The Roaring Silence: John Cage: A Life




      The Roaring Silence: John Cage: A Life
John Cage has been described as the most influential composer of the last half of the twentieth century His work and ideas about silence, indeterminacy, nonintention, art s role in bringing the everyday object to our attention, the singularity of performance have had influence not only in the world of music but also in dance, painting, printmaking, video art, and poetry As an exponent of Zen Buddhism since the early fifties, he has had an important role in introducing Zen spirituality to the American artworld and general culture Among his friends and collaborators have been longtime associate Merce Cunningham, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Marcel Duchamp, Morton Feldman, Pierre Boulez, and Karlheinz Stockhausen Those who have acknowledged his influence in their work range from minimalist composer Philip Glass to rock musicians David Byrne and Brian Eno The Roaring Silence is the first full length biography of John Cage Written with Cage s full cooperation, it documents his life in unrivaled detail, interweaving a close account of the evolution of his work with an exploration of his aesthetic and philosophical ideas David Revill never assumes specialist knowledge on the part of the reader, but sets Cage s work in the context of his personal development and contemporary culture He draws on numerous interviews with Cage and his associates Paying due attention to Cage s inventions, such as the prepared piano, and his pioneering use of indeterminate notation and chance operations in composition utilizing the I Ching , Revill also illuminates Cage the performer, printmaker, watercolorist, expert amateur mycologist, game show celebrity, and political anarchist, and discusses his pronouncements on social and environmental issues The biography includes comprehensive chronologies of his musical and visual works Arnold Schoenberg once called Cage, his former student, not a composer but an inventor of genius David Revill shows how this multifacete Free Read eBook The Roaring Silence: John Cage: A Life by David Revill – bluevapours.co.uk

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      The Roaring Silence: John Cage: A Life
 By David Revill IBN : 1559702206 Format : Paperback – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 375 pages
  • The Roaring Silence: John Cage: A Life
  • David Revill
  • English
  • 01 March 2018
  • 1559702206

10 thoughts on “ The Roaring Silence: John Cage: A Life

  1. Ben says:

    A thorough and engaging telling of the life and ideas of one of the most controversial and influential composers of the twentieth century.

  2. tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE says:

    Well. I know Cage s work better than most, I reckon, this is the only Cage bio I ve read. but I m sure every other one must be better In other words, if you want to read a Cage bio DON T READ THIS ONE Ok, we all make mistakes, but when I read stuff like Cage lectured at the Outliners Club at Carnegie Tech, Oakland, in the Bay area of California among those present was Andy Warhola I get a pretty good idea of how shallowly researched this bk is Carnegie Tech was in the Oakland nei Well. I know Cage s work better than most, I reckon, this is the only Cage bio I ve read. but I m sure every other one must be better In other words, if you want to read a Cage bio DON T READ THIS ONE Ok, we all make mistakes, but when I read stuff like Cage lectured at the Outliners Club at Carnegie Tech, Oakland, in the Bay area of California among those present was Andy Warhola I get a pretty good idea of how shallowly researched this bk is Carnegie Tech was in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh It s now Carnegie Mellon University , ye...

  3. Jon says:

    A solid overview of Cage s life, pretty good for someone that isn t exactly well versed in classical music meaning that it did a good job of explaining his works and processes without going so overboard on the theory t...

  4. Travis says:

    Read the first half for a project I was working on John Cage is a genius that is what you need to know We live in a world where artists try to present their art to us John Cage so expanded what art is that it is not possible to escape from it The worl...

  5. Scott Kildall says:

    Basic chronological bio The first part of his life was revelatory and his turn toward Zen Buddhism in his 40s was where 4 33 and everything else came together Cage s work continues to inspire, but I wish the author would have stepped outside the traditional bio format.

  6. Denton Peter McCabe says:

    Really couldn t get into it, but I do love John Cage Difficult to give thisthan two stars If you aren t a John Cage fan, this is going to be one tedious read.

  7. C.M. Flynn says:

    really boring.

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