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Silence : lectures and writings

Author: John Cage; Kyle Gann
Publisher: Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, [2011]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 50th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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Special edition of the book that revolutionized our understanding of how we make and experience art.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cage, John.
Silence.
Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, [2011]
(DLC) 2011936816
Named Person: John Cage
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Cage; Kyle Gann
ISBN: 9780819571779 0819571776
OCLC Number: 794491328
Notes: "First printing, 1961, Wesleyan paperback, 1973."
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 276 pages)
Contents: Foreword to 50th anniversary edition / Kyle Gann --
The future of music : credo --
Experimental music --
Experimental music : doctrine --
Composition as process. I. Changes ; II. Indeterminacy ; III. Communication --
Composition. To describe the process of composition used in music of changes and imaginary landscape no. 4 ; To describe the process of composition used in music for piano 21-52 --
Forerunners of modern music --
History of experimental music in the United States --
Erik Satie --
Edgard Varèse --
Four statements on the dance. Goal : new music, new dance ; Grace and clarity ; In this day --
; 2 pages, 122 words on music and dance --
On Robert Rauschenberg, artist, and his work --
Lecture on nothing --
Lecture on something --
45' for a speaker --
Where are we going? and What are we doing? --
Indeterminacy --
Music lovers' field companion.
Responsibility: by John Cage ; [with foreword by Kyle Gann].

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"Cage's 1959 'Lecture on Nothing'...remains a touchstone for artists thinking about how to empty their work of themselves. It has just reappeared in a 50th anniversary edition of Cage's classic first Read more...

 
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