Conversing with Cage draws on over 150 interviews with John Cage conducted over four decades to draw a full picture of his life and art. Filled with the witty aphorisms that have made Cage as famous as an esthetic philosopher as a composer, the book offers both an introduction to Cage's way of thinking and a rich gathering of his many thoughts on art, life, and music. John Cage is perhaps this century's most radical classical composer. From his famous ''silent'' piece (4'33'') to his proclamation that ''all sound is music,'' Cage stretched the aesthetic boundaries of what could be performed in the modern concert hall. But, more than that,.
Personal Name: Kostelanetz, Richard. Conversing with Cage draws on over 150 interviews with John Cage conducted over four decades to draw a full picture of his life and art. Personal Name: Cage, John Interviews. Rubrics: Composers United States Interviews.
Richard Kostelanetz has authored over 40 books of criticism of contemporary music and the arts. He is noted as one of the first critics to recognize the importance of John Cage, and has written and collected several books on Cage and his work. He is a long-time resident of SoHo in New York City.
Richard Kostelanetz arranged excerpts from these texts into one extensive interview in several chapters, checked and corrected by John Cage himself.
Few artists of his eminence or his conversational brilliance were as generous with interviews as John Cage, who honored requests from undergraduate newspapers with attention and grace equal to those from slick magazines; and these interviews have appeared all over the world. Since they were individually incomplete, while most had elements lacking in others, it seemed appropriate to select exemplary passages, and from these selections to compose a sort of extended ur-interview that Cage ideally might have given.
Richard Cory Kostelanetz (born May 14, 1940) is an American artist, author, and critic. Kostelanetz was born to Boris Kostelanetz and Ethel Cory and is the nephew of the conductor Andre Kostelanetz. from Brown University and an . in American History from Columbia University under Woodrow Wilson, NYS Regents, and International Fellowships; he also studied at King's College London as a Fulbright Scholar.
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. John Cage was perhaps the 20th century's most radical classical composer. From his famous "silent" piece (4'33") to his proclamation that "all sound is music," Cage stretched the aesthetic boundaries of what could be performed in the modern concert hall. But, more than that, Cage was a provocative cultural figure, who played a key role in inspiring scores of other artists - and social philosophers - in the second half of the 20th century.