By Richard Kostelanetz
Speaking with Cage attracts on over a hundred and fifty interviews with John Cage carried out over 4 a long time to attract an entire photo of his lifestyles and artwork. jam-packed with the witty aphorisms that experience made Cage as well-known as an esthetic thinker as a composer, the booklet bargains either an advent to Cage's frame of mind and a wealthy amassing of his many ideas on artwork, existence, and music.
John Cage might be this century's so much radical classical composer. From his well-known "silent" piece (4'33") to his proclamation that "all sound is music," Cage stretched the classy obstacles of what might be played within the glossy live performance corridor. yet, greater than that, Cage was once a provocative cultural determine, who performed a key function in inspiring ratings of alternative artists-and social philosophers-in the second one half the 20 th century. via his existence and paintings, he created revolutions in considering paintings, and its dating to the area round us.
speaking with Cage is the perfect advent to this international, providing within the artist's personal phrases his principles approximately lifestyles and artwork. it's going to entice all enthusiasts of this mythic determine at the American scene, in addition to an individual drawn to higher knowing twentieth century modernism.