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John Milton Cage Jr. (September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992) was an American composer and music theorist. [1]

263 relations: A Flower, A Year from Monday, Abstract expressionism, Academy Awards, Adolph Weiss, Adrian Knight (composer), Al Hansen, Alaska, Aleatoric music, Alex Ross (music critic), Allan Kaprow, Amplified cactus, An Anthology of Chance Operations, Ananda Coomaraswamy, Anarchy, Ancient Greek architecture, André Breton, Anne Midgette, Anne-Kathrin Peitz, Anton Webern, Antonin Artaud, Aphex Twin, Arnold Schoenberg, Arteriosclerosis, Arthritis, As Slow as Possible, Asheville, North Carolina, Avant-garde, Bard College, Beat Streuli, Betty Freeman, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Black Mountain College, Bonnie Bird, Bookbinding, Brave New Waves, Brian Eno, Brooklyn, Buckminster Fuller, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Capri, Carnegie Hall, Cartesian coordinate system, Cathy Berberian, CBS, Character piece, Cheap Imitation, Chinese classics, Christian Wolff (composer), Christopher Hobbs, ..., Chromaticism, Claremont, California, Collage, Cologne, Colony of Virginia, Conch, Construction (Cage), Cornish College of the Arts, Counterpoint, D. T. Suzuki, Darmstadt School, David Tudor, Dick Higgins, Divination, Douglas Kahn, Drukqs, Earle Brown, Edition Peters, Electroacoustic music, Electronic Arts Intermix, Empty Words, Ensemble Modern, Erik Satie, Etudes Australes, Etudes Boreales, Europeras, Extended technique, Fannie Charles Dillon, Finnegans Wake, Fluxus, Frank Zappa, Freeman Etudes, Galka Scheyer, Galveston, Texas, Gary Rydstrom, Gavin Bryars, George Brecht, George Segal (artist), George Washington, Good Samaritan Hospital (Los Angeles), Gothic architecture, Graphic notation (music), Greater Los Angeles, Grete Sultan, Happening, Heiner Goebbels, Helmut Lachenmann, Henning Lohner, Henry Cowell, Henry David Thoreau, Henry Vega, Hitchhiking, Howard Skempton, HPSCHD, I Ching, Iannis Xenakis, Igor Stravinsky, IIT Institute of Design, Imaginary Landscape, Imaginary Landscape No. 1, Improvisation, Indeterminacy (music), Indian philosophy, Jackson Mac Low, Jackson Pollock, James Joyce, Jean Erdman, Johann Sebastian Bach, John Cage Day, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, John White (composer), John Whiting, Karen Karnes, Karlheinz Essl Jr., Karlheinz Stockhausen, Kasia Glowicka, Kenneth Patchen, Kurt Wolff (publisher), La Monte Young, Lazare Lévy, László Moholy-Nagy, Le Havre, Leaves of Grass, List of Cambridge Companions to Music, List of compositions by John Cage, Lithography, Los Angeles, Los Angeles High School, Los Angeles Times, Lou Harrison, Luciano Berio, M (John Cage book), M. C. Richards, Macrobiotic diet, Mallorca, Manhattan, Marcel Duchamp, Margaret Leng Tan, Mark Tobey, Marshall McLuhan, Mary Bauermeister, Mauricio Kagel, Max Ernst, McHenry Library, Merce Cunningham, Mesostic, Michael Parsons (composer), Michael Steinberg (music critic), Michael Tilson Thomas, Mills College, Modern dance, Morton Feldman, Museum of Modern Art, Music for Piano (Cage), Music of Changes, Music theory, Mycology, Nam June Paik, NASA, New York Mycological Society, New York Philharmonic, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Noise music, Norman O. Brown, Northwestern University, Notations, Number Pieces, Obscure Records, Olivier Messiaen, Oskar Fischinger, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, Pantheon Books, Paul Hindemith, Paul Zukofsky, Pauline Gibling Schindler, Peggy Guggenheim, Philip Glass, Pierre Boulez, Piet Mondrian, Poly(methyl methacrylate), Pomona College, Prepared piano, Radiohead, Ramapo Mountains, Raymond Federman, Richard Buhlig, Richard Kostelanetz, Richard Taruskin, Roaratorio, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Wilson (director), Robin Maconie, Ruhrtriennale, Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center, San Francisco Symphony, Santa Monica, California, Sari Dienes, Scale (music), Schott Music, Sciatica, Seattle, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Serialism, Seville, Sight-reading, Silence: Lectures and Writings, Socrate, Sonata for Clarinet (Cage), Sonatas and Interludes, Song Books (Cage), Sonic Youth, Sound design, Stan Vanderbeek, Star chart, Stereolab, Steve Reich, Stony Point, New York, String Quartet in Four Parts, Submarine, Supply Belcher, Tōru Takemitsu, Terry Riley, The Guardian, The New School, The Oxford History of Western Music, The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs, Thom Yorke, Tone row, Transposition (music), Twelve-tone technique, UbuWeb, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Santa Cruz, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, University of Southern California, Valedictorian, Variations (Cage), Vassar College, Virgil Thomson, Walt Whitman, Walter Zimmermann, Watercolor painting, Wesleyan University, Wesleyan University Press, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Williams Mix, Witold Lutosławski, Woodstock, New York, Works for prepared piano by John Cage, Yuma, Arizona, YWCA, Zen, 4′33″. Expand index (213 more) »

A Flower

A Flower is a song for voice and closed piano by John Cage.

