In 1941 Cage got a commission for CBS Radio to write music for a radio play. Initially Cage composed work, based on his ideas using electronic sound effects, assuming this could be realized in the CBS studios. A week before the radio broadcast, Cage went over to make the recordings, but since the technician told him it could not be done in such a short time, Cage had to compose another work, just four days before its broadcast. The original manuscript is probably lost.
DJ Kypski, a well-known Dutch dj from the act C-Mon & Kypski, used the SDH recording of ‘Timber’ in a new mix. The mix was made for the Amsterdam Dance Event, a big conference about dance music that took place in Amsterdam.
Music used in the mix:
Spag Heddy – Heavenly Warfare (Basserk)
Sjam & Kypski – The Clocktave (Supertracks)
Dj Mehdi – Wee Bounce (Ed Banger)
Slagwerk Den Haag – Timber (Cantaloupe)
Interview before the worldpremieres of Paregmenon by Jo Kondo and Hotel Panenque, 1973 by Stefan van Eycken. Both works were performed during the November Music festival 2011 in our Sonoreprogram with Quatuor Bozzini:
Aad van Nieuwkerk conducted these interviews for Radio4.