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John Cage


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Experimental composer and theorist

Status:

John Cage died in 1992.

See also:

John Cage's site

Wikipedia's entry on John Cage

John Cage online (a list of links)

Arsty's link to John Cage's art

Comparisons:

Singular

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

John Cage was a prolific and famous 20th Century composer and theorist.

Comments about live performance of his work:

[See Wikipedia's Europera entry.]
     A couple of people wander around the stage singing random arias. A piano drops in lush unrelated music, and a phonograph plays old opera records. All at the same time. Plus long silences. I love it! (jzitt@humansystems.com)

Recordings:

The many recordings of his compositions include:


Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)

Release info:

2000—Wergo

Availability:

Wide on release

Ecto priority:

Recommended for those who appreciate the off-beat

Comments:

OK, so you sorta have to be in the mood to hear an eight-CD set of somebody reading his diary. Invigorating and mindblowing. (jzitt@humansystems.com)

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