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A Year from Monday

A Year from Monday: New Lectures and Writings is a book by American avant-garde composer John Cage (1912–1992), first published in 1967 by Wesleyan University Press.

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Abstract expressionism

Abstract expressionism is a post–World War II art movement in American painting, developed in New York in the 1940s.

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Academy Awards

The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.

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Adolph Weiss

Adolph Weiss (Baltimore, Maryland, November 12, 1891 – Van Nuys, California, February 21, 1971) was an American composer.

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Adrian Knight (composer)

Adrian Knight (born 1987 in Uppsala, Sweden) is a composer, songwriter and musician living and working in Brooklyn, New York.

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Al Hansen

Alfred Earl "Al" Hansen (5 October 1927 – 22 June 1995) was an American artist.

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Alaska (Alax̂sxax̂) is a U.S. state located in the northwest extremity of North America.

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Aleatoric music

Aleatoric music (also aleatory music or chance music; from the Latin word alea, meaning "dice") is music in which some element of the composition is left to chance, and/or some primary element of a composed work's realization is left to the determination of its performer(s).

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Alex Ross (music critic)

Alex Ross (born 1968) is an American music critic.

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Allan Kaprow

Allan Kaprow (August 23, 1927 – April 5, 2006) was an American painter, assemblagist and a pioneer in establishing the concepts of performance art.

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Amplified cactus

An amplified cactus is a cactus plant (preferably a Denmoza or Geohintonia) used as a musical instrument.

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An Anthology of Chance Operations

An Anthology of Chance Operations (An Anthology) was an artist's book publication from the early 1960s of experimental neodada art and music composition that used John Cage inspired indeterminacy.

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Ananda Coomaraswamy

Ananda Kentish Muthu Coomaraswamy (ஆனந்த குமாரசுவாமி, Ānanda Kentiś Muthū Kumāraswāmī; 22 August 1877 − 9 September 1947) was a Ceylonese Tamil philosopher and Metaphysicist, as well as a pioneering historian and philosopher of Indian art, particularly art history and symbolism, and an early interpreter of Indian culture to the West.

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Anarchy is the condition of a society, entity, group of people, or a single person that rejects hierarchy.

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Ancient Greek architecture

The architecture of ancient Greece is the architecture produced by the Greek-speaking people (Hellenic people) whose culture flourished on the Greek mainland, the Peloponnese, the Aegean Islands, and in colonies in Anatolia and Italy for a period from about 900 BC until the 1st century AD, with the earliest remaining architectural works dating from around 600 BC.

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André Breton

André Breton (18 February 1896 – 28 September 1966) was a French writer, poet, and anti-fascist.

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Anne Midgette

Anne Midgette is an American journalist and classical music critic.

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Anne-Kathrin Peitz

Anne-Kathrin Peitz (born March 5, 1972) is a German documentary screenwriter, director and producer.

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Anton Webern

Anton Friedrich Wilhelm (von) Webern (3 December 188315 September 1945) was an Austrian composer and conductor.

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Antonin Artaud

Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud, better known as Antonin Artaud (4 September 1896 – 4 March 1948), was a French dramatist, poet, essayist, actor, and theatre director, widely recognized as one of the major figures of twentieth-century theatre and the European avant-garde.

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Aphex Twin

Richard David James (born 18 August 1971), best known by his main alias Aphex Twin, is an Irish-born Cornish electronic musician best known for his influential and idiosyncratic work in styles such as ambient techno and IDM during the 1990s.

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Arnold Schoenberg

Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg or Schönberg (13 September 187413 July 1951) was an Austrian-American composer, music theorist, teacher, writer, and painter.

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Arteriosclerosis is the thickening, hardening and loss of elasticity of the walls of arteries.

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Arthritis is a term often used to mean any disorder that affects joints.

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As Slow as Possible

Organ²/ASLSP (As Slow as Possible) is a musical piece by John Cage and the subject of one of the longest-lasting musical performances yet undertaken.

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Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is a city and the county seat of Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States.

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The avant-garde (from French, "advance guard" or "vanguard", literally "fore-guard") are people or works that are experimental, radical, or unorthodox with respect to art, culture, or society.

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Bard College

Bard College is a private liberal arts college in Annandale-on-Hudson, a hamlet in New York, United States.

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Beat Streuli

Beat Streuli (born 1957) is a Swiss visual artist who works with photo and video based media.

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Betty Freeman

Betty Wishnick-Freeman (2 June 1921 – 3 January 2009) was an American philanthropist and photographer.

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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company is an American dance company based out of Harlem in New York City.

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Black Mountain College

Black Mountain College was an experimental college founded in 1933 by John Andrew Rice, Theodore Dreier, and several others.

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Bonnie Bird

Bonnie Bird (April 30, 1914 – April 9, 1995) was an American modern dancer and dance educator.

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Bookbinding is the process of physically assembling a book of codex format from an ordered stack of paper sheets that are folded together into sections or sometimes left as a stack of individual sheets.

