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Pasadena Armory of the Arts Echoes with the Sounds – and Silences – of John Cage

Pasadena Armory of the Arts Echoes with the Sounds – and Silences – of John Cage

By Ted AYALA
John Cage, for all the controversy this towering figure of 20th Century music left in his wake, was at heart a quiet man. In his still audacious reinterpretation of what music is and can be, one will search in vain for the self conscious pose of the enfant terrible. With self effacing artlessness [...]

John Cage at 100: SCM Pays Tribute to 20th Century Icon Who Changed the Face of Music – Part 2

John Cage at 100: SCM Pays Tribute to 20th Century Icon Who Changed the Face of Music – Part 2

By Ted AYALA
John Cage has never been met with easy acceptance. His teacher at UCLA and USC, Arnold Schoenberg (himself a 20th Century musical revolutionary), was at once intrigued and puzzled by Cage’s music.
“Of course he’s not a composer,” he is reputed to have said of his student. “But he is an inventor – of [...]

John Cage at 100: SCM Pays Tribute to 20th Century Icon Who Changed the Face of Music – Part 1

John Cage at 100: SCM Pays Tribute to 20th Century Icon Who Changed the Face of Music – Part 1

By Ted AYALA
Genius. Fraud. Visionary. Charlatan. John Cage’s music and philosophy has a quality that very few composers possess: the ability to inspire – even decades after his death – fiery debate and profound contemplation from his audience. Perhaps no other composer of the latter half of the 20th Century so fundamentally altered the language [...]


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