A the same time, I read the same part overs and over again years later and they just get better.
When I was working on a doctorate in music composition his approach was essential to understanding how Eastern influences entered into Western music.
This is one of my favorite books on music, for sure, but the Kindle edition is making me crazy!!!
The most important work by one of the most important figures of the 2oth century
Essential reading for anyone interested in Cage and his thought... Read more
Cage suggests we choose chaos over control, intuition over logic, freedom over attachment, chance over deliberation, and anarchy over tradition. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Larry Ellingson
The book itself is great, but it has some huge formatting issues. Half of the page is blank (I assume this is intentional, though I haven't seen a physical copy to confirm), and as... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jay Page
A critique makes as much sense as trying to explain what a tree looks like to another person with the tree standing in front of both of them. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lee
For John Cage, music, it seems, simply consists of a series of interconnected sounds. The sounds in themselves have no inherent meaning, however. Read morePublished 16 months ago by C. J. Cala
John Cage's poetically philosophical treatise's intellectualizations, and verbalizations debunk and dissipate the creatively-stifling so-called academically established... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Papa1
Great book in revealing the inner thoughts of John Cage. The book was in good condition, with no markings insidePublished 17 months ago by Hilary Wang
As John Cage once said about Eric Satie, he is indispensable. I am reading it little by little. And it's a beautiful edition as well.Published 19 months ago by Paulo Amaral
John Cage has been perhaps more widely appreciated in the year of the centenary of his birth than during his life.It would appear he needed silence between. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer