In December 1992 and January 1993 a team of five musicologists (Paul van Emmerik, Martin Erdmann, Laura Kuhn, James Pritchett, and Andras Wilheim) worked on the inventory of the music manuscripts legacy of composer John Cage
, who died in August 1992.
During her tenure with the Southwest Review, Betsey edited and published works by authors ranging from Joyce Carol Oates to John Cage
. Among her many accomplishments and accolades were serving two terms as the Chair of the Poetry Committee on the Board of Directors for the National Book Critics Circle.
Zukofsky I met again in New York in April 1991, following my one-week collaboration with John Cage
on ONE8 for cello solo.
From April 4-9, Swinston returns to The Joyce with three Cunningham favorites: Place (1966), which ends with a famously thrashing solo in a long plastic bag; the delightful How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run (1965), danced to a series of John Cage
's Zen anecdotes read aloud; and the peaceful Inlets 2 (1983), with watery sounds by Cage.
Not only is the exhibition to feature more than 260 contributions by almost a hundred artists--including John Cage
, Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Elaine and Willem de Kooning, Gwendolyn and Jacob Lawrence, and a host of equally celebrated and lesser-known figures--but it will also incorporate a range of performances.
The New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy (NWS), has launched "Making the Right Choices: A John Cage
Celebration," a free online resource dedicated to the works of one of the 20th century's most influential, innovative and provocative composers.
They did not, and that is why I have always held such high regard for the American composer John Cage
whose most famous work, 4'33" consists of four minutes and 33 seconds of pure silence.
"THE most radical American composer of all time" is how Huddersfield University lecturer, writer and original thinker Julia Winterson described John Cage
after meeting him at the 1989 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
The Cage and Cardew Society debuted at Nick's in September with the goal of bringing together "lovers of classic experimental and avant-garde music for the purpose of keeping the music alive through performance.'' The society is named after composers John Cage
(1912-1992) and Cardew (1936-1981), who often caused a noteworthy stir in music circles -- or not, as the case may be.
The posse of John Cage
and Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, has ridden off into the now canonical (if sun-setting) territory of Post-War American Art triumphant.