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Feb 06, 2008 tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all serious muscians
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
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 ...moreMore about John Cage...