“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones” – John Cage

Tired of old traditions?

The classical concert format hasn’t changed much in the past 150 years. The audience – sitting quietly for 90 minutes, given only the possibility to clap or not to clap at the end. The performer – most frequently dressed like a penguin, recycling on-stage the same program over and over again. Haven’t we all suffered enough?

How does it work?

We choose 64 things and put them in a hat – before the show, the audience randomly draws out 23 of them. We order the pieces and then… the show can begin!

What things?

A thing can be almost anything, all different kinds of music, a skit or a piece of theatre, a piece of video art, or a combination of all of the above.

What’s your part?

After participating in the lottery, you can take an active part in the show. How? There are no rules, all you need is to think outside the box, and act on your gut instinct. Here are a few examples of audience participation in recent shows.

64 Things is inspired by by John Cage and his song books. We started from the theatrical song “64 things” and enhanced it to become a whole performance. In the original “song”, each of the performers chooses 64 things for himself. The things are placed in a graphic score provided by Cage, and then performed in that particular order – some times simultaneously. We use the same basic idea on a much larger scale with a few alterations, but in principal every show is one new unique piece by Cage.

imagine a concert where neither the audience
nor the performers know what's going to happen next...