Episode #2449

Music by John Cage

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Composer John Cage, the inventor of the prepared piano and an avid collector of mushrooms, is arguably most famous (or infamous) for his silent work for piano, 4'33". On this New Sounds program, we’ll listen to some of his works written for choreography. There’s his Satie-esque piece “In a landscape,” for the choreographer Louise Lippold, from the days of his Black Mountain College residency in North Carolina in the early 1950's. We'll also hear the work “Dream” in versions for solo piano and viola ensemble for a dance piece choreographed by Cage’s longtime collaborator Merce Cunningham. Those and much more.

PROGRAM # 2449, The Radical Simplicity of John Cage (First aired on Tues. 9/6/05)





Susan Allen

New Music for Harp

In A Landscape [9:00]

1750 Arch #1787 Out of print.

John Cage

Music for Keyboard 1935-1048

Dream [6:00]

Columbia 2 LP set long out of print

Gamelan Pacifica

Trance Gong

In A Landscape [5:00]

What Next # 0016 Info at

Various Artists

The Romantic Approach

Dream [7:30]

Celestial Harmonies #13087***

Musicworks, #52 (various artists)

By & for John Cage

In A Landscape [8:00]


(Issue #52 Spring 1992 - John Cage)

Sap Dream Electric Guitar Quartet with Mark Stewart

Live, 9/17/02 @ Makor

Dream [4:00]

Not commercially available.

John Cage, et al

Private concert tape

34’ 46.776”, excerpt [1:00]

Not commercially available.

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Comments [1]

denny conrad from Hawaii

I have enjoyed John schaefer's book
"New Sounds", read it many times. I have just discovered your station over the internet.

Thanks for your book and radio show!

Denny Conrad

Aug. 18 2007 03:02 PM

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