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John Cage

The Takeaway

John Cage: Celebrating a Great American Composer

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The New World Symphony explores the legacy of John Cage, whose avant-garde manipulation of sound was completely novel during the 40s, 50s, and 60s at the height of his work.

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New Sounds

Abstract Soundscapes

Sunday, January 04, 2015

For this New Sounds, listen to some abstract soundscapes from Poland, from Berlin via an Icelandic composer, and from Brooklyn-based musicians as well.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Ready or Not, Listeners Hear John Cage Composition Over WNYC in 1945

Thursday, December 11, 2014

One of the earliest known broadcast recordings of a John Cage work.
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New Sounds

Motion and Stasis

Saturday, September 20, 2014

This New Sounds explores music that plays with ideas of texture, drone and space. Hear music by composer/drummer Erland Dahlen and music for large sheets of metal, called steel cellos.

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New Sounds

American Mavericks

Sunday, July 27, 2014

For this New Sounds, a look at the loner iconoclastic American maverick composers who have set the stage for New Sounds.  We'll hear music from composer (and insurance businessman) Charles Ives, and something by John Cage, the sound-experimenter and subscriber to chance. (We won't hear his most notorious piece, 4'33" - it just doesn't work on the radio.)

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WQXR Blog

Top Five Interpreters of Gertrude Stein

Friday, June 27, 2014

Opera Theater of St. Louis premiered Ricky Ian Gordon's opera about Gertrude Stein. Gordon is only the latest composer to find a muse in Stein’s words and world; here are five others.

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: Pianist David Greilsammer's Cage & Scarlatti Mashup

Saturday, May 31, 2014

On May 27, pianist and conductor David Grielsammer performed a set of alternating sonata miniatures from Scarlatti and Cage at Le Poisson Rouge. Listen to the entire concert on demand.

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WQXR Blog

Top Five Drug-Inspired Classical Pieces

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Colorado Symphony's cannabis concerts raised several issues, among them, the fact that drugs have played a significant role in the creation of some classical compositions. Here are the top five.

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On The Media

TLDR #21 - There Is No Such Thing As Silence

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Continuing our expose into the very hush-hush world of Silence, we look at an app that promises to deliver you four minutes and thirty-three seconds of silence. PJ talks to Larry Larson, who helped design the 4'33" app.

 

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On The Media

#21 - There Is No Such Thing As Silence

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Continuing our expose into the very hush-hush world of Silence, we look at an app that promises to deliver you four minutes and thirty-three seconds of silence. PJ talks to Larry Larson, who helped design the 4'33" app.

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The Brothers Balliett

The Beatles Interventions

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Leonard Bernstein wrote that the songs of the Beatles could easily stand next to those of Schumann and Schubert. The Brothers Balliett spend an hour with new-music Beatles homages.

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New Sounds

Abstract Soundscapes

Thursday, December 05, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to some abstract soundscapes from Poland, from Berlin via an Icelandic composer, and from Brooklyn-based musicians as well.

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The Brothers Balliett

Mostly Imaginary Landscapes

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Does an aural representation of geography exist, or does "landscape" take on a new meaning when applied to music? Today at 3 pm, the Brothers Balliett explore landscape music by John Cage, Harrison Birtwistle and Brian Fernyhough.

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Soundcheck

A Silent Birthday Wish To John Cage

Friday, September 06, 2013

A Park Slope wine shop had an especially clever birthday wish for avant-garde composer John Cage, who would've turned 101 yesterday.

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New Sounds

Motion and Stasis

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

This New Sounds explores music that plays with ideas of texture, drone and space.  Hear Norwegian composer/drummer Erland Dahlen conjure dark experimental soundscapes mostly based around his Slingerland Rolling Bomber drum kit from World War II. Dahlen plays with an arsenal of electronics, small percussion, and even a saw, overlaying them into haunting and hypnotic atmospheres, enhanced by the drum tones of the rosewood drum kit.

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Hammered!

Piano +

Monday, August 19, 2013

This week on Hammered! pianist David Friend examines music by John Cage, Frederic Rzewski and others that takes traditional piano writing as a starting point, but deviates from the basics of traditional technique. Listen weekdays at 10 am.

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Studio 360

Big Data Meets Culture & Six-Second Movies

Friday, August 09, 2013

Kurt Andersen finds out how Big Data is helping us decode our culture. The mobile video app Vine brings us six-second dispatches from soldiers in Afghanistan. Thirty years ago, Sue Grafton started a series of novels named for the alphabet, with W if for Wasted out next month. She looks ...

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Studio 360

Aha Moment: Kenneth Goldsmith & John Cage

Friday, August 09, 2013

Kenneth Goldsmith trained as a visual artist at the Rhode Island School of Design.  In the 1980s, his work became wildly popular with collectors and was shown at some of the best galleries in New York City. “What I had become was a businessman,” he says. “And I did this so I wouldn’t ...

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Mixtapes

Music to Leave this World with John Luther Adams

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The music of 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winner John Luther Adams seethes with the serenity and savage violence of his Alaskan home. Listen to his Mixtape.

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New Sounds

American Mavericks

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

For this New Sounds, a look at the loner iconoclastic American maverick composers who have set the stage for New Sounds.  We'll hear music from composer (and insurance businessman) Charles Ives, and something by John Cage, the sound-experimenter and subscriber to chance. (We won't hear his most notorious piece, 4'33" - it just doesn't work on the radio.)

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