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Concerto for Prepared Piano & Orchestra by John Cage: album and notes from 1968

To the best of my knowledge, this record, released in 1968, marks the first recording of Cage’s Concerto for Prepared Piano & Orchestra (1951; sometimes known simply as  372 more words

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"Indeterminacy" by John Cage: original album notes

John Cage’s Indeterminacy (1959) is an experimental collaboration between Cage and pianist and composer David Tudor. Cage and Tudor worked together frequently, and this collaboration marks an intersection of acoustic and electronic sounds and spoken word poetry. 729 more words

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"Indeterminacy" by John Cage: Original Album Notes

John Cage’s Indeterminacy (1959) is an experimental collaboration between Cage and pianist and composer David Tudor. Cage and Tudor worked together frequently, and this collaboration marks an intersection of acoustic and electronic sounds and spoken word poetry. 643 more words

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Traveling with John Cage

Northwestern’s Deering Library Special Collections is a trove of special treasures. I had the fortune of taking a class inside of it in the spring, and researching in it in the summer. 1,511 more words

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Hauschka, Composer and Prepared Pianist

Last December, I headed to the Barbican for one of my many immersive pilgrimages into the piano soundscapes of Hauschka, aka Volker Bertelmann. I say ‘pilgrimage’ because the excitement and joy I experience at each one of his performances stems from embarking on a journey to a place that is both of sweeping humanity and deeply personal. 3,949 more words

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Displaced Materials

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here: partly from my being too busy, but also just another one of my periodic lapses from contact with the outside world. 697 more words

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