Saturday, February 23, 2013
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
A Room, for Piano. John Cage (1912 - 1992). Works for Piano & Prepared Piano, Vol. I. Joshua Pierce, piano
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Following, of course, the general outlines of the Christian life. I myself tend to think of catching trains more than Christianity.
John Cage, from Silence
Friday, February 25, 2011
Each act is virgin. Even the repeated ones.
Rene Char (quoted by John Cage)
Sunday, February 6, 2011
John Cage in the comics. (via)
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Difference between pennilessness now and pennilessness then: now we’ve got unquestioned credit.
John Cage, from Diary: How to improve the world (you will only make matters worse)
Thursday, October 21, 2010
John Cage - 4’33” by David Tudor
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
theres poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing
John Cage (via David Antin)
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Antin on Art Historians
now i also take a dim view of comparisons and im always
surprised by the excellent art historians in my school because
theyre always comparing things apparently all art historians are
born with two slide projectors and you might be surprised at
what can be compared by means of them a wooden shoe and
a gothic cathedral for example though they dont do that but
ive often wondered why not because its possible to compare
anything to anything else once theyre in the same place
From D. Antin’s John Cage Uncaged is Still Cagey. (I’m thinking he means once art historians are in the same place. Not the objects. This book is a brilliant piece of work. Even by Antin standards.)
This is a cool idea, in honor of Cage’s birthday on Sunday. Take what’s in your Itunes that lasts 4’33”, look up “how to take a screenshot on a Mac” and then post it to your blog.
Interestingly, neither my screenshot nor the other two I’ve seen show a recording of 4’33”. I erased mine a few months back and I don’t remember why. Except for the obvious reason.
One of the best books I’ve read this year is about 4’33”.
I’m sure Cage was a Maneater, so…