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Cage, John
"I still believe that the purpose of music is to sober and quiet the mind thus making it susceptible to divine influences."

"Silence. Sounds are only bubbles on its surface. They burst to disappear."

Of the composers of the twentieth century John Cage (1912–1992) is doubtless one of the most inventive and the most determined in the pursuit of his musical goals. Though not responsible for its invention – for that we have Henry Cowell to thank – it was Cage's sophisticated use of the prepared piano that first brought him fame. In addition, he was responsible for a number of innovations in the aesthetics of music that were as radical as they were influential: the emancipation of noise and the use of silence as an equal partner to the musical material, the introduction of chance processes in composition, the liberation of sounds from any association with history or intention, and not least doing away with the borders of the musical work by introducing other arts. In doing so Cage's declared goal was to reconcile art and life.
Discography
Music of Changes
CD
Sonatas & Interludes
CD
Works for Piano & Prepared Piano - Vol. II
CD
Sonata XIII / Music for Marcel Duchamp / Song Books I-II / Empty Words III
CD
Etudes Australes (complete)
3 CDs
Works for Piano, Toy Piano & Prepared Piano - Vol. III
CD
Works for Piano & Prepared Piano - Vol. IV
CD
Satie, Erik: Socrate / Cage, John: Cheap Imitation
CD
Works for Percussion
CD
Concert for Piano and Orchestra / Atlas Eclipticalis
CD
The 25-Year Retrospective Concert of the Music of John Cage
3 CDs - 96-page booklet
Roaratorio - Ein Irischer Circus über 'Finnegans Wake'
CD
John Cage: Two4 / Toshio Hosokawa: In die Tiefe der Zeit
CD
MagnifiCathy - The Many Voices of Cathy Berberian
CD
Music & Graphic - Organ Improvisations
CD
James Joyce / Marcel Duchamp / Erik Satie: An Alphabet (Ein Alphabet)
2 CDs
Diary: How to improve the World (You will only make Matters worse)
8 CDs - 64-page booklet in presentation box
Anarchic Harmonies - John Cage: Harmonies / Girolamo Frescobaldi: Canzoni
CD
Riverrun: Voicings / Soundscapes - On the human voice, the universe of sounds and noises amidst the silence. A sound journey into the WDR "Studio of Acoustic Art" by Klaus Schöning
2 CDs - 80-page booklet
Credo in US - More Works for Percussion
CD
CageAnimations
CD
BIRDCAGE | 73'20.958'' for a Composer - film collage by Hans G Helms (1972)
DVD
Da lontano
Super Audio CD - Hybrid Stereo + Surround Sound
Dream / Concert for Piano and Orchestra / Freeman Etudes 1-5 / Ryoanji / Radio Music
CD
Earle Brown - A Life in Music - Vol. 1 - Earle Brown's Contemporary Sound Series
3 CDs
Earle Brown - A Life in Music - Vol. 3 - Earle Brown's Contemporary Sound Series
3 CDs
Earle Brown - A Life in Music - Vol. 6 - Earle Brown's Contemporary Sound Series
3 CDs
Etudes Australes
4 CDs
Etudes Boreales / Harmonies / 10'40.3''
CD
Grete Sultan - Piano Seasons
4 CDs
John Cage 100 - Anniversary Box
5 CDs
Music of Our Time
CD
One7 | Four6
CD
Orient - Occident - aus/from: Sonatas & Interludes (Cage), Das Buch der Klänge (Otte), Stundenbuch (Otte)
CD
Solo for Cello ... - Works for Violoncello
CD
Solo for Piano
CD
Sonatas and Interludes - for prepared piano
CD
Sound Art @ Het Apollohuis - Extracts of concertrecordings 1980-1995 - ZKM milestones
2 CDs - 72-page booklet
WERGO 50 Years - Special Edition - Strawinsky, Schnebel, Cage, Nono, Stockhausen
5 CDs
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