Author: Branden Wayne Joseph
Title: Experimentations John Cage in Music, Art, and Architecture
Print Length: 232
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
Format: PDF, ePub, mobi, azw, kf8, txt, ibook, Kindle
Experimentations provides a detailed historical and theoretical analysis of the most important period of experimental composer John Cage’s aesthetic production (ca. 1940-1972). Paying particular attention to Cage’s inter- and cross-disciplinary engagements with the visual arts and architecture during this period, the book sheds new light on some of Cage’s most controversial and influential innovations, such as the use of noise, chance techniques, indeterminacy, electronic technologies, and computerization, as well as upon lesser-known but important ideas and strategies such as transparency, multiplicity, virtuality, and actualization. Ultimately, it traces the development of Cage’s avant-garde aesthetic and political project as it transformed from the emulation of historical avant-garde precedents such as Futurism and the Bauhaus, to the development of important precedents for the post-War movements of happenings and Fluxus, to its ultimate abandonment in the aftermath of problems encountered in the vast, multimedia composition of HPSCHD.