John Tilbury piano, prepared piano
Frank Denyer piano
Aki Takahashi piano
Christian Wolff piano
David Behrman live electronics
Takehisa Kosugi live electronics
Ilan Volkov conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
To mark the centenary of John Cage's birth, Ilan Volkov has curated a programme that reflects the composer's iconoclastic thinking, fertile imagination and arresting humour.
John Tilbury, who has for decades been associated with Cage's work tonight plays the exquisitely beautiful Concerto for Prepared Piano and Orchestra. Cassette players and plucked cactuses are just two examples of the blindingly original yet almost naively simple thinking that saw Cage - wittingly or otherwise - upturn practically every musical rule in the book.