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Tuesday, August 10th

like nobody else

John Cage (1912-1992), Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano (1946-1948), excerpts; James Tenney (piano), live, West Hollywood, Calif., 2002

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, May 20th

alone

John Cage (1912-1992), Sonata X for prepared piano (1946-48); Tim Ovens, live, published 2009

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reading table

Forever – is composed of Nows –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 690 (Franklin)

Monday, February 1st

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

John Cage (1912-1992), In a Landscape (1948); Stephen Drury (piano), 1994

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

No one home.
Fallen pine needles
scattered at the door.

—Ryokan (1758-1831), translated from Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi

Tuesday, October 27th

alone

John Cage (1912-1992), In a Landscape (1948); Evi Kyriazidou (piano), Olia Olina (choreography and dance), live, Greece (Komotini), 2014

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Thursday, October 10th

serendipity

John Cage (1912-1992), Amores (1943, for prepared piano and percussion trio)

Some sounds, heard in the middle of the night, can make you feel grateful to have ears.

 

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, March 28th

sounds of Chicago

John Cage, Solo for flute, from Concert for Piano (1958); Eric Lamb, flute (International Contemporary Ensemble), Chicago, 2012


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musical thoughts

Music is theater for the ear. Take this performance. The phrasing, the interplay between sound and silence—this unfolds like something by Beckett.

Monday, December 17th

what’s new

Peter Van Hoesen (electronics) & Gabi Sultana (piano) play John Cage (1912-1992), live, Paris, 10/30/18 (published 12/12/18)

 

Tuesday, September 25th

more

John Cage (1912-1992), Sonatas and Interludes, for prepared piano (1946-48), excerpts; James Tenney (piano), live, West Hollywood, Calif., 2002

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lagniappe

random sights

last month, Chicago (Columbus Park)

 

Monday, September 24th

otherworldly

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

 

Tuesday, September 6th

This I could listen to all day.

John Cage (1912-1992), Dream (1948)
Anton Batagov (1965-, piano), live, Moscow, 2014


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art beat: other day, Museum of Modern Art (New York)

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), Pines and Rocks, c. 1897

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