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Includes lectures, essays, diaries and other writings, including "How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)" and "Juilliard Lecture." ...more
Paperback, 179 pages
Published May 1st 1967 by Wesleyan University Press
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Dan Hass
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Zen inspired composer, writer, teacher, artist John Cage was one of the most inportant and challenging artists in the 20th century. His music challenged centuries old concepts of music and performance and his his zen influence was ever present. His writings are superb displays of a brilliant mind, a classic wit and a gentle spirit.
Jesse Brown
May 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
another book i come back to every few months
Saul Hudacin
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
these writings are alarmingly prophetic, and his poetry is beautiful and inventive.
James Lavender
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
sounds aren't people, they're sounds, silly! ...more
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2 stars for turning me onto the music of Toshi Ichiyanagi
Dec 02, 2009 marked it as to-read
Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Chapter 14, as one of Two Books by John Cage.
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A collection of Cage's writings and interviews. Cage's writings always make me laugh, even though I skip most of his texts in graphic formats. ...more
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He was gifted with a sunny disposition...
Mar 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
Cage has an amazing take on sound and hence, on life.
Marcos Faria
É um livro difícil de acompanhar pra pessoas que, como eu, não tem muito conhecimento da vanguarda do pós-guerra ou de música contemporânea. Mas vale pelas idéias de Cage sobre a incorporar à obra o ruído, o acaso, tudo o que sempre foi considerado não-obra. Isso vale inclusive para a forma como ele escreve, usando o I Ching e outros geradores de padrões para criar as regras dos seus textos. O resultado é que às vezes uma história fica sem começo nem fim, mas o propósito é justamente esse.

Simon Sweetman
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Finally got to this - having had it on my shelf for absolutely years. As much a headfuck and a treat by the type and design as for the content. Brilliant composer and diarist and thinker and writer.
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Wholesale fustian platitudes. I prefer Cage's letters. ...more
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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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