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John Cage at the San Francisco Art Institute

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 77 min
Event Type: Lecture / Panel Discussion Program Origin: C Amirkhanian

John Cage reading his composition "One 7" and answering questions from a capacity audience at the theater of the San Francisco Art Institute. “One 7” is approximately 30 minutes long and consists of brief vocalizations interspersed with long periods of silence. The questions from the audience range from inquiries about the process by which Cage composes, his lack of interest in pleasing an audience, his love of mushrooms, Buddhism, chance operations, and whether Cage can stand on his head.

Musical Selections:  One 7 / John Cage
Genre:  Poetry
Subject:  Cage, John; Poetry; Silence in literature; Cut-ups (Literary form); Chance operations; Aleatory music; Zen Buddhism
People:  Cage, John
Recording Date:  1/9/1991
 
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