John Cage

John Cage was a seminal avant-garde composer, conceptual artist, and author.

 

They missed the point. There’s no such thing as silence. What they thought was silence, because they didn’t know how to listen, was full of accidental sounds. You could hear the wind stirring outside during the first movement. During the second, raindrops began pattering the roof, and during the third the people themselves made all kinds of interesting sounds as they talked or walked out.

 

— John Cage


ARTICLES FEATURING JOHN

John Cage’s Endless Project

John Cage's "Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)" remains full of "good" advice....


The Natural

Cage, so long associated with the New York avant-garde, now strikes me as quintessentially Californian, and more specifically, Angeleno....

The Natural


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