Review: MRedaktioneller Bericht - Kirkus Reviews
Cage subjected the 26 letters of the alphabet to the I-Ching and came up with the letter ""M,"" as the title for his latest writings which follow Mao Tse-tung's dictum: ""It is right to rebel."" Cage rebels through a musical, non-syntactical, freely-associative autobiographical cascade of words that express -- indeed, celebrate -- the anarchic self as they gracefully flow down the center of the printed page in over 700 different type faces and sizes. They cover the years 1962-72, and are interspersed with quotations from other soul-revolutionaries, e.g., Thoreau, Norman O. Brown, Gandhi, Buckminster Fuller -- the latter being Cage's other chief influence along with Mao. As an anarchic composer, Cage believes in ""music that requires no rehearsal,"" in short, a revolutionary music ""made by everyone. . . based on noise, on noise's lawlessness."" By the same token, he believes that words, like sounds, should emerge free of rigid relations or pre-fixed rules. Hence his attempt to demilitarize language through his inventive form, mesostics. The result can be intellectually simplistic, politically naive, ecologically obvious, philosophically self-contradictory to the point of the ridiculous, but it is always quintessentially Cage, for Cage is as always sui generis.
Review: M: Writings '67-'72Nutzerbericht - shanties - Goodreads
The greatest musical genius of the 2nd half of the 20th century. Vollständige Rezension lesen
Review: M: Writings '67-'72Nutzerbericht - Joe Nicolello - Goodreads
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