John Cage: Music, Philosophy, and Intention, 1933-1950

John Cage: Music, Philosophy, and Intention, 1933-1950

By: David Wayne Patterson (editor)Paperback

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John Cage: Music, Philosophy, and Intention, 1933--1950 explores the early part of John Cage's life and career, concentrating on the "pre-chance" period from roughly 1933 to 1950. These essays consider influences on Cage's work, his early percussion pieces, his evolving aesthetic, and his movement toward an ideology that would later shape his own work, arguing that a reevaluation of this early period is crucial to understanding his later work. It includes contributions from an international group of music and art scholars.

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David W. Patterson is a musicologist specializing in John Cage and the New York School. He received his Ph.D. in historical musicology from Columbia University in 1996.


John Cage, Arnold Schoenberg, and the Musical Idea David W. Bernstein Cultural Intersections: John Cage in Seattle (1938--1940) Leta E. Miller No Ear for Music: Timbre in the Early Percussion Music of John Cage Christopher Shultis John Cage's Imaginary Landscape No. 1: Through the Looking Glass Susan Key "A Therapeutic Value for City Dwellers": The Development of John Cage's Early Avant-Garde Aesthetic Position Branden W. Joseph The Picture That is Not in the Colors: Cage, Coomaraswamy, and the Impact of India David W. Patterson

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/12/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780415996679
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780415996679
  • weight: 396
  • ISBN10: 0415996678

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