Cage + Cat John Cage Online

compiled by Josh Ronsen

last update: 5 September 2016

This is a collection of links to infomation on composer John Cage. Please send any corrections and updates to me at josh (ate) ronsen (dote) org If you have any questions about Cage, the perfect place to ask them is SILENCE, the John Cage Discussion List, which can be joined at https://lists.virginia.edu/sympa/info/silence. The John Cage Trust maintains an active presence for dealing with legal issues related to performances and publications. NEW! means link added in past update or so. Photo of Cage and Losa by Sabine Matthes, photo copyright Sabine Matthes.

Contents


Lists of Works

  1. Edition Peters — a list of works available from his publisher, Edition Peters; scores can be ordered from here.
  2. NY Public Library Collection — Annotated list of scores and manuscripts in the NY Public Library collection.
  3. Larry Solomon's List — Detailed list of pieces arranged chronologically and alphabetically.
  4. Andre Chaudron's List — Detailed worklist by André Chaudron, now hosted by The John Cage Trust.
  5. James Pritchett's List — A list compiled by James Pritchett
  6. Paul van Emmerik's List — detailed list of compositions with notes

Discographies/Filmographies

  1. Andre Chaudron's Discography — very detailed discography by André Chaudron, now incorperated into the John Cage Trust site
  2. A John Cage Filmography — a list of films that feature Cage or his music
  3. Paul van Emmerik's Discography — detailed discography by label with notes
  4. Paul van Emmerik's List of Art Works — detailed list of art works, with notes