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Brave New Waves

Brave New Waves was a Canadian radio program which aired on CBC Stereo, later known as CBC Radio 2, from 1984 to 2007.

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Brian Eno

Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI (born Brian Peter George Eno; 15 May 1948) is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, writer, and visual artist.

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Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with a census-estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017.

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Buckminster Fuller

Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist.

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Société Radio-Canada), branded as CBC/Radio-Canada, is a Canadian federal Crown corporation that serves as the national public broadcaster for both radio and television.

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Capri (usually pronounced by English speakers) is an island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy.

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Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall (but more commonly) is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east side of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street, two blocks south of Central Park.

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Cartesian coordinate system

A Cartesian coordinate system is a coordinate system that specifies each point uniquely in a plane by a pair of numerical coordinates, which are the signed distances to the point from two fixed perpendicular directed lines, measured in the same unit of length.

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Cathy Berberian

Catherine Anahid Berberian (July 4, 1925 – March 6, 1983) was an American mezzo-soprano and composer based in Italy.

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CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation.

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Character piece

Character piece is a calque of the German Charakterstück, a term, not very precisely defined, used for a broad range of 19th-century piano music based on a single idea or program.

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Cheap Imitation

Cheap Imitation is a piece for solo piano by John Cage, composed in 1969.

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Chinese classics

Chinese classic texts or canonical texts refers to the Chinese texts which originated before the imperial unification by the Qin dynasty in 221 BC, particularly the "Four Books and Five Classics" of the Neo-Confucian tradition, themselves a customary abridgment of the "Thirteen Classics".

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Christian Wolff (composer)

Christian G. Wolff (born March 8, 1934) is an American composer of experimental classical music.

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Christopher Hobbs

Christopher Hobbs (born 9 September 1950) is an English experimental composer, best known as a pioneer of British Systems music.

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Chromaticism is a compositional technique interspersing the primary diatonic pitches and chords with other pitches of the chromatic scale.

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Claremont, California

Claremont is a city on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County, California, United States, east of downtown Los Angeles.

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Collage (from the coller., "to glue") is a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.

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Cologne (Köln,, Kölle) is the largest city in the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the fourth most populated city in Germany (after Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich).

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Colony of Virginia

The Colony of Virginia, chartered in 1606 and settled in 1607, was the first enduring English colony in North America, following failed proprietary attempts at settlement on Newfoundland by Sir Humphrey GilbertGILBERT (Saunders Family), SIR HUMPHREY" (history), Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online, University of Toronto, May 2, 2005 in 1583, and the subsequent further south Roanoke Island (modern eastern North Carolina) by Sir Walter Raleigh in the late 1580s. The founder of the new colony was the Virginia Company, with the first two settlements in Jamestown on the north bank of the James River and Popham Colony on the Kennebec River in modern-day Maine, both in 1607. The Popham colony quickly failed due to a famine, disease, and conflict with local Native American tribes in the first two years. Jamestown occupied land belonging to the Powhatan Confederacy, and was also at the brink of failure before the arrival of a new group of settlers and supplies by ship in 1610. Tobacco became Virginia's first profitable export, the production of which had a significant impact on the society and settlement patterns. In 1624, the Virginia Company's charter was revoked by King James I, and the Virginia colony was transferred to royal authority as a crown colony. After the English Civil War in the 1640s and 50s, the Virginia colony was nicknamed "The Old Dominion" by King Charles II for its perceived loyalty to the English monarchy during the era of the Protectorate and Commonwealth of England.. From 1619 to 1775/1776, the colonial legislature of Virginia was the House of Burgesses, which governed in conjunction with a colonial governor. Jamestown on the James River remained the capital of the Virginia colony until 1699; from 1699 until its dissolution the capital was in Williamsburg. The colony experienced its first major political turmoil with Bacon's Rebellion of 1676. After declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1775, before the Declaration of Independence was officially adopted, the Virginia colony became the Commonwealth of Virginia, one of the original thirteen states of the United States, adopting as its official slogan "The Old Dominion". The entire modern states of West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois, and portions of Ohio and Western Pennsylvania were later created from the territory encompassed, or claimed by, the colony of Virginia at the time of further American independence in July 1776.

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Conch is a common name that is applied to a number of different medium to large-sized shells.

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Construction (Cage)

Construction is the title of several pieces by American composer John Cage, all scored for unorthodox percussion instruments.

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Cornish College of the Arts

Cornish College of the Arts is a college in the Denny Triangle, Capitol Hill and Seattle CenterBerson, Misha.

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In music, counterpoint is the relationship between voices that are harmonically interdependent (polyphony) yet independent in rhythm and contour.

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D. T. Suzuki

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki (鈴木 大拙 貞太郎 Suzuki Daisetsu Teitarō; he rendered his name "Daisetz" in 1894; 18 October 1870 – 12 July 1966) was a Japanese author of books and essays on Buddhism, Zen (Chan) and Shin that were instrumental in spreading interest in both Zen and Shin (and Far Eastern philosophy in general) to the West.

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Darmstadt School

Darmstadt School refers to a group of composers who attended the from the early 1950s to the early 1960s in Darmstadt, Germany.

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David Tudor

David Eugene Tudor (January 20, 1926 – August 13, 1996) was an American pianist and composer of experimental music.

