John Cage's Theatre Pieces: Notations and Performances by William Fetterman

By William Fetterman

The experimental composer John Cage (1912-1992) is healthier recognized for his works in percussion, ready piano, and digital song, yet he's additionally stated to be some of 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. the following, William Fetterman examines the vast majority of these compositions via 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Much of the knowledge during this examine comes from formerly undocumented fabric stumbled on one of the unpublished ratings and notes of Cage and his widespread collaborator David Tudor, in addition to author's interviews with Cage and with members heavily linked to his paintings, together with David Tudor, Merce Cunningham, Bonnie fowl, Mary Caroline Richards, and Ellsworth Snyder.

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