Interviews

  1. NEW! 1954 seminar interview — with Gyorgy Kepes, brief excerpt
  2. 1963 interview by Jonathan Cott in .mp3 audio format
  3. 1963 interview — with Jack Hirschman from KPFK FM broadcast, July 1963
  4. NEW! 1965 interview — with Michael Kirby and Richard Schechner, in The Tulane Drama Review, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Winter, 1965), pp. 50-72, JSTOR logon required
  5. 1966 interview — with Karen Goodman & Kirk Simon, from film "Buckminster Fuller - Thinking Out Loud"
  6. John Cage and Morton Feldman in Conversation — 1967 conversation in steaming audio format
  7. NEW! 1968 Interview with John Cage and Lejaren Hiller — with Larry Austin, in Computer Music Journal, Vol. 16, No. 4 (Winter, 1992), pp. 15-29, reprinted from Source: Music of the Avant-Garde, Issue 4, Vol.2, No2, pp. 11-19, 1968, JSTOR logon required
  8. NEW! 1968 interview — with Richard Kostelanetz, in The Theatre of Mixed Means. London: Pitman, 1970, pp. 50-63
  9. 1969 interview — with Richard Friedman, from KPFA FM Broadcast
  10. 1970 interview — with Max Nyffeler
  11. 1972 interview — with Hans G. Helms, in October, Vol. 82 (Autumn, 1997), p. 77, JSTOR logon required
  12. NEW! interview on "Empty words" — brief excerpt of radio interview, 1974, also includes audio sample, complete audio version here and here, 2’24” total
  13. 1974 interview — with Paul Cummings
  14. NEW! 1976 interview — with Holly E. Martin
  15. interview with Roger Reynolds — 1977 interview, JSTOR logon required
  16. 1977 interview — with Art Lange, in Brilliant Corners, Number 4
  17. NEW! 1977 interview — with Norma Beecroft, streaming audio
  18. For The Third Time — 1978 video interview by Richard Kostelanetz on Writing for the Third Time Through Finnegans Wake
  19. Interview with Cage and Cunningham — 1981 video interview
  20. 1982 interview — with Stephen Montague, in American Music, Summer 1985, & in Classical Music (May 22, 1982): 11, & in Contact, no. 25 (Autumn 1982)
  21. 1982 interview — with Peter Gena, 1982
  22. 1983 interview — with William Furlong, in Audio Arts book.
  23. 1983 interview — by Charles Amirkhanian, .mp3 audio format, with musical examples
  24. NEW! 1985 interview — video from Rio public performance, video by Sonia Miranda
  25. NEW! 1985 WQXR interview — with Tim Page, streaming audio
  26. NEW! John Cage & Brian Eno interviewed together in 1985 — From Musician magazine by Rob Tannenbaum
  27. A Conversation about Radio — 1986 interview by Richard Kostelanetz, JSTOR logon required
  28. interview with John Held — interview with John Held, 1987
  29. NEW! Anything I Say Will Be Misunderstood, 1988 interview — with William Duckworth, The Bucknell Review32.2 (Jan 1, 1989), ProQuest logon required
  30. His Own Music — 1987 Ur-Conversation produced by Richard Kostelanetz (18 page excerpt from John Cage Conversing), JSTOR logon required