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Dick Higgins

Dick Higgins (March 15, 1938 – October 25, 1998) was a British composer, poet, printmaker, and early Fluxus artist.

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Divination (from Latin divinare "to foresee, to be inspired by a god", related to divinus, divine) is the attempt to gain insight into a question or situation by way of an occultic, standardized process or ritual.

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Douglas Kahn

Douglas Kahn (born 1951) is Professor of Media and Innovation at the (NIEA) at the University of New South Wales, Australia, and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis, where he was the Founding Director of Technocultural Studies.

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Drukqs (stylised as drukQs) is the fifth studio album by Aphex Twin, a pseudonym used by English electronic musician Richard D. James.

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Earle Brown

Earle Brown (December 26, 1926 – July 2, 2002) was an American composer who established his own formal and notational systems.

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Edition Peters

Edition Peters is a classical music publisher founded in Leipzig, Germany in 1800.

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Electroacoustic music

Electroacoustic music originated in Western art music around the middle of the 20th century, following the incorporation of electric sound production into compositional practice.

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Electronic Arts Intermix

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is a nonprofit arts organization that is a leading international resource for video and media art.

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Empty Words

Empty Words: Writings ’73–’78 is a book by American avant-garde composer John Cage (1912–1992), first published in 1979 by Wesleyan University Press.

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Ensemble Modern

Ensemble Modern is an international ensemble dedicated to performing and promoting the music of modern composers.

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Erik Satie

Éric Alfred Leslie Satie (17 May 18661 July 1925), who signed his name Erik Satie after 1884, was a French composer and pianist.

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Etudes Australes

Etudes Australes is a set of etudes for piano solo by John Cage, composed in 1974–75 for Grete Sultan.

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Etudes Boreales

Etudes Boreales is a set of etudes for cello and/or piano composed by John Cage in 1978.

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Europeras is a series of five operas by the composer John Cage.

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Extended technique

In music, extended technique is unconventional, unorthodox, or non-traditional methods of singing or of playing musical instruments employed to obtain unusual sounds or timbres.

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Fannie Charles Dillon

Fannie Charles Dillon (March 16, 1881February 21, 1947) was an American pianist, music educator and composer.

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Finnegans Wake

Finnegans Wake is a work of fiction by Irish writer James Joyce.

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Fluxus is an international and interdisciplinary group of artists, composers, designers and poets that took shape in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Frank Zappa

Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American musician, composer, activist and filmmaker.

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Freeman Etudes

Freeman Etudes are a set of etudes for solo violin composed by John Cage.

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Galka Scheyer

Galka Scheyer (born Emilie Esther Scheyer, 15 April 1889, Braunschweig – 13 December 1945, Los Angeles) was a German-American painter, art dealer, art collector, and teacher.

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Galveston, Texas

Galveston is a coastal resort city on Galveston Island and Pelican Island in the U.S. state of Texas.

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Gary Rydstrom

Gary Roger Rydstrom (born June 29, 1959) is an American sound designer and director.

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Gavin Bryars

Richard Gavin Bryars (born 16 January 1943) is an English composer and double bassist.

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George Brecht

George Brecht (August 27, 1926 – December 5, 2008), born George Ellis MacDiarmid, was an American conceptual artist and avant-garde composer, as well as a professional chemist who worked as a consultant for companies including Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Mobil Oil.

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George Segal (artist)

George Segal (November 26, 1924 – June 9, 2000) was an American painter and sculptor associated with the Pop Art movement.

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George Washington

George Washington (February 22, 1732 –, 1799), known as the "Father of His Country," was an American soldier and statesman who served from 1789 to 1797 as the first President of the United States.

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Good Samaritan Hospital (Los Angeles)

Good Samaritan Hospital is a hospital in Los Angeles, California.

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Gothic architecture

Gothic architecture is an architectural style that flourished in Europe during the High and Late Middle Ages.

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Graphic notation (music)

Graphic notation (or graphic score) is the representation of music through the use of visual symbols outside the realm of traditional music notation.

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Greater Los Angeles

Greater Los Angeles is the second-largest urban region in the United States, encompassing five counties in southern California, extending from Ventura County in the west to San Bernardino County and Riverside County on the east, with Los Angeles County in the center and Orange County to the southeast.

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Grete Sultan

Grete Sultan (born Johanna Margarete Sultan) (June 21, 1906June 26, 2005) was a German-American pianist.

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A happening is a performance, event, or situation meant to be considered art, usually as performance art.

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Heiner Goebbels

Heiner Goebbels (born 17 August 1952) is a German composer, director and professor at Justus-Liebig-University in Gießen and artistic director of the International Festival of the Arts Ruhrtriennale 2012–14.

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Helmut Lachenmann

Helmut Friedrich Lachenmann (born 27 November 1935 in Stuttgart) is a German composer associated with "musique concrète instrumentale".

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Henning Lohner

Henning Lohner (born 17 July 1961) is a German-American composer and filmmaker.

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Henry Cowell

Henry Dixon Cowell (March 11, 1897 – December 10, 1965) was an American composer, music theorist, pianist, teacher, publisher, and impresario.

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Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (see name pronunciation; July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian.

