John Cage Reflections demo version (excerpt)
sound, 2012
excerpt duration: 2:18
duration of complete work: 6:56

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Excerpt from the demo version of John Cage Reflections that combines synthesized spoken word based on a 1972 Cage interview with an excerpted 1965 recording of Cartridge Music performed by Cage and David Tudor. The interview was published in a 1974 book with the title Reflections of a Progressive Composer on a Damaged Society and includes personal reflections on indeterminacy as an expander of life experience, music making with friends as a model for practical anarchy, the proper use of musical freedom, participatory music (music of the many), and the future of music.

Cover image for John Cage's book entitled Silence

Silence, 2012, B/W photograph

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