In later years, cage referred to his 1940's approach to music and composition as disinterestedness, reflecting the perennial thinking that surrounded the topic of east and west but after his pivotal 1952 composition of 4'33 cage used more technical terms such as chance and indeterminacy.
John cage was a composer of chance music, also called aleatoric music with chance music, some aspect of the music is, as the name suggests, left up to chance, or. The composer john cage was at the heart of the 20th-century avant-garde he is remembered for his 'silent' piece, 4'33, his immersion in eastern philosophy, his use of random elements in his music - and his sense of fun.
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Explore the ways in which post-1945 trends in music composition challenged 19th century assumptions about what constitutes music, the role of the composer and the audience, and the relationship between music and technology. W&t 159 john cage: how would you describe john cage's compositional philosophy - attempted to create music totally independent of the creator's will - chance operations. Introduction to the music of john cage from the music of john cage, published by cambridge university press copyright 1993 by james pritchett all rights reserved john cage was a composer this is the premise from which everything in this book follows on the face of it, this would not appear to be a statement of much moment. John cage born: september 12, 1912, in ponoma, ca died: august 12, 1992, in new york city, ny early studies prepared piano chance music anti-music and 4'33 sounds early studies: john milton cage jr was born on september 5, 1912, in los angeles, california.
A brief overview of john cage’s musical philosophy asian cultures were a major influence on american composer john cage he began studying indian philosophy and zen buddhism in the late 1940’s, which led him to his ideas of indeterminacy and chance-controlled music, which he began composing in the early 1950’s. For if cage has left his music to chance, if he has thus extinguished his authority as a composer, then all that remains an idea–the idea of inviting randomness into his work the pieces are thus about this idea of chance and are not concerned with anything even remotely musical.
The music of chance the composer john cage was at the heart of the 20th-century avant-garde he is remembered for his 'silent' piece, 4'33, his immersion in eastern philosophy, his use of random elements in his music - and his sense of fun.