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
Coincidences, Chance, and Champignons
Perwana Nazif reads across the works and correspondences of John Cage and Merce Cunningham....
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....
Cage, so long associated with the New York avant-garde, now strikes me as quintessentially Californian, and more specifically, Angeleno....