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Joan Retallack's conversations with Cage represent the first consideration of his artistic production in its entirety, across genres. Informed by the perspective of age, Cage's comments range freely from his theories of chance and indeterminate composition to his long-time collaboration with Merce Cunningham to the aesthetics of his multi-media works. A composer for whom t ...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published January 19th 1996 by Wesleyan
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Wonderful. Cage is at his best "in person," I feel.

Can't wait to read the earlier book of interviews, "For The Birds," soon.
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Really wonderful. I felt like I was having tea with John Cage.
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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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