By William Fetterman
The experimental composer John Cage (1912-1992) is better recognized for his works in percussion, ready piano, and digital track, yet he's additionally said to be probably the most major figures in twentieth century theatre. In Cage's paintings in theatre composition there's a blurring of the differences among song, dance, literature, artwork and way of life. right here, William Fetterman examines the vast majority of these compositions through Cage that are audial in addition to visible in content material, starting together with his first paintings during this style in 1952, and carrying on with via 1992.
Much of the knowledge during this research comes from formerly undocumented fabric stumbled on one of the unpublished ratings and notes of Cage and his widespread collaborator David Tudor, in addition to author's interviews with Cage and with contributors heavily linked to his paintings, together with David Tudor, Merce Cunningham, Bonnie chicken, Mary Caroline Richards, and Ellsworth Snyder.