Lectures and writings by cage, john and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Lectures and writings, 50th anniversary edition by. Music is a succession of sounds and the composer the organizer of sounds. Silence, john cage s first book and epic masterpiece, was published in october 1961. Famous for his use of chance and silence in musical works, a pioneer in electronic music and the. Silence lectures and writings by john cage do, cas wesleyan university press. An extended trajectory of cage literature, from early critical reaction to writing by contemporaries to current scholarship.
A life by david revill available from rakuten kobo. Historically, music has been a communication of feelings, but cage argues that all sounds have this potential for conveying. Lectures and writings is a book by american experimental composer john cage 19121992, first published in 1961 by wesleyan university press. I framed a copy of the score and it hangs in my house. Empty words and x in this order form the five parts of a series of books in which cage tries, as he says, to find a way of writing which comes from ideas, is not about them, but which produces them.
Silence, a year from monday, m, empty words and x in this order form the five parts of a series of books in which cage tries, as he says, to find a way, isbn 9780819560285 buy the silence ebook. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. John cage is the outstanding composer of avantgarde music today. This collection of essays and presentations by noted composer and musical innovator john cage attempts to capture on paper both the intellectual and stylistic creativity with which he approached his work. Sounds like silence john cage 433 silence today 1912 1952 2012 spector books. The line, probably john cages most famous statement, appears three times over in his book silence, which wesleyan university press has reissued in a smart fiftieth anniversary edition that also coincides with the centenary of the authors birth. John cage silence book pdf epub john cage silence book pdf. John cage chronological catalog of music compiled by larry solomon, includes an alphabetic list as well. Wiki for collaborative studies of arts, media and humanities. Ah, the silent piece, they might have said to themselves, smiling. Nuova versione john cage silence book pdf aggiornata.
The benefit you will get by reading this book will be information inside this reserve incredible fresh, you will get information which is getting deeper you actually read a lot of information you will get. A meditation on the act of listening and the nature of performance, cage s controversial piece became the iconic statement of the meaning of silence in. Pdf it is quite possible that no piece of music has ever generated the conversation and. Crazymaking a pdf version would at least be possible to mark up using the various pdf readers out there. Silence lectures and writings pdf ebook download free. These are extracts from the 50th anniversary edition of silence.
He recognized that there was no objective dichotomy between sound and silence, but only between the intent of hearing and that of diverting ones attention to sounds. I would say that anyone who recognizes cage s name knows that he wrote a piece of music that consists entirely of silence. Top american libraries canadian libraries universal library community texts project gutenberg biodiversity heritage library childrens library. John cage, marcel duchamp, electronic music, and chess revised and expanded version, 20082009 abstract the author chronicles his involvement in reunion, a 1968 collaborative performance featuring john cage, marcel duchamp, and teeny duchamp, with electronic music by david behrman, gordon mumma, david tudor, and lowell cross. Cage possesses one of the rarest qualities of the true creator that of an original mind and whether that originality pleases, irritates, amuses or outrages is irrelevant. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music, and nonstandard use of musical instruments, cage was one of the leading figures of the postwar avantgarde. The american record guide there is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. In the fore word to this book john cage explains how in writing those two fundamen tal lectures. First performed at the midpoint of the twentieth century, john cage s433, a composition conceived of without a single musical note, is among the most celebrated and ballyhooed cultural gestures in the history of modern music. Composer john cage is often described as the most influential musician of the last halfcentury. The notion of silence or as cage philosophizes, the lack thereof has informed both my thinking and my playing.
Coomaraswamy john cage s ideas on sound, easily the most influential among the post. He published silence in 1961, which included lectures and writings from the period 19391958. The line, probably john cage s most famous statement, appears three times over in his book silence, which wesleyan university press has reissued in a smart fiftieth anniversary edition that also coincides with the centenary of the authors birth. Silence lectures and writings john cage by hermelindafrey. Silence is a collection of some of the essays and lectures that have made john cage s name synonymous with all that is unpredictable and exciting in contemporary miusic.
