By Peter Dickinson
John Cage used to be one in all America's most famed composers from the Forties until eventually his demise in 1992. yet he used to be additionally a much-admired author and artist, and a uniquely appealing character in a position to current his principles engagingly anywhere he went. As an interview topic he was once a consummate professional.
The major resource of CageTalk: Dialogues with and approximately John Cage is a panoply of bright and compulsively readable interviews given to Peter Dickinson within the overdue Eighties for a BBC Radio three documentary. the unique BBC application lasted an hour, however the complete discussions with Cage and plenty of of the most figures hooked up with him weren't released till the 1st version of this book.
CageTalk additionally contains previous BBC interviews with Cage, together with ones by means of the popular literary critic Frank Kermode and artwork critic David Sylvester. And Dickinson, the editor of this quantity, contributes little-known resource fabric approximately Cage's Musicircus and Roaratorio in addition to a considerable creation exploring the a number of roles that Cage's diversified and demanding output performed in the course of a lot of the 20th century and keeps to play within the early twenty-first.
Apart from the lengthy interview with Cage himself, there are discussions with Bonnie chicken, Earle Brown, Merce Cunningham, Minna Lederman, Otto Luening, Jackson Mac Low, Peadar Mercier, Pauline Oliveros, John Rockwell, Kurt Schwertsik, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Virgil Thomson, David Tudor, los angeles Monte younger, and Paul Zukovsky. lots of the interviews got to Peter Dickinson yet there are others concerning Rebecca Boyle, Anthony Cheevers, Michael Oliver, and Roger Smalley.
Peter Dickinson, British composer and pianist, is Emeritus Professor, college of Keele and collage of London, and has written or edited a number of books approximately twentieth-century track, together with Copland Connotations [Boydell Press, 2002] and The song of Lennox Berkeley [Boydell Press, 2003].
Read or Download CageTalk: Dialogues with and about John Cage (Eastman Studies in Music) PDF
Similar music books
Those convenient, available books presents actually the entire details you must be aware of to realize a brand new pastime or comprehend a tricky subject. "Guitar" makes studying the right way to play an acoustic or electrical guitar effortless and should function the correct advent to this renowned tool. This identify covers every thing you must understand: tips to play your first songs, analyzing song and tablature, getting to know style types, and lots more and plenty, even more.
The coming of the Beatles used to be a type of unforgettable cultural touchstones. in the course of the voices of these who witnessed it or have been swept up in it in a roundabout way, The Beatles Are the following! explores the emotional impact-some may possibly name it hysteria-of the Fab Four's February 1964 dramatic touchdown on our beaches.
Steel song as severe Dystopia: people, know-how and the long run in Nineties technological know-how Fiction steel seeks to illustrate that the dystopian parts in steel song aren't purely or inevitably a sonic social gathering of catastrophe. particularly, steel music's fascination with dystopian imagery is usually serious in motive, borrowing topics and imagery from different literary and cinematic traditions which will show a kind of social observation.
Rethinking Britten deals a clean portrait of 1 of the main greatly played composers of the 20 th century. In twelve essays, a various team of contributors--both tested experts and prime more youthful voices--explore a good portion of Benjamin Britten's large oeuvre throughout various genres, together with opera, track cycle, and live performance song.
- Historische Musikwissenschaft: Grundlagen und Perspektiven
- The Pop Music Idol and the Spirit of Charisma: Reality Television Talent Shows in the Digital Economy of Hope
- One Chord Wonders: Power and Meaning in Punk Rock
- Perfect Youth: The Birth of Canadian Punk
- Cookin': Hard Bop and Soul Jazz 1954-65
Extra info for CageTalk: Dialogues with and about John Cage (Eastman Studies in Music)
For the sake of its practical effect on the discipline of the children. The children are taught “not to move”; to inhibit all those motor impulses which may arise from any cause whatsoever, and in order to induce in them real “immobility,” it is necessary to initiate them in the control of all their movements. . Then it is that slight sounds, unnoticed before, are heard; the ticking of the clock, the chirp of a sparrow in the garden, the flight of a butterfly. 53 It may be instructive to ask what has changed since I first put the case for Cage in 1965 and now, over forty years later.
Later on, Cage visited him twice in Japan. See Silence, 40, 46, 262; “An Autobiographical Statement (1989),” in Kostelanetz, John Cage: Writer, 241; also David W. , The Cambridge Companion to John Cage (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), 41–62. qxd 37 anything. And so he stopped. It was at that point when he stopped his work that he wrote to me, and I wrote back almost in a hurry—he said my letter came very quickly—and I told him that there were two forms of the ox-herding pictures. The first form ends in an empty circle in which you do indeed do nothing.
Qxd 38 PD JC PD JC PD JC PD JC 6/8/06 ❧ 2:25 PM Page 38 cage and friends composers to come to Dallas to tell them how to improvise, and then they give concerts. Anyway. Is it Bob Price, the marvelous clarinetist, with a beautiful wife whose last name is Tree? They have a lovely daughter named Rachel. Rachel, her mother, and I were sitting in the front row at the concert, and the musicians, at my suggestion, were spaced around the audience. Bob Price was back in one corner. Well, Rachel—just a little tot, still not really walking but crawling—got out of her mother’s lap.