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Henry Vega

Henry Vega (born 1973) is an award-winning composer and Electroacoustic musician from New York City, currently living in The Hague, Netherlands.

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Hitchhiking (also known as thumbing, hitching, or autostop) is a means of transportation that is gained by asking people, usually strangers, for a ride in their automobile or other vehicle.

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Howard Skempton

Howard While Skempton (born 31 October 1947) is an English composer, pianist, and accordionist.

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HPSCHD (pronounced as acronym: eɪtʃ-piː-ɛs-siː-eɪtʃ-di:, although Cage himself said the title is "Harpsichord"), is a composition for harpsichord and computer-generated sounds by American avant-garde composers John Cage (1912–1992) and Lejaren Hiller (1924–1994).

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I Ching

The I Ching,.

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Iannis Xenakis

Iannis Xenakis (Greek: Γιάννης (Ιάννης) Ξενάκης; 29 May 1922 – 4 February 2001) was a Romanian-born, Greek-French composer, music theorist, architect, and engineer.

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Igor Stravinsky

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (ˈiɡərʲ ˈfʲɵdərəvʲɪtɕ strɐˈvʲinskʲɪj; 6 April 1971) was a Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor.

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IIT Institute of Design

IIT Institute of Design (ID) at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), founded as the New Bauhaus, is a graduate school teaching systemic, human-centered design.

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Imaginary Landscape

Imaginary Landscape is the title of a series of five pieces by American composer John Cage, all of which include instruments or other elements requiring electricity.

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Imaginary Landscape No. 1

Imaginary Landscape No.

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Improvisation is creating or performing something spontaneously or making something from whatever is available.

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Indeterminacy (music)

Indeterminacy is a composing approach in which some aspects of a musical work are left open to chance or to the interpreter's free choice.

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Indian philosophy

Indian philosophy refers to ancient philosophical traditions of the Indian subcontinent.

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Jackson Mac Low

Jackson Mac Low (September 12, 1922 – December 8, 2004) was an American poet, performance artist, composer and playwright, known to most readers of poetry as a practioneer of systematic chance operations and other non-intentional compositional methods in his work, which Mac Low first experienced in the musical work of John Cage, Earle Brown, and Christian Wolff.

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Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956) was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement.

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James Joyce

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist, short story writer, and poet.

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Jean Erdman

Jean Erdman (born February 20, 1916) is an American dancer and choreographer of modern dance as well as an avant-garde theater director.

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (28 July 1750) was a composer and musician of the Baroque period, born in the Duchy of Saxe-Eisenach.

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John Cage Day

John Cage Day was the name given to several events held during 2012, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the composer John Cage.

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John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation was founded in 1925 by Olga and Simon Guggenheim in memory of their son, who died on April 26, 1922.

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John White (composer)

John White (born 5 April 1936 in Berlin) is an English experimental composer and musical performer.

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John Whiting

John Robert Whiting (15 November 1917 – 16 June 1963) was an English actor, dramatist and critic.

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Karen Karnes

Karen Karnes (November 17, 1925 – July 12, 2016) was an American ceramist, best known for her earth toned stoneware ceramics.

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Karlheinz Essl Jr.

Karlheinz Essl (born 15 August 1960) is an Austrian composer, performer, sound artist, improviser, and composition teacher.

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Karlheinz Stockhausen

Karlheinz Stockhausen (22 August 1928 – 5 December 2007) was a German composer, widely acknowledged by critics as one of the most important but also controversial composers of the 20th and early 21st centuries.

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Kasia Glowicka

Kasia Glowicka (born Katarzyna Glowicka, October 12, 1977), also known as Katarina Glowicka, is an award-winning Polish composer and lecturer of computer music at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.

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Kenneth Patchen

Kenneth Patchen (December 13, 1911January 8, 1972) was an American poet and novelist.

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Kurt Wolff (publisher)

Kurt Wolff (3 March 1887 – 21 October 1963) was a German publisher, editor, writer and journalist.

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La Monte Young

La Monte Thornton Young (born October 14, 1935) is an American avant-garde composer, musician, and artist generally recognized as the first minimalist composer.

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Lazare Lévy

Lazare Lévy Lazare Lévy, also hyphenated as Lazare-Lévy, (18 January 188220 September 1964) was an influential French pianist, organist, composer and pedagogue.

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László Moholy-Nagy

László Moholy-Nagy (born László Weisz; July 20, 1895 – November 24, 1946) was a Hungarian painter and photographer as well as a professor in the Bauhaus school.

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Le Havre

Le Havre, historically called Newhaven in English, is an urban French commune and city in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region of northwestern France.

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Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman (1819–1892).

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List of Cambridge Companions to Music

The Cambridge Companions to Music form a book series published by Cambridge University Press.

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List of compositions by John Cage

This is a list of compositions by John Cage (1912–1992), arranged in chronological order by year of composition.

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Lithography is a method of printing originally based on the immiscibility of oil and water.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.

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Los Angeles High School

Los Angeles High School is the oldest public high school in the Southern California Region and in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.

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Lou Harrison

Lou Silver Harrison (May 14, 1917 – February 2, 2003) was an American composer.

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Luciano Berio

Luciano Berio, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (October 24, 1925 – May 27, 2003) was an Italian composer.

