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John Cage

John Cage
Born: Sep 5, 1912 in Los Angeles, CA
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Died: Aug 12, 1992 in New York, NY
Genre: Classical, Other
Biography: The most influential and controversial American experimental composer of the 20th century, John Cage was the father of indeterminism, a Zen-inspired aesthetic which expelled all notions of choice from the creative process. Rejecting the most deeply held compositional principles of the past -- logical ...Read full biography
Empty Words - Parte III
Released: 1991
Label: Ampersand
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This double CD represents a rare 1977 appearance in Milan by John Cage, performing a solo vocal work based on the writing of Henry David Thoreau. Using reduction and abstraction of the text, he turns the ...Read full review
Indeterminacy: New Aspect of Form in Instrumental and Electronic Music
Released: 1959
Label: Smithsonian - Folkways
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This two-CD set reissues the legendary early-'60s discs in which Cage relates enlightening and entertaining stories from his life, from ancient texts, from secondhand sources, and from spontaneous insight, ...Read full review