One of America's great twentieth-century composers in a series of wide-ranging conversations.
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This ebullient collection of questions and answers covers a wide variety of topic. Cage's great wit and intelligence are allowed to range across such subjects as his own music and texts, mushrooms, chess, James Joyce, Mao, Thoreau, Satie, electronic music, the prepared piano, Zen, the environment, technology, politics and economics.About the Author:
John Cage, a leading figure of the American musical avant-garde and lecturer and writer extraordinary, dedicated himself to the search for new horizons in musical composition. His method of composition: an amalgam of chance operations, latitude in performace, the use of electronic sound and the inclusion of ambient noise. His aim: to increase the territory of his art and to celebrate the richness of life.
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Book Description Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110714526908