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M (John Cage book)

M: Writings ’67–’72 is a book of essays by American avant-garde composer John Cage (1912–1992), first published in 1973 by Wesleyan University Press.

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M. C. Richards

Mary Caroline Richards (July 13, 1916, Weiser, Idaho – September 10, 1999, Kimberton, Pennsylvania) was an American poet, potter, and writer best known for her book Centering: in Pottery, Poetry and the Person.

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Macrobiotic diet

A macrobiotic diet (or macrobiotics) is a fad diet fixed on ideas about types of food drawn from Zen Buddhism.

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Mallorca, or Majorca, is the largest island in the Balearic Islands, which are part of Spain and located in the Mediterranean.

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Manhattan is the most densely populated borough of New York City, its economic and administrative center, and its historical birthplace.

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Marcel Duchamp

Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp (28 July 1887 – 2 October 1968) was a French-American painter, sculptor, chess player and writer whose work is associated with Cubism, conceptual art, and Dada, although he was careful about his use of the term Dada and was not directly associated with Dada groups.

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Margaret Leng Tan

Margaret Leng Tan is a classical music artist known for her work as a professional toy pianist, performing in major cities around the world on her 51 cm-high toy pianos.

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Mark Tobey

Mark George Tobey (December 11, 1890 – April 24, 1976) was an American painter.

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Marshall McLuhan

Herbert Marshall McLuhan (July 21, 1911December 31, 1980) was a Canadian professor, philosopher, and public intellectual.

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Mary Bauermeister

Mary Hilde Ruth Bauermeister (born 7 September 1934) is a German artist.

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Mauricio Kagel

Mauricio Raúl Kagel (December 24, 1931 – September 18, 2008) was a German-Argentine composer notable for developing the theatrical side of musical performance.

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Max Ernst

Max Ernst (2 April 1891 – 1 April 1976) was a German painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet.

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McHenry Library

The McHenry Library is the arts, humanities, and social sciences library of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Merce Cunningham

Mercier Philip "Merce" Cunningham (April 16, 1919 – July 26, 2009) was an American dancer and choreographer who was at the forefront of the American modern dance for more than 50 years.

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A mesostic is a poem or other text arranged so that a vertical phrase intersects lines of horizontal text.

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Michael Parsons (composer)

Michael Edward Parsons (born 12 December 1938) is a British composer.

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Michael Steinberg (music critic)

Carl Michael Alfred Steinberg (4 October 1928 – 26 July 2009) was an American music critic, musicologist, and writer best known, according to San Francisco Chronicle music critic Joshua Kosman, for "the illuminating, witty and often deeply personal notes he wrote for the San Francisco Symphony's program booklets, beginning in 1979." He contributed several entries to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, wrote articles for music journals and magazine, notes for CDs, and published a number of books on music, both collected published annotations and new writings.

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Michael Tilson Thomas

Michael Tilson Thomas (born December 21, 1944) is an American conductor, pianist and composer.

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Mills College

Mills College is a liberal arts and sciences college located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Modern dance

Modern dance is a broad genre of western concert or theatrical dance, primarily arising out of Germany and the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Morton Feldman

Morton Feldman (January 12, 1926 – September 3, 1987) was an American composer.

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Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

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Music for Piano (Cage)

Music for Piano is a series of 85 indeterminate musical compositions for piano by American avant-garde composer John Cage.

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Music of Changes

Music of Changes is a piece for solo piano by John Cage.

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Music theory

Music theory is the study of the practices and possibilities of music.

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Mycology is the branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi, including their genetic and biochemical properties, their taxonomy and their use to humans as a source for tinder, medicine, food, and entheogens, as well as their dangers, such as toxicity or infection.

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Nam June Paik

Nam June Paik (July 20, 1932 – January 29, 2006) was a Korean American artist.

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

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New York Mycological Society

The New York Mycological Society is a nonprofit organization of 430 members who share an interest in mycology as well as in mycophagy.

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New York Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic, officially the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, Inc., globally known as New York Philharmonic Orchestra (NYPO) or New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, is a symphony orchestra based in New York City in the United States.

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New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, is located in Manhattan, New York City, at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on the Upper West Side, between the Metropolitan Opera House and the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

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Noise music

Noise music is a category of music that is characterised by the expressive use of noise within a musical context.

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Norman O. Brown

Norman Oliver Brown (September 25, 1913 – October 2, 2002) was an American scholar, writer, and social philosopher.

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Northwestern University

Northwestern University (NU) is a private research university based in Evanston, Illinois, United States, with other campuses located in Chicago and Doha, Qatar, and academic programs and facilities in Miami, Florida, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, California.

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Notations is a book that was edited and compiled by American avant-garde composer John Cage (1912–1992) with Alison Knowles and first published in 1969 by Something Else Press.

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Number Pieces

The term Number Pieces refers to a body of late compositions (40, or 41 if Seventeen was actually composed) by John Cage.

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Obscure Records

Obscure Records was a U.K. record label which existed from 1975 to 1978.

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Olivier Messiaen

Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles Messiaen (December 10, 1908 – April 27, 1992) was a French composer, organist, and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century.

