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An extremely diverse selection of musical notations that throughly documents just how expanded such notation had become by the middle of the 'twentieth' century.
Published 1969 by Something Else Press
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Feb 06, 2008 tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all serious muscians
Shelves: music
This bk was extremely exciting for me & is still of the utmost importance. As a young "d composer" I was very concerned w/ breaking out of almost every established musical practice. As an old fart I still am. This bk showed me a huge array of the experimentation that'd been done - mostly by composers who were expanding scores to try to address the general expansion of what was considered NEW MUSIC - music that embraced noise & extended playing techniques. Thank goodness for the deep scho ...more
I read this book sometime in March to accompany my thesis research, and as with all things John Cage it was quirky, beautiful, enigmatic. Will read again in life.
Jul 08, 2011 Creiche rated it it was amazing
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John Milton Cage Jr. was an American composer, philosopher, poet, music theorist, artist, printmaker, 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. Critics have lauded him as one of the most influential American composers of the 20th century. He ...more
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