Silent Piano  Oct 2012

CMR Gallery  4 weeks 33 hours - Centennial activities celebrating the life and work of composer, artist, author and thinker, John Cage (1912-1992).  

During a month long residency, John Cage’s work was researched by a number of artists who responded in a variety of ways.

 

Silent Piano is Ray's response to Cage's visual art rather than his music with reference to his ‘Prepared Piano’ music. 

 

After spending 4 days and 33 hours experimenting, working with and dismantling an upright piano, Ray invited the audience at CMR to throw chance-selected parts at a randomly generated grid of numbers projected onto the walls and ceiling creating the final piece by bouncing into A bed of plaster.