For the Birds
The New Grove Dictionary of Music has said of John Cage that he "had a greater impact on world music than any other American composer in the twentieth century," and his musical thinking forms a whole with his writing. For the Birds is a book, a dialogue and an event all at once. The initial conversations were recorded in France between 1968 and 1978 and were then reconstructed, reedited and commented upon by Cage. The final text, with footnotes and asides added over the years, is prefaced by a typographical celebration of his ideas compiled by Cage himself.
This ebullient collection of questions and answers covers a wide variety of topics. 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.
John Cage was born in Los Angeles in 1912. He studied music with Adolf Weiss, Henry Cowell and Arnold Schoenberg, and he has shared ideas with Marcel Duchamp, Joan Miro and Max Ernst, as well as such prophets as Marshall McLuhan and Buckminster Fuller. He was music director of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for decades and held a number of academic posts. Cage was a composer, poet, graphic artist, teacher and critic. He died in New York in 1992.
"He is not a composer, he's an inventor -- of genius."--Arnold Schoenberg
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Review: For the Birds: John Cage in Conversation with Daniel CharlesNutzerbericht - Stuart Estell - Goodreads
A fascinating set of interviews. Cage the political thinker is perhaps a bit muddled but he's never less than interesting. Vollständige Rezension lesen
Review: For the Birds: John Cage in Conversation with Daniel CharlesNutzerbericht - Evan Cordes - Goodreads
A sprawling work full of answers and questions. The re-translation makes it feel a bit less like Cage speaking. But his voice definitely comes through. Vollständige Rezension lesen
Tanz Atelier Wien - For the Birds...- Hommage to John Cage I and II
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JSTOR: For the Birds
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For the Birds
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SOUNDS AND MUSHROOMS - New York Times
At any rate, ''For the Birds'' - the latest textual addition to the Cage canon - adds significantly to our understanding of mushrooms and Mr. Cage. ...
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John Cage: Silence and Silencing
Institutions, Industries, Technologies. John Cage: Silence and Silencing. Douglas Kahn. That a disagreeable noise should be as grateful to the ear as the ...
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Wiring John Cage: Silence as a Global Sound System
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