The Music Of John Cage
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📒The Music Of John Cage ✍ James Pritchett
✏The Music of John Cage Book Summary : The first book to examine fully the work of John Cage, leading figure of the post-war musical avant-garde.
📒Writings Through John Cage S Music Poetry And Art ✍ David W. Bernstein
✏Writings through John Cage s Music Poetry and Art Book Summary : This volume looks at the creative work of the great avant-gardist John Cage from an exciting interdisciplinary perspective, exploring his activities as a composer, performer, thinker, and artist. The essays in this collection grew out of a pivotal gathering during which a spectrum of participants including composers, music scholars, and visual artists, literary critics, poets, and filmmakers convened to examine Cage's extraordinary artistic legacy. Beginning with David Bernstein's introductory essay on the reception of Cage's music, the volume addresses topics ranging from Cage's reluctance to discuss his homosexuality, to his work as a performer and musician, and his forward-looking, provocative experimentation with electronic and other media. Several of the essays draw upon previously unseen sketches and other source materials. Also included are transcripts of lively panel discussions among some of Cage's former colleagues. Taken together, this collection is a much-needed contribution to the study of one of the most significant American artists of the twentieth century.
📒Writings About John Cage ✍ Richard Kostelanetz
✏Writings about John Cage Book Summary : Distinguished composers, performers, and critics offer views of one of the most important figures in twentieth-century music
📒No Such Thing As Silence ✍ Kyle Gann
✏No Such Thing as Silence Book Summary : A discussion of John Cage's "4'33"," a mid-twentieth-century musical work composed entirely of silence, providing a cultural context for the piece, and examining the musical, philosophical, and environmental factors that influenced Cage.
📒John Cage ✍ David Patterson
✏John Cage Book Summary : First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
📒Musicage ✍ John Cage
✏MUSICAGE Book Summary : "I was obliged to find a radical way to work -- to get at the real, at the root of the matter," John Cage says in this trio of dialogues, completed just days before his death. His quest for the root of the matter led him beyond the bounds of the conventional in all his musical, written, and visual pieces. The resulting expansion of the definition of art -- with its concomitant emphasis on innovation and invention--earned him a reputation as one of America's most influential contemporary artists. 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 multimedia works. A composer for whom the whole world -- with its brimming silences and anarchic harmonies -- was a source of music, Cage once claimed, "There is no noise, only sounds." As these interviews attest, that penchant for testing traditions reached far beyond his music. His lifelong project, Retallack writes in her comprehensive introduction, was "dislodging cultural authoritarianism and gridlock by inviting surprising conjunctions within carefully delimited frameworks and processes." Consummate performer to the end, Cage delivers here just such a conjunction -- a tour de force that provides new insights into the man and a clearer view of the status of art in the 20th century.
📒The Cambridge Companion To John Cage ✍ David Nicholls
✏The Cambridge Companion to John Cage Book Summary : Celebrates the richness and diversity of Cage's achievements, providing a rounded portrait of an influential composer.
📒John Cage S Theatre Pieces ✍ William Fetterman
✏John Cage s Theatre Pieces Book Summary : The experimental composer John Cage (1912-1992) is best known for his works in percussion, prepared piano, and electronic music, but he is also acknowledged to be one of the most significant figures in 20th century theatre. In Cage's work in theatre composition there is a blurring of the distinctions between music, dance, literature, art and everyday life. Here, William Fetterman examines the majority of those compositions by Cage which are audial as well as visual in content, beginning with his first work in this genre in 1952, and continuing through 1992. Much of the information in this study comes from previously undocumented material discovered among the unpublished scores and notes of Cage and his frequent collaborator David Tudor, as well as author's interviews with Cage and with individuals closely associated with his work, including David Tudor, Merce Cunningham, Bonnie Bird, Mary Caroline Richards, and Ellsworth Snyder.
📒Form And Structure In The Music Of John Cage ✍ Deborah Ann Campana
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📒John Cage ✍ Sara Haefeli
✏John Cage Book Summary : This annotated bibliography uncovers the wealth of resources available on the life and music of John Cage, one of the most influential and fascinating composers of the twentieth-century. The guide will focus on documentary studies, archival resources, scholarly research, and autobiographical materials, and place the composer and his work in a larger context of postmodern philosophy, art and theater movements, and contemporary politics. It will support emerging scholarship and inquiry for future research on Cage, with carefully selected sources and useful annotations.