John Cage is 100

5 Sep

John Milton Cage Jr. (September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992) was an American composer, music theorist, writer, and artist. A pioneer of indeterminacy in musicelectroacoustic music, and non-standard use of musical instruments, Cage was one of the leading figures of the post-war avant-garde. Critics have lauded him as one of the most influential American composers of the 20th century.[1][2][3][4]

He remains a palpably vivid presence, still provoking thought, still spurring argument, still spreading sublime mischief. He may have surpassed Stravinsky as the most widely cited, the most famous and/or notorious, of twentieth-century composers. His influence extends far outside classical music, into contemporary art and pop culture.

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2012/09/john-cage-at-100.html#ixzz25bIf6nsj

He was the ultimate free thinker, the ultimate opener of doors and minds, the ultimate American maverick.

John Cage’s 100th birthday is happening all over Seattle

Official website here.

 

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