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John Cage

Author: David Nicholls
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2007.
Series: American composers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"John Cage was a giant of American experimental music - composer, writer, and artist. He is most widely known for his 1952 composition 4'33", whose three movements continue to challenge the definition of music by being performed without playing a single note. In questioning fundamental tenets of Western music, Cage was often at the center of controversy and is regarded as an important contributor to many facets of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nicholls, David, 1955-
John Cage.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2007
Named Person: John Cage; John Cage; John Cage; John Cage; John Cage
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Nicholls
ISBN: 9780252032158 0252032152
OCLC Number: 86038605
Description: 144 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prelude --
The west coast, 1912-42 --
New York #1, 1942-54 --
Stony Point, 1954-70 --
New York #2, 1970-92 --
Series Title: American composers.
Responsibility: David Nicholls.


An introduction to the extraordinary life of John Cage, composer, writer, and artist  Read more...
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"Nicholls offers a meticulously researched and beautifully crafted narrative that lays equal emphasis on Cage's personal and professional development ."--Times Literary Supplement "Nicholls provides Read more...

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