Britt Bunyard, “Fungi Synecdoche [A Hidden World]” (Audio)
We are all aware of mushrooms and other fungi all around us. But how much do we know about life within the fungus among us? John Cage taught us to take our time and to look closely. This discussion, with beautiful photography, will feature mushrooms familiar to us all ... then we will look even closer and explore the fungi and other amazing organisms that live in and on those mushrooms--many of which you have probably eaten!
John Cage was an enthusiastic mycologist who expressed his interest in fungi in his music, his text compositions, and his visual art works, as well as in his lifelong mushroom collecting and identification activities. Organized by the John Cage Trust, John Cage Mycology Day, was a one-day event, featuring a mushroom walk and afternoon presentations, that celebrate Cage's passion for mushrooms and his multifarious contributions to mycology.