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Oskar Fischinger

Oskar Wilhelm Fischinger (22 June 1900 – 31 January 1967) was a German-American abstract animator, filmmaker, and painter, notable for creating abstract musical animation many decades before the appearance of computer graphics and music videos.

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Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles

Pacific Palisades is a coastal neighborhood in the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California, located among Brentwood to the east, Malibu and Topanga to the west, Santa Monica to the southeast, the Santa Monica Bay to the southwest, and the Santa Monica Mountains to the north.

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Pantheon Books

Pantheon Books is an American book publishing imprint with editorial independence.

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Paul Hindemith

Paul Hindemith (16 November 1895 – 28 December 1963) was a prolific German composer, violist, violinist, teacher and conductor.

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Paul Zukofsky

Paul Zukofsky (October 22, 1943 – June 6, 2017) was an American violinist and conductor known for his work in the field of contemporary classical music.

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Pauline Gibling Schindler

Pauline Gibling Schindler (March 19, 1893 – May 4, 1977) was an American composer, educator, editor, and arts promoter, especially influential in supporting modern art in Southern California.

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Peggy Guggenheim

Marguerite "Peggy" Guggenheim (August 26, 1898 – December 23, 1979) was an American art collector, bohemian and socialite.

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Philip Glass

Philip Glass (born January 31, 1937) is an American composer.

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Pierre Boulez

Pierre Louis Joseph Boulez CBE (26 March 1925 – 5 January 2016) was a French composer, conductor, writer and founder of institutions.

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Piet Mondrian

Pieter Cornelis "Piet" Mondriaan, after 1906 Mondrian (later; 7 March 1872 – 1 February 1944), was a Dutch painter and theoretician who is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.

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Poly(methyl methacrylate)

Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), also known as acrylic or acrylic glass as well as by the trade names Crylux, Plexiglas, Acrylite, Lucite, and Perspex among several others (see below), is a transparent thermoplastic often used in sheet form as a lightweight or shatter-resistant alternative to glass.

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Pomona College

Pomona College is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational, liberal arts college in Claremont, California, United States.

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Prepared piano

A prepared piano is a piano that has had its sound altered by placing objects (called preparations) on or between the strings.

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Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985.

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Ramapo Mountains

The Ramapo Mountains are a forested chain of the Appalachian Mountains in northeastern New Jersey and southeastern New York, in the United States.

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Raymond Federman

Raymond Federman (May 15, 1928 – October 6, 2009) was a French–American novelist and academic, known also for poetry, essays, translations, and criticism.

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Richard Buhlig

Richard Moritz Buhlig (December 21, 1880 – January 30, 1952) was an American pianist.

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Richard Kostelanetz

Richard Cory Kostelanetz (born May 14, 1940) is an American artist, author, and critic.

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Richard Taruskin

Richard Taruskin (born 1945, New York) is an American musicologist, music historian, and critic who has written about the theory of performance, Russian music, 15th-century music, 20th-century music, nationalism, the theory of modernism, and analysis.

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Roaratorio, an Irish circus on Finnegans Wake is a musical composition by American avant-garde composer John Cage.

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Robert Rauschenberg

Milton Ernest "Robert" Rauschenberg (October 22, 1925 – May 12, 2008) was an American painter and graphic artist whose early works anticipated the pop art movement.

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Robert Wilson (director)

Robert Wilson (born October 4, 1941) is an American experimental theater stage director and playwright who has been described by the media as "'s – or even the world's – foremost avant-garde 'theater artist.

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Robin Maconie

Robin Maconie (born 22 October 1942 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a New Zealand composer, pianist, and writer.

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The Ruhrtriennale is an annual music and arts festival in the Ruhr area of Germany which runs between mid-August and mid-October.

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Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center

Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers (Saint Vincent's, or SVCMC) was a healthcare system, anchored by its flagship hospital, St.

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San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS), founded in 1911, is an American orchestra based in San Francisco, California.

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Santa Monica, California

Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, United States.

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Sari Dienes

Sari Dienes (8 October 1898 – 25 May 1992) was a Hungarian-born American artist.

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Scale (music)

In music theory, a scale is any set of musical notes ordered by fundamental frequency or pitch.

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Schott Music

Schott Music is one of the oldest German music publishers.

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Sciatica is a medical condition characterized by pain going down the leg from the lower back.

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Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States.

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Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff (28 March 1943) was a Russian pianist, composer, and conductor of the late Romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular in the Romantic repertoire.

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In music, serialism is a method of composition using series of pitches, rhythms, dynamics, timbres or other musical elements.

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Seville (Sevilla) is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville, Spain.

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Sight-reading, also called a prima vista (Italian meaning "at first sight"), is the reading and performing of a piece of music or song in music notation that the performer has not seen before.

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Silence: Lectures and Writings

Silence: Lectures and Writings is a book by American experimental composer John Cage (1912–1992), first published in 1961 by Wesleyan University Press.

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Socrate is a work for voice and piano (or small orchestra) by Erik Satie.

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Sonata for Clarinet (Cage)

Sonata for Clarinet is an early work by John Cage, composed in 1933.

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Sonatas and Interludes

Sonatas and Interludes is a cycle of twenty pieces for prepared piano by American avant-garde composer John Cage (1912–1992).

