John Cage: 2. Discovering Chance 1951 - 1988

John Cage: 2. Discovering Chance 1951 - 1988
Archive Shelf Location Disc 729
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Document and Audio disc used for the John Cage exhibition - Every Day is a Good Day. 01 Inmaginary Landscape No.4 02 Variations III, Blum/Williams 03 HPSCHD, Solo VII, Tiensu 04 Five, Zeitkratzer Full listening notes on PDF attached Total Duration: 22:37 It was the composer Christian Wolff who gave Cage a copy of the I-Ching, translated by his father into English. This lead to a lifetime of investigations by Cage into chance and indeterminacy. By using the I-Ching to decide on various parameters in the music, such as tempi, dynamics, sounds and silences, Cage could create complex pieces while removing the need to make his own decisions, and thus removing the ego from his work. The following selection presents a variety of ways in which Cage deployed chance procedures in his works.

The Audio file is only available on CD in the Archive by appointment. The accompanying PDF can be downloaded here.

Quantity 1
Formats CD, PDF File
Related Artist John Cage
Category Audio/Sound Art/Music
Related Event John Cage: Every Day is a Good Day (19 June - 5 September 2010)
Related Galleries Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, Museum and Art Gallery, Huddersfield, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea

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