UM: Morels & Music

Michigan Radio reports that two University of Michigan professors are staging a tribute to John Cage – a musical morel mushroom hunt – as a nod to the composer, who was known to hunt for morels in this area. Michael Gurevich, Tim James and their students will use the sounds of their surroundings – Bird Hills Nature Area – to create their compositions. Says Gurevich: ”There’ll probably be planes flying overhead because the sonic environment isn’t quiet around here. There’ll be birds chirping, squirrels. We might make some other sounds like whistling or clapping our hands. And there’ll be probably cries of excitement when someone finds a morel mushroom, we hope.” The event is on Saturday, April 14 at 11 a.m. [Source]