John cage sonata v from sonatas and interludes inara ferreira, prepared piano duration. Lectures and writings john cage download free ebook. In these lectures, scores, and writings, cage tries, as he says, to find a way of writing that comes from ideas, is not about them, but that produces them. This detailed literature summary also contains topics for discussion and a free quiz on silence. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot. Lectures and writings 1st book is just not ordinary book, you have it then the world is in your hands. A pioneer of chance music, electronic music and nonstandard use of musical instruments, cage was one of the leading figures of the postwar avantgarde.
Silence lectures and writings by john cage book pdf, epub ebook. Introduction 15 dieter daniels inke arns sounds like silence essays scores and documents a b 23 dieter daniels 86 versions, derivatives, your silence is not sequels, and my silence reconstructions of 433. Deceptive cadence watch and hear a handful of clips that form an introduction to the master provocateurs work. John cage 1912 1992 was an american composer, music theorist, writer, philosopher and provocative artist. For instance, one of cages compositions, a book of music 1944, was used by the office of war information, renamed indonesian supple ment no. Silence and silencing douglas kahn that a disagreeable noise should be as grateful to the ear as the sweet tones of a lyre is a thing i shall never attain to. John cage silence lectures and writings, 50th anniversary. T he theories of avantgarde american composer john cage 19121992 on music, sound, and silence are of more interest than his musical compositions. Itis like glass ofmilk we need the glass and we need the milk or again itis like an empty glass into which atany moment anything may be poured as we go along who knows.
If youre familiar with cages ideas, youll want to read these texts, some of which can be a bit offputting by their form. But when cage was a fellow at wesleyans center of advanced studies 1960 61, he was asked to compile a list of books having the greatest influence on his. Catalogue at the john cage compendium, compiled by paul van emmerik, alphabetical. What john cage offers is more refreshing, more spirited, much more funa. The page numbers in brackets in the introduction to each extract refer to that book. John cage, and hence the empty room would make sense. Silence, a year from monday, m, empty words and x in this order form the five parts of a series of books in which cage tries, as he says, to find a way of writing which comes from ideas, is not about them, but which produces them. There is always something to see, something to hear. Silence, a year from monday, m, empty words and x in this order form the five parts of a series of books in which cage. Dec 15, 2010 a performance by william marx of john cage s 433.
This acclaimed book by john cage is available at in several formats for your ereader. John cage has 91 books on goodreads with 184 ratings. First performed at the midpoint of the twentieth century, john cages 433, a composition conceived of without a single musical note, is among the most celebrated and ballyhooed cultural gestures in the history of modern music. Lectures and writings by john cage wesleyan university press, 1961. John cage, marcel duchamp, electronic music, and chess. John cage at the university of illinois, 195269, 1999. This is a classic book of writings by john cage, mostly about music and art.
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To cage, silence had to be redefined if the concept was to remain viable. If youre familiar with cage s ideas, youll want to read these texts, some of which can be a. First of all studying a book is good but it really depends in the content from it which is the content is as delightful as food or not. Silence isbn 9780819560285 pdf epub john cage ebook.
Silence quotes showing 115 of 15 there is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. Here thing why that silence lectures and writings by john cage are different and reliable to be yours. Snyder interviewed cage, wrote the first doctoral thesis on him in 1970, contributed the cage timeline to richard kostelanetzs monograph, john cage, authored several other works on the composer, and was the dedicatee of cage s piece, one. Cage was also an author, and his book saenee was described by john rock well in the new york times as the most influential conduit of oriental thought and religious ideas into the artistic vanguardnot just in music but in dance, art and poetry as well. And he inspired the university press to publish this book.409 1075 1331 1260 1307 442 1503 1245 406 1039 378 48 104 1298 86 407 809 705 1674 1101 405 105 202 1199 1006 43 1188 428 496 36 580 639 142 317 313 1098 957 420 1570 391 601 485 94 852 461 1367 598 1278