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Auteur: Cage, John
Titel: For the Birds
Sub titel: In Conversation with Daniel Charles

The New Grove Dictionary of Music has said of John Cage that he 'had a greater impact on world music than any other American composer in the twentieth century', and his musical thinking forms a whole with his writing. `For the Birds' is a book, a dialogue and an event all at once. The initial conversations were recorded in France between 1968 and 1978 and were then reconstructed, reedited and commented upon by Cage. The final text, with footnotes and asides added over the years, is prefaced by a typographical celebration of his ideas compiled by Cage himself. This ebullient collection of questions and answers covers a wide variety of topics. Cage's great wit and intelligence are allowed to range across such subjects as his own music and texts, mushrooms, chess, James Joyce, Mao, Thoreau, Satie, electronic music, the prepared piano, Zen, the environment, technology, politics and economics.
1995, 239 pag., Euro 28
Marion Boyars Publishers, London, ISBN 714526916


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