  31. 1987 interview — by Bruce Duffie
  32. shhh... you know who — interview with Brian Morton, the Wire, issue 56, October 1988
  33. 1988 interview — with John Diliberto, in Electronic Musician, March 1988
  34. NEW! 1988 interview on early percussion music — with B. Michael Williams, Percussive Notes, August 1993
  35. Cage on Slonimsky — 1988? Quicktime video interview with Cage on Slonimsky
  36. 1989 Q and A Session — at Norton Lectures, in .mp3 format. Part 2 is here.
  37. 1989 interview — with Takashi Serizawa & Rumiko Kanesaka & Michiko Takagishi
  38. 1989 interview — with Ed Herrmann, from PRX Radio
  39. Interview with Steve Sweeney-Turner — from 1989, second part is here, and the third part is here.
  40. NEW! 1989 Guardian interview — with Gerald Larner, in the Guardian, 16 November 1989
  41. NEW! 1989 interview — with Lili Corbus, in Black Mountain Studies Journal, Vol 4
  42. 1990 interview — in Pataphysics Magazine, Blue Issue, 20 January 1990
  43. NEW! 1990 interview on meditation — with Alan Anderson
  44. John Cage and the Glaswegian Circus — 1990 interview with Steve Sweeney Turner, JSTOR logon required
  45. 1991 interview — with Simone Ellis, brief excerpts of interview with Cage on his paintings
  46. 1991 interview — with Gustavo Matamoros
  47. NEW! 1991 “Ecoute” transcript — with Miroslav Sebestik
  48. 1991 interview — with Alan Anderson, in Lion's Roar, November 1, 1994
  49. NEW! 1992(?) interview — with Vicente Cente Carreton Cano, in Atlántica : revista de las artes, Number 4 [click on Texto or PDF button to read]
  50. 1992 Interview — with Laurie Anderson, in Tricycle, Issue 4

Writings by Cage

  1. Autobiographical statement — (1990)
  2. Experimental Music — (1957)
  3. Cage on Feldman — 4 excerpts of writings from "Silence" concerning Morton Feldman
  4. quotes — a collection of 12 quotes by Cage, some from his book Silence
  5. Mud Book — Scans from Cage's book with Lois Long on making mud pies, more scans here
  6. Diary: How to Improve the World — section of work published in Aspen No. 4 (1966)
  7. Anarchist Poem — written in 1966?
  8. The East in the West — 1968, JSTOR logon required
  9. Notations — the compedium of graphic scores compiled by Cage and Alison Knowles, in .pdf format (also available here)
  10. 1972 letter to US government — written in support of Yoko Ono's immigration status
  11. Mesostics from "M" — 4 mesostics
  12. Memogram Correspondences — 15 typed and hand written letters from 1976-1986
  13. Maurice Graves — Cage discusses the artist in Audio Arts, Vol 6 No. 2&3, 1983.
  14. Tokyo Lecture and Three Mesostics — 1986, JSTOR logon required.
  15. Writing Through Howl — excerpt from "Writing through Howl" (1984)
  16. Raphael Mostel — Cage's mesostic on the name "Raphael Mostel"
  17. mesostic on Nicolas Slonimsky — mesostic written in 1989
  18. Anarchic Harmony
  19. written instructions for Five Hanau Silences (1991)

