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Saturday, September 3rd

timeless

John Cage (1912-1992), Third Construction (1941); McGill Percussion Ensemble, live, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada), 2011

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Tuesday, April 5th

alone

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915), Etude in F-sharp minor, Op. 8, No. 2 (1894); Ivo Pogorelić (1958-, piano), published 2014

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musical thoughts

Music is a means of rapid transportation.

—John Cage (1912-1992)

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park Conservatory)

Tuesday, March 15th

what’s new

Ensemble Musikfabrik (Marco Blaauw, trumpet, curator; Benjamin Kobler, piano), live, Cologne (Germany), yesterday: John Cage, The Perilous Night (1944) for prepared piano; Rebecca Saunders, Blaauw (2004) for double bell trumpet; Rebecca Saunders, Unsaid (2019) for piano; Rebecca Saunders, White (2015, rev. 2016) for double bell trumpet; Morton Feldman, Last Pieces (1959) for piano; Alvin Singleton, Vous Compra (2001) for trumpet and piano

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, March 8th

like nobody else

In a world of too much—news, suffering, noise—he offers a small, quiet space to inhabit.

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), For John Cage (1982); Jesse Mills (violin), Rieko Aizawa (piano), live, New York (Bargemusic, Brooklyn), 7/30/21

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, December 14th

timeless

John Cage (1912-1992), Six Melodies (1950); Ensemble Musikfabrik (Hannah Weirich, violin; Ulrich Löffler, piano), live, Cologne (Germany), 2020

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, November 22nd

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

John Cage (1912-1992), In a Landscape (1948); Keiko Shichijo (piano), live, Amsterdam, c. 2009

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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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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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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

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