John Cage Essay

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  • The Music Of John Cage

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    John Cage lived a very interesting, non-traditional life that allowed him to form his outside of the box philosophy on music that questions the very definition of music. After exploring many different careers in the art world, he decided to compose music and through a winding, tumultuous road, he rose to the top of the classical music world. His life greatly influenced his music. His study of Buddhism and working with the choreographies of Merce Cunningham allowed Cage to discover the other side

  • Essay John Cage

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    John Milton Cage Jr was born on September 5, 1912 to John Milton Cage and Lucretia ("Crete") Harvey in Las Angeles, California. Neither of John’s parents went to college (Inamori Foundation , 1990). However, his father was an inventor and his mother was the founder of the Lincoln Study Club and later became the editor of the Woman’s Club for the Los Angeles Times. John describes his mom as a “sense of society.” John went to Pamona College for two years when he realized that college was not for

  • John Cage - Music Of Silence

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    John Cage – Music in Silence When the word music is heard, generally the first thing that comes to mind is how one would be able to relate to the piece. John Cage, a contemporary composer, expanded the normality of music by sounds with no meaning or emotional connection and silence. The propinquity between mind and music is difficult to sever, and to have music without an emotional connection is unfathomable. John Milton Cage Jr. is an American contemporary composer born September 05, 1912 in

  • Modern Composers : John Cage

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    Modern Composers: John Cage Music is a very peculiar term. Everyone knows what it is, yet there are different interpretations and definitions of what it means to them as seen from the varying styles of composers over time. In Beethoven’s case, music to him was an escape from reality and his greatest ally in cooperating with deafness. However, there are other composers who sought to think otherwise. John Cage is an exemplary modern composer who believed that music doesn’t need to make sense. He simply

  • John Milton Cage Jr. Essay

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    John Milton Cage Jr. John Cage became famous for his unorthodox theories and very experimental compositions. He was an American composer born in Los Angeles on September 5, 1912. Neither of his parents went to college, and John himself dropped out after a mere two years in college. His father earned a living being an inventor. Cage credits his father, being an inventor, as very influential to the way in which he wrote music. John also considered himself as an innovator and discoverer in the

  • Analysis Of John Cage 's ' Song Books '

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    Arefyeva Music History - Icons October 12, 2015 Prospectus John Cage - “Song Books” John Cage was born in 1912 in Los Angeles. His father was an inventor, and his mother worked as a journalist for the LA Times. Cage was first introduced to the piano music of the 19th century by his aunt; he began taking piano lessons in fourth grade. By the time he graduated from high school, he was convinced that he wanted to be a writer, and in 1928 Cage became a theology major in college. However, two years after

  • John Cage Is The Epitome Of A Cutting Edge Composer

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    John cage is the epitome of a cutting edge composer. This is due to the fact that cage has achieved an appreciation for music which is unmatched by any other composer. Cage enjoys sounds because of their dynamics and their lengths, something other composers usually overlook. This gives him the advantage to compose music in a unique manner; he can make music that is unmatched by others. This is what undoubtedly makes him one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. One significant

  • John Cage 's Theory Of Silence And Chance Operations

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    During the twentieth century, one composer in particular, John Cage, challenged the idea of music, sound, and art. Because of a distinct style and the utilization of innovative mechanisms, Cage proved to be one of the world’s most original composers. He took music into a new direction creating sounds and works that have never been performed before. Through his philosophy of silence and chance operations, John Cage distinguished the difference between sound and music; sounds possess the ability to

  • Listening, By John Cage

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    John Cage Listening is ‘Not an attempt to understand something that is being said’ but ‘Just an attention to the activity of sounds’ In the variety of occasions we tend to listen in a different way and process the sounds that reach us in a different manner. Our main purpose can be to obtain information, engage in a conversation, or just enjoy the sounds we hear (Types of Listening). In the book ‘In Silence: Lectures and Writings’ John Cage argues that we hear mostly noise, which disturbs us when

  • Robert Rauschenberg And John Cage

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    In the early 20th Century, western history has entered a new era with the fast development of modernization, industrialization and the technologies. The machines took over the human labor they gradually replace the important role of human in the process of making and change the ways people live, started the fast pace, high speed of modern lifestyle. Modern art approached with a number of painter, sculptures, poets who individually or collectively to redefine through around this century. The new