‘The City Wears A Slouch Hat’ – Original recording + great anecdote

On March 10  2012 we will play the NL première of John Cage‘s radio play ‘The City Wears a Slouch Hat‘ in Theater aan het Spui, The Hague. Below you can hear a big part the original radio broadcast:

Great anecdote on the official website:

‎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.