This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: to create a piece of music (Williams Mix, 1952) . Related to a principle found in Indian philosophy: Art is the imitation of Nature in her manner of operation. Studied under Henry Cowell when he (Cage) was young. Took Cowells ideas of extended technique a step further by creating the prepared piano , which consisted of a regular piano with nuts, bolts, screws, and other sound altering objects attached to the strings. Sonatas and Interludes (1946-48). A philosopher as well as a composer, he believed that all we do is music and that we should be aware of the music already around us as much as trying to create more. A participant in the first happenings of the 1960s and a creator of work that was always cutting edge in part because his processes flew in the face of all Western art traditions....
View Full Document
- Fall '08