Articles/essays about Cage

Overviews/Biographies

  1. bio — brief bio
  2. American Master — brief bio on PBS's American Masters page, includes video clip
  3. Wikipedia entry
  4. Introduction to "The Music of John Cage" — the introduction to James Pritchett's excellent book on Cage's music
  5. NEW! New Yorker biographical overview — Alex Ross, 2010
  6. NY Times Obituary — from August 13, 1992
  7. John Cage: September 5, 1912-August 12, 1992 — by Mark Swed, JSTOR logon required
  8. Nothing: A Centenary to Celebrate — by Paul Kilbey

On Specific Pieces

  1. Dream, In a Landscape, Souvenir and Suite for Toy Piano — liner notes written by Stephen Drury
  2. The City Wears a Slouch Hat — liner notes by James Pritchett, also in .pdf format
  3. Sonatas and Interludes — liner notes by James Pritchett, also in .pdf format
  4. Cage's Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Performance, Hearing and Analysis — by Jeffrey Perry, JSTOR logon required
  5. Cage and the prepared piano — by James Pritchett
  6. The Sound collector - The Prepared Piano of John Cage — by Tim Ovens
  7. prepared piano demonstration — Real Audio video of Margaret Leng Tan demonstrating how to prepare the piano for "Bacchanle." A Real Audio sound interview with MLT on the prepared piano can be found here
  8. The Seasons, Cheap Imitation, ASLSP — liner notes written by Stephen Drury
  9. 4'33" — by Larry Solomon
  10. What silence taught John Cage: The story of 4'33" — by James Pritchett
  11. 4'33" — by Peter Gutmann
  12. Margaret Leng Tan talks about 4'33" — Real Audio interview
  13. NEW! From No Such Thing as Silence: John Cage’s 4’33” — by Kyle Gann
  14. Ten Thousand Things — chapter from James Pritchett's disertation "The use of chance techniques in the music of John Cage, 1950-1956"
  15. Concerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra, Concert for Piano and Orchestra, Fourteen — liner notes written by Stephen Drury
  16. The Shapes of Indeterminacy: John Cage's Variations I and Variations II — by David P. Miller
  17. NEW! Indeterminacy and Performance Practice in Cage's Variations — by David P. Miller, in American Music, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Spring, 2009), pp. 60-86, JSTOR logon required
  18. Variations II — David Tudor's realization of Variations II, written by James Pritchett, also in .pdf version
  19. John Cage's Variations II: The Morphology of a Global Structure — by Thomas DeLio, JSTOR logon required
  20. NEW! Variations IV — CD review by Rob Haskins
  21. NEW! Cage, Cunningham, and Collaborators: The Odyssey of Variations V — by Leta E. Miller, in The Musical Quarterly,Vol. 85, No. 3 (Autumn, 2001), pp. 545-567, JSTOR logon required
  22. NEW! Variations VII — by Clarisse Bardiot
  23. John Cage's HPSCHD — by Sara J. Heimbecker, in .pdf format
  24. John Cage and LeJaren Hiller: HPSCHD, 1969 — by Stephen Husarik, American Music Vol. 1, No. 2 (Summer, 1983), pp. 1-21, JSTOR logon required
  25. Song Books — A Marvelous Madness: John Cage's Song Books by Rob Haskins
  26. Song Books — Zac Bond (?) explains each solo in detail.
  27. Imitations/transformations — by James Pritchett concernng "Harmonies" and "Cheap Imitation"
  28. Etceteras — liner notes written by Stephen Drury
  29. NEW! Empty Words and (a)political art of John Cage— by Jerzy Luty, in Black Mountain Studies Journal, Vol 4
  30. John Cage and History: Hymns and Variations — by William Brooks, JSTOR logon required
  31. John Cage's "Letters to Erik Satie" — by Marc Thorman, JSTOR logon required
  32. Freeman Etudes — liner notes by James Pritchett
  33. Hymnkus — by Peter Gena
  34. Marcel Duchamp, James Joyce, Erik Satie: An Alphabet — review by Josh Ronsen
  35. Essay — Text that accompanied an installation of Cage's "Essay" in Berlin in 1993, written by James Pritchett, also .pdf version
  36. A Dip in the Lake — brief article by Peter Gena
  37. The Music of Verbal Space: John Cage's "What You Say" — by Marjorie Perloff
  38. Europeras — essay by Stefan Beyst
  39. De-Composing Opera/Re-Composing Listening: John Cage's Europeras — by David Ryan, JSTOR logon required
  40. Synergetic Dynamics in John Cage's "Europeras 1 & 2" — by Laura D. Kuhn, JSTOR logon required
  41. Europeras 3 and 4 — liner notes by James Pritchett
  42. I_VI — "A Man Inspired by Chance" by John Rockwell
  43. NEW! ORGAN^2/ASLSP — by John Darnielle
  44. Two^2 — The Harmony of Emptiness: John Cage's Two^2 by Rob Haskins
  45. NEW! Two^3, Inlets, Two^4 — liner notes written by Rob Haskins
  46. Two^4 — liner notes written by Stephen Drury
  47. One^4, Four, Twenty-Nine — liner notes by Rob Haskins
  48. Four^4 — Anarchism and the Everyday: Cage's Number Pieces by Rob Haskins
  49. Five^3 — notes by James Pritchett
  50. John Cage and the Squat — about Five Hanau Silences (1991)
  51. Atlas Eclipticales, Winter Music, 103 — liner notes written by James Pritchett
  52. Atlas Eclipticales, Winter Music, 103 — review of Atlas Eclipticales, Winter Music, 103
  53. One^8 — by James Pritchett
  54. One^9 and 108 — Notes for One^9 and 108 by Rob Haskins
  55. Rolywholyover — brief article about the Rolywholyover museum event
  56. NEW! “What You Say” — “The Music of Verbal Space” by Marjorie Perloff

