John Cage

  • 75 Pages
  • 3.67 MB
  • English
Henmar Press
Dunn, Ro
Statementcomp. by Robert Dunn.
SeriesEdition Peters
The Physical Object
Pagination75 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22357754M

John Cage has 94 books on Goodreads with ratings. John Cage’s most popular book is Silence: Lectures and Writings. John Milton Cage Jr. was an American composer, philosopher, poet, music theorist, artist, John Cage book, and amateur mycologist and mushroom collector. A pioneer of chance music, electronic music and non-standard use of musical instruments, Cage was one of the leading figures of the post-war avant-garde/5.

This is a marvelous, albeit brief, overview of the artistic career of a performance artist that never ceases to amaze: John Cage.

It confronts the reader with themes and questions that arise in the works of Cage, such as the autonomy of the composer, the liberation of sounds, the role of the audience and the dynamics of musical modernism.4/5. Cage's earlier books (Silence and A Year From Monday) had much more to recommend them than his later books.

Both "M" and "X" have a great deal of his deconstructed writings of Joyce, Emerson, Pound, and others.

These do not make for very illuminating or interesting reading. His more conventionally composed writings convey much more to the reader.3/5(4).

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This is a classic book of writings by John Cage, mostly about music and art. In Silence, he explains a lot of the techniques he used when composing, and discusses the value and meaning of music.

If you're familiar with Cage's ideas, you'll want to read these texts, some of which can be a bit off-putting by their form/5(41). of the old ones.” — John Cage. Zen saved John Cage from himself. Suzuki, the great Japanese scholar who introduced Zen to the West, settled in New York in September Cage sought out Suzuki’s classes, and found release from the self-judgment and fear that shattered him in the s.

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Zen showed Cage his true nature: peaceful. The John Cage Trust Library, which includes monographs, journals, artists’ books, magazines, derivative texts, and academic writings, contains almost precisely the same number of books: 1, to Cage’s 1, In it, Cage used 34 materials, as well as a single-track tape, 7 1/2", 3 minutes.

The materials required are mostly related to water, i.e. bath tub, toy fish, pressure cooker, ice cubes (and an electric mixer to crush them), rubber duck, etc., but Cage also. About the Author John Cage, a leading figure of the American musical avant-garde and lecturer and writer extraordinary, dedicated himself to the search for new horizons in musical composition.

His method of composition: an amalgam of chance operations, latitude in performace, the use of electronic sound and the inclusion of ambient noise.4/4(1). This is a classic book of writings by John Cage, mostly about music and art.

In Silence, he explains a lot of the techniques he used when composing, and discusses the value and meaning of music. If you're familiar with Cage's ideas, you'll want to read these texts, some of which can be a bit off-putting by their form/5(41). Song Books (Solos for Voice 3–92) is a collection of short works by John Cage, composed and compiled by the composer in It contains pieces of four kinds: songs, songs with electronics, directions for a theatrical performance, and directions for a.

John Cage, in full John Milton Cage, Jr., (born September 5,Los Angeles, California, U.S.—died AugNew York, New York), American avant-garde composer whose inventive compositions and unorthodox ideas profoundly influenced midth-century music. The son of an inventor, Cage briefly attended Pomona College and then traveled in Europe for a time.

The uniqueness of the book is in how Cage plays with structure in his essays and changes the way the narrative is presented to control how the reader perceives his ideas. The idea is similar to a performer controlling how an audience hears the music they are making/5.

John Cage, a remarkable avant-garde composer (perhaps best known for the work 4'33'' which is performed as total silence), collaborated with textile artist Lois Long in the s to create Mud Book: How to Make Pies and Cakes. Happily for us Princeton Architectural Press has brought back this delightful and charming little book/5.

Silence: Lectures and Writings is a book by American experimental composer John Cage (–), first published in by Wesleyan University Press. Silence is a collection of essays and lectures Cage wrote during the period from to Written in his characteristic “mesostics” (lines of prose poetry linked by a central vertical acrostic), Composition in Retrospect is a statement of methodology in which composer John Cage examines the central issues of his work: indeterminacy, imitation, variable structure and /5(3).

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Among the many books to which John Cage contributed, this book is unique for combining two of Cage’s abiding interests – his interest in the role of chance in the making of art and his interest in mushrooms, which began in the s.

Cage co-founded the New York Mycological Society in with Lois Long and two other friends. Complete Song Books by John Cage: John Cage Song Books: John Cage: Solo for Voice 58 (18 Microtonal Ragas) Sogna Suite: ELECTRIC SERAPHIM New soundscapes for voices and electric guitars: Century 2 La Musique de à Nos Jours: Century 2 La Musique de à Nos Jours: Des musiques pour le Présent/ Music of Today: theatre of voices.

4′33″, musical composition by John Cage created in and first performed on August 29 of that year. It quickly became one of the most controversial musical works of the 20th century because it consisted of silence or, more precisely, ambient sound—what Cage called “the absence of intended.

John Cage (): A Book of Music. For Robert Fizdale and Arthur Gold (). Looking for books by John Cage. See all books authored by John Cage, including Silence: Lectures and Writings, and Mud Book: How to Make Pies and Cakes, and more on In and John Cage delivered the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University, and the accompanying book (Harvard University Press) describes Cage in this way: “Without doubt the most in influential American composer of the last half century, John Cage has had an enormous impact not only on music but on art, literature, the performing arts, and aesthetic.

John Cage was a giant of American experimental music--composer, writer, and artist. He is most widely known for his composition 4'33, whose three movements continue to challenge the definition of music by being performed without playing a single note.

In questioning fundamental tenets of Western music, Cage was often at the center of controversy, and is regarded as an 5/5(1). John Cage is the outstanding composer of avant-garde music today.

The Saturday Review said of him: “Cage possesses one of the rarest qualities of the true creator- that of an original mind- and /5(6). John Cage Book of Days Diary John Cage. 31 Jul Diary.

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15% off. The Boulez-Cage Correspondence. Pierre Boulez. 19 May Paperback. US$ US$ Save US$ Add to basket. 12% off. Escritos al oido. John Cage. 15 Dec Explore books by John Cage with our selection at Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £ Music of Changes is a piece for solo piano by John ed in for pianist and friend David Tudor, it is a ground-breaking piece of indeterminate process of composition involved applying decisions made using the I Ching, a Chinese classic text that is commonly used as a divination system.

The I Ching was applied to large charts of sounds. John Cage's Writings 67 ). Olson was educated at Wesleyan University, Yale and Harvard, where he taught from to From to he held the post of instructor and rector at Black Mountain College, North Carolina. Those were formative years for John Cage, who, on Black Mountain campus,Cited by: 3.

There have never been lectures like these: delivered at Harvard in as the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, they were more like performances, as the audience heard them. John Cage calls them 'mesostics,' a literary form generated by chance (in this case computerized I-Ching chance) operations.

Using the computer as an oracle in conjunction with a large source text. John Cage (American Composers) by David Nicholls and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Read J. Mae Barizo’s essay “Reading John Cage in Rejkjavík” at Lithub.

EVENTS. Me-want-e-mooseic-day, November 1, Siglio at the NY Art Book Fair, SeptBook Launch at the John Cage Trust, September 5, Cage & Cunningham Music & Dance Circus: Aug REVIEWS & EXCERPTS FOR THE HARDCOVER EDITION. John Cage. A wolf in sheep's clothing. Not my aphorism, but the epithet of Michael Finnissy, a composer who worked with Cage and who deeply admires him, but who suggests that the Cageian legacy is.