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John Cage

John Cage

Author: Rob Haskins
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2012.
Series: Critical lives (London, England)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"American composer, writer, artist and philosopher John Cage (1912-1992) is best known for his experimental composition '4'33"', a musical score in which the performer makes no sound for the duration of the piece. The purpose, Cage said, was for the audience to listen to the sounds of the environment around them while the piece was performed. Groundbreaking pieces such as '4'33"' and 'Sonatas and Interludes' not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
collective biographies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Haskins, Rob, 1960-
John Cage.
London : Reaktion Books, 2012
Named Person: John Cage; John Cage
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Haskins
ISBN: 9781861899439 1861899432
OCLC Number: 828424541
Notes: "Select discography"--Page 177-178
Description: 1 online resource (180 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Becoming --
Audacity --
Non-attachment --
Eminence --
Doyen --
Parting --
Series Title: Critical lives (London, England)
Responsibility: Rob Haskins.


In John Cage, Rob Haskins outlines how the controversial artist contributed to twentieth-century music, literature and art. Haskins considers John Cage's life, art, ideas and work, evaluating the  Read more...


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