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A Room, for Piano. John Cage (1912 - 1992). Works for Piano & Prepared Piano, Vol. I. Joshua Pierce, piano

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proustitute:

John Cage and David Tudor, 1962 (via)

proustitute:

John Cage and David Tudor, 1962 (via)

(via boringmusic)

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"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

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"Each act is virgin. Even the repeated ones."

— Rene Char (quoted by John Cage)

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John Cage in the comics. (via)

John Cage in the comics. (via)

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"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)

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John Cage - 4’33” by David Tudor

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"theres poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing"

— John Cage (via David Antin)

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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.)

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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…

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…