Music of John Cage

ISBN-10: 0521565448

ISBN-13: 9780521565448

Edition: 1996

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This book presents a complete picture of composer John Cage, a leading figure in the post-war avant garde. Providing a historical account of Cage's musical concerns & changing style, the author explains the importance of Cage's work.
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Book details

List price: $62.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/14/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946

Preface
Introduction
"For more new sounds" (1933-1948)
Prelude: Cage's compositional studies
Percussion ensembles
The prepared piano
"To sober and quiet the mind..." (1946-1951)
The sources of a new style
Changes in style and aesthetic
From choice to chance
"Throwing sound into silence" (1951-1956)
Changes in aesthetic
Chart systems
Point-drawing systems
"The Ten Thousand Things"
Indeterminacy (1957-1961)
Sources of indeterminacy
New notations
Musical tools
"Music (not composition)" (1962-1969)
Changes in Cage's life and work in the 1960's
Process and action
Electronics
Simultaneity, abundance, and anarchy
"Joy and bewilderment" (1969-1992)
Return to composition
Work in other media
Program music
Instrumental music
Notes
Sources
Index
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