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Song Books (Cage)

Song Books (Solos for Voice 3–92) is a collection of short works by John Cage, composed and compiled by the composer in 1970.

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Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth was an American rock band based in New York City, formed in 1981.

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Sound design

Sound design is the art and practice of creating sound tracks for a variety of needs.

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Stan Vanderbeek

Stan VanDerBeek (January 6, 1927 – September 19, 1984) was an American experimental filmmaker.

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Star chart

A star chart or star map, also called a sky chart or sky map, is a map of the night sky.

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Stereolab were an English-French avant-pop band from London, formed in 1990 by Tim Gane (guitar/keyboards) and Lætitia Sadier (vocals/keyboards/guitar) who both remained at the songwriting helm across many line-up changes.

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Steve Reich

Stephen Michael Reich (born October 3, 1936) is an American composer who, along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass, pioneered minimal music in the mid to late 1960s.

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Stony Point, New York

Stony Point is a triangle-shaped town in Rockland County, New York, United States.

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String Quartet in Four Parts

String Quartet in Four Parts is a string quartet by John Cage, composed in 1950.

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A submarine (or simply sub) is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater.

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Supply Belcher

Supply Belcher (29 March 1751 – 9 June 1836) was an American composer, singer, and compiler of tune books.

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Tōru Takemitsu

was a Japanese composer and writer on aesthetics and music theory.

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Terry Riley

Terrence Mitchell "Terry" Riley (born June 24, 1935) is an American composer and performing musician associated with the minimalist school of Western classical music, of which he was a pioneer.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The New School

The New School is a private non-profit research university centered in Manhattan, New York City, USA, located mostly in Greenwich Village.

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The Oxford History of Western Music

The Oxford History of Western Music is a narrative history from the "earliest notations" (taken to be around the eighth century) to the late twentieth century.

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The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs

The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs is a song for voice and closed piano by John Cage.

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Thom Yorke

Thomas Edward Yorke (born 7 October 1968) is an English musician and composer, and the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.

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Tone row

In music, a tone row or note row (Reihe or Tonreihe), also series or set,George Perle, Serial Composition and Atonality: An Introduction to the Music of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern, fourth Edition (Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 1977): 3.

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Transposition (music)

In music transposition refers to the process, or operation, of moving a collection of notes (pitches or pitch classes) up or down in pitch by a constant interval.

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Twelve-tone technique

Twelve-tone technique—also known as dodecaphony, twelve-tone serialism, and (in British usage) twelve-note composition—is a method of musical composition devised by Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951) and associated with the "Second Viennese School" composers, who were the primary users of the technique in the first decades of its existence.

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UbuWeb is a large web-based educational resource for avant-garde material available on the internet, founded in 1996 by poet Kenneth Goldsmith.

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University of California, Los Angeles

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, United States.

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University of California, Santa Cruz

The University of California, Santa Cruz (also known as UC Santa Cruz or UCSC), is a public research university and one of 10 campuses in the University of California system.

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

The University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign (also known as U of I, Illinois, or colloquially as the University of Illinois or UIUC) is a public research university in the U.S. state of Illinois and the flagship institution of the University of Illinois System.

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University of Southern California

The University of Southern California (USC or SC) is a private research university in Los Angeles, California.

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Valedictorian is an academic title of success used in the United States, Canada, Central America, and the Philippines for the student who delivers the closing or farewell statement at a graduation ceremony (called a valediction).

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Variations (Cage)

Variations is a series of works by the American composer John Cage.

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Vassar College

Vassar College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, in the United States.

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Virgil Thomson

Virgil Thomson (November 25, 1896September 30, 1989) was an American composer and critic.

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Walt Whitman

Walter "Walt" Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist.

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Walter Zimmermann

Walter Zimmermann (born Schwabach, Germany, April 15, 1949) is a German composer associated with the Cologne School.

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Watercolor painting

Watercolor (American English) or watercolour (British English; see spelling differences), also aquarelle (French, diminutive of Latin aqua "water"), is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-based solution.

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Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts college in Middletown, Connecticut, founded in 1831.

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Wesleyan University Press

Wesleyan University Press is a university press that is part of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

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Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln (WDR, West German Broadcasting Cologne) is a German public-broadcasting institution based in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia with its main office in Cologne.

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Williams Mix

Williams Mix (1951–1953) is a 4'15" electronic composition by John Cage for eight simultaneously played independent quarter-inch magnetic tapes.

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Witold Lutosławski

Witold Roman Lutosławski (25 January 1913 – 7 February 1994) was a Polish composer and orchestral conductor.

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Woodstock, New York

Woodstock is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States.

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Works for prepared piano by John Cage

American avant-garde composer John Cage (1912–1992) started composing pieces for solo prepared piano around 1938–40.

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Yuma, Arizona

Yuma (Yuum) is a city in and the county seat of Yuma County, Arizona, United States.

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The World Young Women's Christian Association (World YWCA) is a movement working for the empowerment, leadership and rights of women, young women and girls in more than 120 countries.

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Zen (p; translit) is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that originated in China during the Tang dynasty as Chan Buddhism.

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4′33″ (pronounced "Four minutes, thirty-three seconds" or just "Four thirty-three"Solomon 1998/2002.) is a three-movement compositionPritchett, Kuhn, Grove.

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