Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


The Water Music Project takes place in Leipzig and in all of its sister cities between 07th of March and 15th of March 2013. The performance can be seen live or online in a live-stream within the Space for No Thing []. The title of John Cage's Water Music changes, uniquely, depending on where it is played. It is one of his first performance compositions; the pianist performs with whistles, sirens, playing cards, radios, and of course, water.

Participating Sister Cities of Leipzig are: Bologna [Italy], Birmingham [England], Brno [Czech Republic], Housten [USA], Lyon [France], Thessaloniki [Greece], Travnik [Bosnia and Herzegovina], Kiew [Ukraine], Addis Abeba [Ethiopia] and Nanjing [China]

March 14, 2013

Funded and coordinated by:
Goethe-Institut Addis Abeba


Yared School of Music, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Girma Yifrashewa

The concert was followed by a lecture about John Cage, a lecture about contemporary music by the director of the Yared School of Music, a panel discussion, a small exhibition about Cage´s work and his life, a reading about the piece »Watr Music« by the pianist and a closing perfromance by Alessandro Olla, which he dedicated to Cage.


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