Chance Operation-The John Cage Tribute

A Chance Operation-The John Cage Tribute

     
 
This collection features works by various luminaries in the international avant-garde performing works by or in memoriam of the iconoclastic composer John Cage. Performances range from David Tudor's electronic explorations to Patrick Moraz's performance of Cage's "Dances for Prepared Piano." The irony will

Overview

This collection features works by various luminaries in the international avant-garde performing works by or in memoriam of the iconoclastic composer John Cage. Performances range from David Tudor's electronic explorations to Patrick Moraz's performance of Cage's "Dances for Prepared Piano." The irony will not be lost on fans of Cage's work that a recorded tribute album for a composer who disliked the recorded medium is at best a strange tribute. But that said, considering the uniqueness of the collection -- and indeed the clout of the listed performers -- even the most orthodox of Cage disciples will be pleased with this recording. Each disc of this two-disc set is split up into nearly 100 tracks, making either a special treat or grand annoyance for those with the shuffle-play feature on their CD players. Laurie Anderson is featured reading texts by Cage over her own compositions on several tracks, and these add a fair amount of unity to this sprawling collection. The final work on this recording is entitled "New York City" and is an ambient recording of the environment outside Cage's apartment. ~ Mark W. B. Allender

Product Details

Release Date:
11/18/1993
Label:
Koch Int'l Classics
UPC:
0099923723820
catalogNumber:
7238

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Excerpt from Thirty Pieces for String Quartet
  2. Three Dances for Two Prepared Pianos, Dance #1
  3. First Four-Language Word Event
  4. Six Melodies Variation for Solo Violin
  5. A Cage Went in Search of a Bird
  6. Three Solos for Trumpet
  7. Cunningham Stories (At the Age of Twelve...)
  8. Haiku FM
  9. Art Is Self-Alteration Is Cage Is...
  10. Webwork
  11. Georgia Stone

Disc 2

  1. Cunningham Stories (Merce Cunningham Phoned His Mother...)
  2. Chance/Choice
  3. 75 Letters and Improvisation
  4. Living Room Music
  5. Ergodos I for John Cage
  6. Cunningham Stories (Every Morning...)
  7. Factory Preset
  8. 4' 33"
  9. In Memoriam John Cage -- Call Waiting
  10. Aria
  11. Cunningham Stories (The Cunningham Company...)
  12. New York City

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robert Ashley   Track Performer
Takehisa Kosugi   Track Performer
James Tenney   Track Performer
Laurie Anderson   Track Performer
John Cale   Track Performer
David Tudor   Track Performer
Christian Wolff   Track Performer
Ken Nordine   Track Performer
Oregon   Track Performer
Ralph Towner   Synthesizer
Glen Moore   Contrabass (Vocal)
Kronos Quartet   Track Performer
Patrick Moraz   Piano,Track Performer
Yoko Ono   Track Performer
Meredith Monk   Track Performer
Jackson Mac Low   Track Performer
Larry Austin   Track Performer
Robert Black   Double Bass,Track Performer
Frank Zappa   Track Performer
Reek Havoc   Sampling
Paul McCandless   Bass Clarinet,Oboe,Soprano Saxophone
Ryuichi Sakamoto   Track Performer
David Van Tieghem   Track Performer
Roger Zahab   Violin,Track Performer
Anne Tardos   Track Performer
Kris Nordine   Vocals,Sampled Piano
Earle Brown   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Robert Ashley   Programming,Producer
John Cage   Introduction
Takehisa Kosugi   Producer
James Tenney   Producer
Laurie Anderson   Producer
John Cale   Producer
David Tudor   Producer
Christian Wolff   Liner Notes
Oregon   Producer
Ralph Towner   Liner Notes
Kronos Quartet   Producer
Patrick Moraz   Producer,Liner Notes
Yoko Ono   Producer
Meredith Monk   Liner Notes
Jackson Mac Low   Producer,Liner Notes
Larry Austin   Producer,Liner Notes
Akio Akashi   Programming
Rev. Gary Davis   Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Frank Zappa   Producer
Bryce Goggin   Engineer
David Harrington   Liner Notes
David Meschter   Engineer
Ryuichi Sakamoto   Producer
Judith Sherman   Producer
David Van Tieghem   Producer,Engineer
Michael Fine   Producer,Liner Notes
Doug Dubrow   Engineer
Susan Hapgood   Contributor
Bob Henrickson   Engineer
Steve Kraatz   Programming,MIDI
Cornelia Lauf   Contributor
Roger Zahab   Liner Notes
Anne Tardos   Producer,Liner Notes
Aaron Heller   Engineer
Kris Nordine   Engineer,Wavestation
Steven Smith   Producer
Ben Rizzi   Engineer

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