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Indeterminacy: New Aspect of Form in Instrumental and Electronic Music
John [1] Cage
Indeterminacy: New Aspect of Form in Instrumental and Electronic Music
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Classical
 
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The idea behind Indeterminacy was, like many Cagean ideas, essentially simple and audaciously original. Cage read 90 stories, his speed determined by the story's length. In another room, beyond earshot of Cage, David Tudor...  more »

      
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All Artists: John [1] Cage
Title: Indeterminacy: New Aspect of Form in Instrumental and Electronic Music
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Release Date: 11/10/1992
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Classical
Styles: Techno, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 093074080429

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The idea behind Indeterminacy was, like many Cagean ideas, essentially simple and audaciously original. Cage read 90 stories, his speed determined by the story's length. In another room, beyond earshot of Cage, David Tudor, pianist and veteran Cage collaborator, performed miscellaneous selections from Cage's Concert for Piano and Orchestra and played pre-recorded tape from Cage's Fontana Mix. The resulting collaboration is an astounding piece of "music," and a fine introduction to the innovations of John Cage. "A wonderfully curious way to hear stories." - Stereophile

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What better lecture on indeterminacy in modern music?
Dr. Harry Smallenburg | 07/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If there is one thing John Cage taught us of open-minds, it was "just listen, expect nothing" and I can only add to the praise of this work and recording because, just as it should do, it fulfils different things for different people. It is entirely in keeping with Cage's philosophical vantage and easily his most approachable and oft-times amusing and thought-provoking work. Cage always reminds me I can still be astonished...and without that, life would lose something, I'm sure."
Speechless.
Dr. Harry Smallenburg | 09/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love it!! I thought I could only listen to it once or twice. But it has never left my CD player. The Inside notes are excellent on this CD. This is one of John Cage's best works!! Highly recomended to the Curious. Every fan of John Cage or classical music must own this CD!!!"
A Landmark of American Art
DJ Rix | NJ USA | 09/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"How fresh this composition is after all these years. The wonderful potpourri of stories, parables & anecdotes recited at various paces according to Cage's aleatoric score, with surprising bursts of sound from David Tudor. A landmark of American art & a perfect place to begin an exploration of Cage's philosophy.

Bob Rixon, WFMU-FM"