Misc. Topics

  1. Cage — by Stewart Buettner, JSTOR logon required
  2. Analysis of Scores — Peter Gena analyzes Cage's scores from the 1950s
  3. John Cage: morphological systems for scoring — by M. Blair Ligon
  4. Composing after Cage. Permission Granted — by Geoff Smith, JSTOR logon required
  5. John Cage: Choral music (a timeline) — liner notes by James Pritchett
  6. John Cage: Professor, Maestro, Percussionist, Composer — by B. Michell Williams
  7. Notes on Cage, Harmony and Analysis — by Rob Haskins
  8. What John Cage Did — by Kenneth Maue
  9. Writings by Wierzbicki — 6 essays and reviews of Cage by James Wierzbicki
  10. Wiring John Cage: Silence as a Global Sound System — by Charles A. Baldwin
  11. John Cage's Queer Silence — by Jonathan Katz
  12. Cage Speaks Faster When the Street Gets Noisy — article by Greg Sandow
  13. John Cage: Silence and Silencing — by Douglas Kahn, JSTOR logon required
  14. Silencing the Sounded Self: John Cage and the Intentionality of Nonintention — by Christopher Shultis, JSTOR logon required
  15. EC=JC2: John Cage as Exemplary Creator — by David Nicholls, also available in .pdf format
  16. "Something like a hidden glimmering": John Cage and recorded sound — by James Pritchett
  17. John Cage as a Hörspielmacher — by Richard Kostelanetz, JSTOR logon required
  18. Art & Life: John Cage, Avant-gardism & Technology — by Martin J.C. Dixon, also available in .pdf format
  19. Cage: Chance: Change — by Marjorie Perloff
  20. NEW! Making a Difference: Ramifications of Unity and Diversity, Repetition and Variation, in the Work of John Cage — by Steve Lansford, in in Black Mountain Studies Journal, Vol 4
  21. John Cage and the "Project of Modernity" — by David W. Bernstein
  22. Postmodernism and the Music of John Cage — by Nancy Perloff
  23. Freedom in experimental music: the New York Revolution — by Peter Gena
  24. NEW! John Cage on Human Nature… — by Maria Popova
  25. NEW! Listening to Cage: Nonintentional philosophy and music — by Richard Flemming
  26. NEW! Determining Indeterminacy: The Legacy of John Cage — by Dean Wilcox, in in Black Mountain Studies Journal, Vol 4
  27. John Cage's Living Theatre — by Majorie Perloff
  28. NEW! John Cage at Black Mountain — by Mary Emma Harris, in in Black Mountain Studies Journal, Vol 4
  29. NEW! Two Cages, One College: Cage at Black Mountain College, 1948 and 1952 — by David Patterson, in in Black Mountain Studies Journal, Vol 4
  30. The Anarchist Art of John Cage — by Richard Kostelanetz
  31. Crises of Authenticity — by Joe Panzner; examines Variations II, Song Books, and 103
  32. Blame it on Cage — by Steev Hise
  33. John Cage: Composed In America — Kenneth Goldsmith reviews the book "John Cage: Composed in America"
  34. NEW! The Asian Factor in John Cage’s Aesthetics — by Holly E. Martin, in in Black Mountain Studies Journal, Vol 4
  35. John Cage in a New Key — by Natalie Crohn Schmitt, JSTOR logon required
  36. New Beginnings — by Edward Dudley, JSTOR logon required
  37. John Cage: Ghost or Monster? — By Cornelius Cardew, JSTOR logon required
  38. The Cage Case: Existential Joker — by Elaine Barkin, JSTOR logon required
  39. NEW! John Cage Conceptualist Poet — by Marjorie Perloff
  40. Three Thousand Seven Hundred Forty-Seven Words about John Cage — by Edward Morris, JSTOR logon required
  41. 11 Stories — 11 more remembrances
  42. NEW! Review of Collected Letters — by Alastair Macaulay, in New York Times, July 21, 2016

Cage & ...

  1. Cage and Cunningham — by Cornelius Cardew, JSTOR logon required
  2. Cage and Cunningham — essay on Cage's working relationship with Merce Cunningham by Connie Sunday
  3. NEW! The Cage/Cunningham Aesthetic Revisited — by Marjorie Perloff
  4. Duchamp and Cage — Glasswanderers by Julia Dur
  5. Cage and Satie — by Michael Nyman, JSTOR logon required
  6. John Cage's Studies with Schoenberg — by Michael Hicks, JSTOR logon required
  7. Cage Contra Stravinsky, or Delineating the Aleatory Aesthetic — by Frank W. Hoogerwerf, JSTOR logon required
  8. Henry Cowell and John Cage: Intersections and Influences, 1933-1941 — by Leta E. Miller, JSTOR logon required
  9. Privileging the Moment: Cage, Jung, Synchronicity, Postmodernism — by Charles Hamm, JSTOR logon required
  10. NEW! The Influence of Joseph Campbell on John Cage — by Edward Crooks
  11. Cage and Beyond: An Annotated Interview with Christian Wolff — by David Patterson, JSTOR logon required
  12. John Cage's Dublin, Lyn Hejinian's Leningrad: Poetic Cities as Cyberspaces — by Marjorie Perloff
  13. Cage and Rauschenberg — by Peter Gena
  14. Morton Feldman speaks of Cage — Interview with Morton Feldman about Cage
  15. NEW! Robert Morris and John Cage — by Branden W. Joseph, in October, Vol. 81 (Summer, 1997), pp. 59-69, JSTOR logon required

