In Memoriam of Lou Cohen: John Cage in The Park

OpenSound closed its 2017 concert series with a performance of John Cage’s “Variations III” in Seven Hills Park, in Davis Square.

Since 2005, OpenSound has been a home for Boston-based improvisers, sound artists, dancers, and creative thinkers, as well as for regional, national, and international touring artists. For many years its final concert was a performance of John Cage’s Variations III, curated by the series co-director, Lou Cohen, a student and colleague of Cage and Christian Wolff.

When Lou passed away in 2013, OpenSound organized several events in his memory, including an important concert and memorial including 100 musicians performing Variations III at the Somerville Armory. This event was powerful in bringing together members of Boston’s family, many of whom had since spread throughout the United States, and a wonderful expression of remembrance, support, and creativity.

Mattress Factory Sessions Presents: The Horse-Eyed Men

The Horse-Eyed Men are Noah and Dylan Harley, two brothers who play original disgruntled Americana and country. Raised by musical humans in a former candy store outside of Providence RI, their music mixes spaghetti-western themes with cabaret, ragtime, and post-partum punk.

Urban Lattice

lat·tice
noun
a structure consisting of strips of wood or metal crossed and fastened together with square or diamond-shaped spaces left between, used typically as a screen or fence or as a support for climbing plants.

synonyms: grid, latticework, fretwork, open framework, openwork, trellis, trelliswork, espalier, grille, network, mesh,…etcetera

Studebaker: The Great Independent


From the speedway comes their stamina . . . from the skyway comes their style

You’re out of date without an eight

Smart to be seen in . . . smarter to buy

Your thrifty one in ’51

Studebaker-the great independent

The common sense cars

Craftsmanship with Flair

First by far with a post-war car

Grizzles by Lou Cohen

Lou Cohen, born 1937, has composed music since age 11. He studied mathematics at MIT, and has studied music privately. Composition teachers include John Cage, Ernst Levy and Alan Kemler.

He studied harpsichord and early music performance practice with John Gibbons.

Performers:

Dirk Adams, Polly Hanson, Clara Kebabian, Jesse Kenas-Collins, Joshua Jefferson, Andrea Pensado, Melanie Hedlund, Jane Wang, Audrey Chen, Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø, flandrew fleisenberg, lou bunk