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John Cage : Music, Philosophy, and Intention, 1933-1950 - David Wayne Patterson

John Cage

Music, Philosophy, and Intention, 1933-1950

By: David Wayne Patterson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 17th January 2002
ISBN: 9780815329954
Number Of Pages: 279

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"John Cage" seeks to explore the early part of the composer's life and career, concentrating on the "pre-chance" period between 1933 and 1950 that is crucial to understanding his later work. The essays consider Cage's influences, his evolving aesthetic, and his movement toward ideology that would later shape his work.

Series Editor's Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. 1
John Cage, Arnold Schoenberg, and the Musical Ideap. 15
Cultural Intersections: John Cage in Seattle (1938-1940)p. 47
No Ear for Music: Timbre in the Early Percussion Music of John Cagep. 83
John Cage's Imaginary Landscape No. 1: Through the Looking Glassp. 105
"A Therapeutic Value for City Dwellers": The Development of John Cage's Early Avant-Garde Aesthetic Positionp. 135
The Picture That Is Not in the Colors: Cage, Coomaraswamy, and the Impact of Indiap. 177
An Imaginary Grid: Rhythmic Structure in Cage's Music Up to circa 1950p. 217
Structure vs. Form in The Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Pianop. 239
Contributorsp. 263
Indexp. 267
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ISBN: 9780815329954
ISBN-10: 0815329954
Series: Studies in Contemporary Music and Culture (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 279
Published: 17th January 2002
Publisher: GARLAND PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.85  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1