Paintings/Visual Art by Cage

Leaving aside the many beautiful scores by Cage that could be considered "visual art," here are links to various paintings, sculptures and other visual artworks made by Cage.
  1. Paul van Emmerik's List of Art Works — detailed list of art works, with notes
  2. Not Wanting to Say Anthing about Marcel (1969)
                     

  3. Plant Watering Instructions (?)


  4. Changes and Disappearances #26 (1979-82)


  5. Crown Point Press
                     
    — images of paintings made at Crown Point Press, plus a photo of Cage working in 1980

  6. Watercolors at Margarete Roeder Gallery
              

  7. Changes + Disappearances #30 (1982)


  8. R3 (Where R=Ryoanji) (1983)


  9. 2R + 13 x 14 (Where R=Ryoanji) (1983)


  10. Weathered (1984)


  11. Ryoku 5 (1985)


  12. Eninka #35 (1986)


  13. 10R/6 (1987)


  14. New River Watercolor Series I (1988)
      

      

  15. New River Watercolor, Series IV, #4 (1988)


  16. Dramatic Fire (1989)


  17. 75 Stones (1989)


  18. Stones (1989)
        


  19. Wild Edible Drawing No. 6 & 8 (1990)
      


  20. Mesostinatostics (1989)
      

    — 2 "Mesostinatostic" writings on colored discs

  21. River Rocks and Smoke 4/11/90 #1 (1990)


  22. Mozart Mix (1991)


  23. Matress Factory Installation (1991)
    — picture gallery of installation of artwork by Cage and others

  24. Untitled (1991)


  25. Where R = Ryoanji (3R/17) (1992)



Sound Files

  1. Story from Living Room Music — voices by Arnold Marinissen
  2. The Perilous Night — performed by Richard Bunger. This is part of an 81 minute radio program on the prepared piano; other works by other composers are also performed, but a demonstration is given on how to prepare a piano to perform Cage's A Valentine Out of Season. Streaming format
  3. Sonata XIII — excerpt of "Sonata XIII" (on poorly designed page with frames: click on the little picture of the screw and then click on Sonata XIII icon)
  4. Suite for Toy Piano — performed by Margaret Len Tang, streaming format
  5. String Quartet in Four Parts — Zehetmair Quartet performs 2 parts, in Real Media format
  6. 26'1.1499" for a String Player — .mp3 of Charlotte Moorman realization
  7. Radio Music (1956) — Real Audio file from Fluxus Anthology
  8. Electronic Music for Piano — .mp3, performed by John Tilbury and Sebastian Lex
  9. Mushroom Haiku — .mp3 of Cage reading. Another reading from Silence is here.
  10. Cartridge Music — 1977 radio program featuring excerpts from Cartridge Music, Aria with Fontana Mix, Variations IV, 4’33”, Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse), Part VI , Song Books: I & II & Empty Words, In a Landscape plus a Q&A with Cage before an audience. 134 minutes, streaming format.
  11. Aria with Fontana Mix — .FLAC format of Cathy Berberian performance with Magnetic tape
  12. Fontana Mix - Feed — .mp3 of 1967 Max Neuhaus realization
  13. Solos for Voice 2 — .FLAC format of The Brandeis University Chamber Chorus performance
  14. Variations I — .FLAC format of Gerd Zacher (organ) performance
  15. Variations I — .mp3 of 2004 live version by Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Mihaela Ursuleasa (here is the score).
  16. Variations III — .FLAC format of New Music Ensemble of the San Francisco Conservatory performance.
  17. 1965 lecture/performance —"On Robert Rauschenberg, Artist and His Work", published in his Silence, and "26 Statements Re Duchamp", and "Jasper Johns: Stories and Ideas"
  18. Duet for Cymbal — 1965 performance by Cage and David Tudor, using the score to “Cartridge Music”
  19. Varitations IV — 1965 performance by Cage and David Tudor
  20. Diary: How to Improve the World I (excerpt) — Real Audio file taken from Wergo CD
  21. MEWANTEMOOSIECDAY — 1969 performance combining works of Satie and Cage at Putah Creek Lodge (UC Davis), streaming format
  22. Music in Dialogue — 1969 Lecture at UC Davis
  23. Lecture on Chance — 1969 lecture on chance operations at UC Davis, streaming format
  24. Lecture on mushrooms — 1970 lecture on mushrooms and other subjects, streaming format
  25. 1971 Performance — of "Not Wanting to Say Anything about Marcel," "Diary: How to Improve theWorld (You Will Only Make Matters Worse, Part VI)," and "Acrostic: Merce Cunningham."
  26. 1971 lecture/reading of Diary — by Cage
  27. 62 Mesostics Re - Merce Cunningham (1971) — .mp3 of Jack Briece performance
  28. Mureau — .mp3s of Cage reading this work in Germany, 1972
  29. Song, Derived from the Journal of Henry David Thoreau (1976) — .mp3 of Cage reading
  30. Mureau + Q&A — 1977 reading and Q&A at Cabrillo Music Festival
  31. Writing for the Second Time Through Finnegans Wake (1978) — .mp3 of Cage reading
  32. A Dip in the Lake — .mp3s of a 2000 version
  33. Mesostic I-VI Part I (1989) — .mp3, read by Cage
  34. Themes and Variations — read by Al Filreis, Shawn Walker, and George Blaustein
  35. Composition in Retrospect — read by Cage
  36. John Cage Meets Sun Ra — .mp3 file taken from LP of same name. The other half of this can be found here.
  37. What You Say (On Jasper Johns) (excerpt) — Real Audio file taken from Mode Records release The Text Pieces I
  38. ASLSP — current note in 639 year long performance of ASLSP
  39. One^7 — 1991 performance by Cage, + Q&A with audience, 77 minutes, streaming format
  40. Ode to Gravity: John Cage — Charles Amirkhanian produced radio show featuring excertps of Cage's music and bits of 1983 and 1987 interviews

