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John Cage

A Conversation With Delia Gonzalez

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

Delia Gonzalez's debut titled In Remembrance is released on April 28, 2015 through DFA Records. This is not an average record release. This record has taken several years and is part of a larger multimedia project.

How Happenings Are Happening Now

Blair Schulman | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Blair Schulman

Once we depart a Happening, these encounters linger. Becoming an indentation, a mark, a line, we have made a difference in our lives and those of the people we encounter. Happenings are not about concerning ourselves with what is on the other side of a door, to open that door is enough.

Sounds and SoundBox: Shaking It Up at the San Francisco Symphony

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 03.30.2015 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

It seems safe to say that Michael Tilson Thomas -- or MTT, as he's been known since street banners announcing his appointment as music director of the San Francisco Symphony, 20 years ago, went up all over town -- had a spectacular birthday weekend recently.

Loving Portraits: James Klosty's John Cage Was

Liam Smith | Posted 03.18.2015 | Books
Liam Smith

Judging anything that has to do with John Cage is a slippery proposition. Cage didn't care much for notions of objective quality and battled against any idea of masterworks or canon. His music is difficult and not always a pleasure to experience. Cage's focus was on process. It was always more important than the end result.

What Do Blank Paintings Mean, Starting With Yves Klein

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.16.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

There's seemingly nothing to be seen in or on them except for one color (or white or black) and some texture, maybe.

Disrupt Thyself

Tamsin Smith | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Art has a way of sneaking up on us, getting under the skin and stripping off the confusion, cowardice and fear that holds us back from our most authentic actions. The artist's approach takes many forms from stealthy to direct.

By Leaves or Play of Sunlight, John Cage: Artist and Naturalist

Kari Adelaide | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Kari Adelaide

The exhibition is centered on Cage's Mushroom Book (1972), which includes both letterpress and lithographs of poetry by Cage along with botanical lithographs by Lois Long.

"Heaven & Earth" in our City of Angels

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The ancient world of pagan gods worshipped by Greeks and Romans is so, so far away; and still is so close. Need an example? What about the architect...

The Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Brown and Feldman

Daniel Asia | Posted 05.03.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

Of the perhaps inappropriately named New York School, I find Earle Brown's the most musically rich and articulate. Sign Sounds is for a small chamber...

Interview With MoMA Curator David Platzker About the New Exhibition on John Cage

Joel Garten | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Joel Garten

The uniting of the worlds of visual art and music is a trend that is getting a boost from a major new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, focusing on the composer John Cage and his monumental -- and some would say notorious -- work, titled 4'33".

The Machine and The Ghost: Interview with John J O'Connor

Ridley Howard | Posted 10.25.2013 | Arts
Ridley Howard

John has shown extensively in the US and abroad, and is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum, MOMA, and the New Museum, NY. He is currently included in Classless Society at the Tang Museum.

Nothingtoseeness: The Visual Art of John Cage at CCS Center Galleries

Vince Carducci | Posted 11.30.2013 | Detroit
Vince Carducci

Most people know John Cage (1912-1992), of course, as one of the twentieth century's most important and original avant-garde composers and thinkers. Fewer know that he was also a visual artist.

Happy Birthday, John Cage!

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.05.2013 | Arts

Though John Cage died more than 20 years ago on Aug. 12, 1992, he's still routinely cited as one of the influential avant-garde composers and original...

The Sounds of Saturn and Other Space Oddities

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Science
Michael Sigman

My friend and neighbor Robert, a former NASA engineer with a super-powerful 1961 Questar telescope (140x) in his backyard, showed me Saturn the other...

Listen / Hear / Create: A Short History

MutualArt | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts
MutualArt

The genre of sound art is still a relatively intimidating one, with even art and art history enthusiasts shying away from the topic, if only for their lack of knowledge. Generally, it is still a young art form, having only been first acknowledged by the Futurists in the early 20th Century.

Ojai Music Festival 2013: Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance!

Rodney Punt | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The undertow of somberness in the last two Ojai Music Festivals was banished for the 67th version of the venerable yet ever-renewing series on June 6 to 9. Credit for breaking the spell goes to exuberant dance maven Mark Morris.

Stochasticism, Ambition and John Cage: A Discussion With Rick Moody

Rae Bryant | Posted 08.19.2013 | Books
Rae Bryant

'My essay was about flows and probabilities. It was not a rhetorical bludgeoning, which I feel so often from literature of the mainstream these days."

How to Make the Art World Bearable Again

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Filip Noterdaeme

The art world is swept up by artists who are eager to "make a difference." I like to think of them as drone artists. They swarm the art world with killer-bee tactics to saturate it with their "socially engaged" art, co-opting real and risky political activism to further their careers.

Stranded at Judson Memorial Church With Eckert + SorensenJolink

Christopher Atamian | Posted 03.26.2013 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

What would you do should you one day find yourself stuck with a member of the opposite sex on a raft floating out at sea, with no visible rations or other means of survival?

Justice For Jazz Artists

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 03.23.2013 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

I've been watching the development of the Justice for Jazz Artists (J4JA) movement for a couple of years now. If you haven't heard of this organizat...

Limon and Magloire: A Study in Contrasts

Christopher Atamian | Posted 10.18.2012 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

This past week I had the pleasure of attending two very different performances that highlighted the diversity and richness of New York's dance culture.

Channeling John Cage

Jan Herman | Posted 11.21.2012 | Arts
Jan Herman

Is there anybody not paying tribute to John Cage this year, the centennial of his birth? My own favorite tribute is a performance that began more than a decade ago "in a crumbling medieval church" in Halberstadt, a "forlorn" eastern German city.

TONIGHT: Celebrate John Cage

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 09.04.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 1. John Cage Centennial Festival At Corcoran Gallery The very important 20th century American composer now has his ...

Saul Williams, Patton Oswalt, John Cale: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 31, September 1, 2

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.31.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 1. Saul Williams At Howard Theatre One of the only American poets that non-poetry folks enjoy. A captivating figure, w...

Toxie, Big Hush At Comet Ping Pong: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 28

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.28.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 28 1. Toxie, Big Mouth, Big Hush At Comet Ping Pong Toxie is a post-punk band from Memphis. They play the type of music ...