—A Room, for Piano
A Room, for Piano. John Cage (1912 - 1992). Works for Piano & Prepared Piano, Vol. I. Joshua Pierce, piano
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
Each act is virgin. Even the repeated ones.
—Rene Char (quoted by John Cage)
John Cage in the comics. (via)
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)
John Cage - 4’33” by David Tudor
theres poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing
—John Cage (via David Antin)
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.)
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…