Online Video

Performances

  1. A Room — by Floraleda Sacchi (harp)
  2. In the Name of the Holocaust — performed by Margaret Leng Tan
  3. Dreams that Money Can Buy — video and audio from Hans Richter film, with Marcel Duchamp's rotating art and prepared piano music from Cage.
  4. In A Landscape — by Floraleda Sacchi (harp)
  5. Sonata I & II? — 2002 performance by James Tenney (prepared piano) , two more Sonatas XIV & XV? by Tenney can be found here.
  6. Sonata V — from the Sonatas and Interludes (1946-48), terrific view from inside the prepared piano
  7. Cage playing 4'33" on piano in street — 1976 clip from Nam June Paik's "Tribute to John Cage" [the video clip didn't play too well on my work PC]
  8. 4'33" — by Margaret Leng Tan (toy piano)
  9. Water Walk — 1960 performance on I've Got a Secret TV show.
  10. Speech — 1982? rehearsal supervised by Cage
  11. Variations III — 2007 rehearsals by Motion Ensemble
  12. Variations V — 1965? clip (2 minutes) of Cage, Tudor, Gordon Mumma performing Variations V with Merce Cunningham dancers
  13. John Cage and David Tudor — 1966 electronic performance + Cage speaking from "Sound?" (Variations V? VII?)
  14. Solos for Voice 58 — 88 minute performance of these 18 microtonal ragas

Interviews and Documentaries

  1. 1969 interview — excerpt of 1969 interview, Quicktime movie
  2. mushroom picking — video of Cage collecting mushrooms and speaking, from 1980?
  3. Birdcage — 1972 documentary by Hans G Helms for German TV
  4. Four American Composers: John Cage — 1983 documentary by Peter Greenaway
  5. 27 Sounds made in a kitchen — portion of Peter Greenaway film with voice-over by Cage, 1983?
  6. 1987 interview
  7. American Masters: John Cage — 1990 documentary by Vivian Perlis

