Elizabeth Stanton, a journalist and documentary filmmaker, traveled to Ecuador on assignment. She noticed a void in coverage of female sports.
The Illinois Symphony Orchestra has a new music director.The Bloomington-Normal-based orchestra has chosen 41-year-old Massachusetts native Alastair Willis for the position after a search that took two years.