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Composer John Cage moved from New York to Champaign-Urbana in 1967 to become an Associate of the Center for Advanced Studies and Visiting Professor of Music of the University of Illinois. Cage’s appointment to the university was due in part to the efforts of Lejaren Hiller, who served as the director of the University’s Experimental Music Studio between 1958 and 1968, and the two men eventually worked together on the piece “HPSCHD,” which premiered in 1969 at the university’s newly-built Assembly Hall. While at the University Cage organized special performance art programs that he called “happenings.” This term became commonly used to describe loosely defined “choreography” that encouraged spontaneous interactions between “visitors” (i.e., the audience) and “objects,” (e.g., performers and musical instruments). This exhibit explores through photographs, programs, posters, newspaper clippings, and artifacts several of Cage’s dynamic multimedia collaborations with faculty, students, and artists from the local community.