The City Wears a Slouch Hat

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Presented by line upon line percussion at First Street Studio, Austin TX

Nov 30
Dec 02
The City Wears a Slouch Hat

A John Cage show.

Before 4’33” or indeterminacy, John Cage forged the early identity of percussion music with wildly imaginative and complex creations. He stated that “Percussion music is revolution. Sound and rhythm have too long been submissive to the restrictions of 19th century music.” He was right, he changed that, and we as percussionists are grateful.


first construction (in metal) (1939)

but what about the noise of crumpling paper… (1985)

the city wears a slouch hat (1942)

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In advance: $15

At the Door: $18

Students: $10


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There will be a 7:30pm pre-show chat before each performance.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.



First Street Studio

2400 East Cesar Chavez Street, Suite 202, Austin, TX 78702

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The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.


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