sounds of Chicago
John Cage, Solo for flute, from Concert for Piano (1958); Eric Lamb, flute (International Contemporary Ensemble), Chicago, 2012
Music is theater for the ear. Take this performance. The phrasing, the interplay between sound and silence—this unfolds like something by Beckett.
Peter Van Hoesen (electronics) & Gabi Sultana (piano) play John Cage (1912-1992), live, Paris, 10/30/18 (published 12/12/18)
John Cage (1912-1992), Sonatas and Interludes, for prepared piano (1946-48), excerpts; James Tenney (piano), live, West Hollywood, Calif., 2002
last month, Chicago (Columbus Park)
This I could listen to all day.
John Cage (1912-1992), Three Dances for Two Prepared Pianos (1944-45); Seba Ali (piano) and Jacqueline Ching-Ling (piano), live, Stony Brook, N.Y., 2015
John Cage (1912-1992), Third Construction (1941); So Percussion, live
Steve Reich (1936-), Six Marimbas (1986), arranged for gamelan (Iwan Gunawan)
Music is a means of rapid transportation.
—John Cage (1912-1992)
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Years ago, at the University of Chicago Law School, I took classes from the late Antonin Scalia. He was one of the first professors I encountered, as I had him for Contracts, a first-year staple. Two-word review: Very funny.