Photos

(dates with ? are approximated by Josh Ronsen)
  1. spikey hair — 1948?
  2. more spikey hair
    — Cage on cover of Critical Inquiry
  3. car — Cage driving his Model A, 1952?
  4. New School Class — Cage and students in the infamous New School class, 1958/9?
  5. Cage and Cathy Berberian — 1962?
  6. Cage and Cathy Berberian — 1962?
  7. Cage and James Drew — 1964
  8. Cage and David Tudor — 1964
  9. in performance — photo of Cage in performance with Tudor, Gordon Mumma, and Merce Cunningham dancers (also 2 minute video clip), 1965
  10. William Gedney Photos — 38 black and white photos of Cage taken by William Gerdney in the late 1960s, photos include the electronic chessboard from "Reunion" and Cage hunting for mushrooms
  11. 4 photos of Cage — 1967-8
  12. performing Vexations — 1969
  13. dark Cage — 1970? portrait
  14. Cage and Mumma with headphones — 1970, Cage and Gordon Mumma in radio studio
  15. 4 photos — 4 photos of Cage from 1970? to 1990?
  16. 4 photos — 4 other photos of Cage from 1970? to 1990?
  17. laugh — bearded Cage laughing
  18. lecturing to young people — 1973 at Oberlin
  19. collage photos — 8 photos of Cage on poster for 1980 lecture
  20. painting — Cage working on art at Crown Point Press, 1980
  21. reading — Cage performs at The University of Maryland, 1981
  22. 2 photos of Cage and Cunningham — 1983
  23. Cage and Cunningham in Italy — 1985?
  24. Cage meeting Sun Ra — image from rare album cover, 1986
  25. smile — Cage giving a smile while posing, 1987
  26. painting — Cage painting, 1988
  27. Cage and LaBarbara — Cage and Joan LaBarbara, 1988?
  28. Cage and Margaret Leng Tan — 1988?
  29. Cage making soup — 1989
  30. holding box of mysterious objects — 1990?
  31. holding cat — 1990?
  32. Cage explaining — closeup of face, 1990?
  33. Cage with players — Cage with SF Contempoary Players, Gordon Mumma, William Winnat, 1992

Misc info

  1. SILENCE: The John Cage Discussion List — an email discussion list run by Joseph Zitt. Searchable archives of the list can be found at the New Albion Records website. The archives for the list from 1994-199 are here.
  2. upcoming Cage concerts around the world
  3. John Cage Compendium — a detailed list of what Cgae did, when and where.
  4. Chronology 1912-1972 and Chronology1972-1992 — Detailed day-to-day activies compiled by Paul van Emmerik
  5. Detailed bibliography A-B — compiled by Paul van Emmerik, continued in C, D-J, K-P and Q-Z.
  6. bibliographic index of pieces — an index of where each composition is mentioned in Cage literature
  7. index for book "Conversing with Cage" — compiled by Larry Solomon
  8. computer programs — list of computer programs designed by Andrew Culver and used by Cage in his work.
  9. Cage/Fluxus bibliography — bibiolography of Cage interviews pertaining to Fluxus
  10. Cage bibliography — from Corner magazine
  11. CDs of Cage's music can be ordered from Forced Exposure (US), Mode (US), Ogre Press @ CD Baby (US)
  12. Edition Peters — Cage's primary publisher, Cage's scores can be ordered from here
  13. Electronic Arts Intermix — has videos to rent for educational & screening rentals
  14. Wesleyan University Cage archive
  15. Fonts — Computer fonts based on Cage's handwriting.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. SILENCE: The John Cage Discussion List — this email discussion list is the perfect place to ask questions concerning John Cage. Searchable archives of the list can be found at the New Albion Records website.
  2. What can I do? One thing that is needed that I do not have time to do is to compile lists of web sites about Cage in German and French. Also, I would like to post interviews with Cage from out of print sources. I need help in getting permission to post these.

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