Conversing with Cage / Edition 2

Conversing with Cage / Edition 2

by Richard Kostelanetz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415937922

ISBN-13: 9780415937924

Pub. Date: 11/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

John Cage was perhaps the 20th century's most radical classical composer. From his famous "silent" piece (4'33") to his proclamation that "all sound is music," Cage stretched the aesthetic boundaries of what could be performed in the modern concert hall. But, more than that, Cage was a provocative cultural figure, who played a key role in inspiring scores of other

Overview

John Cage was perhaps the 20th century's most radical classical composer. From his famous "silent" piece (4'33") to his proclamation that "all sound is music," Cage stretched the aesthetic boundaries of what could be performed in the modern concert hall. But, more than that, Cage was a provocative cultural figure, who played a key role in inspiring scores of other artists -- and social philosophers -- in the second half of the 20th century. Through his life and work, he created revolutions in thinking about art, and its relationship to the world around us. Conversing with Cage is the ideal introduction to this world, offering in the artist's own words his ideas about life and art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415937924
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
1Autobiography1
2Precursors39
3His Own Music (to 1970)61
4His Own Music (after 1970)85
5His Performances107
6His Writings139
7Radio and Audiotape163
8Visual Arts179
9Dance203
10Successors211
11Esthetics221
12Pedagogy255
13Social Philosophy273
Coda305
Acknowledgments307
Bibliography313
Some of the Interviewers319
Index325

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