Photo: Cage-Cunningham oven manual, John Cage Trust.
Tomorrow, the Lincoln Center Festival, which has been very strong on music this year, will present Merce Fair, a daylong tribute to the late Merce Cunningham in various spaces at the Jazz at Lincoln Center complex. Needless to say, the music of John Cage and allied composers will figure strongly in the proceedings, which go from ten in the morning until ten at night. (On the page linked above, you can download a handy pdf of the complete schedule.) Starting at 3:50PM, the spectacular Allen Room will be the scene of a series of Musicians' Concerts, with work of John King, David Behrman, Alvin Lucier, David Tudor, Christian Wolff, and, of course, Cage himself. Selections from Cunningham and Cage's manuscripts will be on display on the fifth floor of Jazz at Lincoln Center, courtesy of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.