Cage / Grygar: Chance Operations & Intention

Cage / Grygar: Chance Operations & Intention
Library Shelf Location 17.CAGE
Publication Date 2015


  • Venue: Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, 1 Sept. - 8 Nov. 2015.


  • Partial contents John Cage and Milan Grygar : an approximation / Beate Reifenscheid -- Cage and the visual arts / Jean-Yves Bosseur -- John Cage : on chance and zen / Suzana Leu -- Acoustic drawings and drawn scores by Milan Grygar / Hana Larvová.

This book brings together the work of American composer and artist John Cage (1912-92) and Czech artist Milan Grygar (born 1926), both of whom experiment with performance, sound and chance in their art. Cage's explorations at the borders of sound and image are well known; less familiar to an American audience are Grygar's "acoustic drawings" and "living drawings" that expand the definition of drawing to include the visualization of sound and directly incorporate space, time and performance. The works of Cage and Grygar have occasionally been shown together since the 1970s, and the two artists had been planning a collaborative performance shortly before Cage's death in 1992. This volume investigates the convergences between the works of these two artists for the first time. 

ISBN 9783735601551
Quantity 1
Pages 177 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 28 cm.
Editor Prof. Dr. Jean-Yves Bosseur
Authors Suzana Leu, Prof. Dr. Beate Reifenscheid, Prof. Dr. Jean Yves Bosseur, PhDr Hana Larvova
Format Softcover
Publisher Kerber Verlag
Related Artists John Cage, Milan Grygar
Category Group Exhibition/Multiple Artists
Keywords Sound Art, Experimental Music, Music, Performance Art, Drawing
Artist's Nationality American (USA), Czech
Languages German, English

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