Lecture on Nothing / Paris

  • Musée du Louvre 99 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris France

In his discussions with the Louvre relating to the plans for his residency, Robert Wilson often spoke of John Cage’s determining influence. By choosing to perform the Lecture on Nothing given by the composer in New York in 1949, Wilson pays tribute to “something entirely new, a completely different mode of thought, an experience of limitless freedom.” Wilson embraces this poetic manifesto—more composed than written—remaining marvelously faithful to Cage’s mischievous sense of humor and rebellious spirit. 

Lecture on Nothing, performed by Robert Wilson, is a commission of the RuhrTriennale.