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John Cage

Author: David Nicholls
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2007.
Series: American composers.
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"John Cage was a giant of American experimental music - composer, writer, and artist. He is most widely known for his 1952 composition 4'33", whose three movements continue to challenge the definition of music by being performed without playing a single note. In questioning fundamental tenets of Western music, Cage was often at the center of controversy and is regarded as an important contributor to many facets of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nicholls, David, 1955-
John Cage.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2007
(OCoLC)639366174
Named Person: John Cage; John Cage; John Cage
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Nicholls
ISBN: 9780252032158 0252032152
OCLC Number: 86038605
Description: 144 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prelude --
The west coast, 1912-42 --
New York #1, 1942-54 --
Stony Point, 1954-70 --
New York #2, 1970-92 --
Postlude.
Series Title: American composers.
Responsibility: David Nicholls.
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John Cage is widely known for his 1952 composition 4'33, whose three movements continue to challenge the definition of music by being performed without playing a single note. This book provides an  Read more...

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