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John Cage: The Anarchy of Silence

John Cage: The Anarchy of Silence
Library Shelf Location 18.CAGE
Publication Date 2009
Description John Cage (1912-92) defined such a radical practice of musical composition that he changed the course of modern music in the last century and shaped a new conceptual horizon for post-war art. This book traces a path through the artist's career, from his initial works in the 1930s, pieces that broadened the parameters of percussion music by incorporating the most unconventional of instruments, leading to his 'prepared piano', moving to his famous theory on 'silence' (and the score), his pathbreaking deployment of chance and then indeterminacy, and culminating his innovative multimedia work, which began in the 1960s and continued through the 1980s. With this book, the MACBA aims to capture the relevance of Cage's contribution to present day contemporary art. One of the sections will chart the network of repercussions as Cage's radical conceptual transformation of 'composition' entered the strategies of advanced art.
ISBN 9788492505142
Quantity 1
Pages 302
Authors Liz Kotz, James Pritchett, Branden W Joseph, Rebecca Y Kim, Yve-Alain Bois, Julia Robinson
Format Paperback
Publisher Museu d'art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Related Artist John Cage
Category Audio/Sound Art/Music
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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