In celebration of the John Cage centenary, Lincoln Center recruited composer Phil Kline to produce “Dreamcitynine.” The exhibit draws upon the words and voices of Jim Jarmusch, Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Bill T. Jones, Susie Ibarra, and Nona Hendryx, among sixty writers, artists, and musicians, for a GPS-based work inspired by “Indeterminacy,” Cage’s collection of one-minute epiphanies.
The app, which is available for download on both Androids and iPhones, allows viewers to wander through Lincoln Center and hear different stories depending on the location. Hot spots are triggered by GPS locations indicated on a map. Users can also access the 60 stories played in prearranged sequence, with 60 percussionists providing live accompaniment, by tapping the hot spot on the digital app.
The installation runs through Sunday at Lincoln Center.