Manuscript Excerpt: 30 Pieces for String Quartet

This piece uses proportional notation within time brackets. Cage instructed players to sit far apart from one another within the performance space.

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C.F Peters record

Date [year]: 
1983
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Program: New Music Ensemble 1971

This concert illustrates the decision by the New Music Ensemble to perform "Song Books" with six other works of indeterminacy. The program includes stage directions for the performance.

Date [year]: 
1971
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Program: Juilliard String Quartet

This concert featured works by the New York School composers Cage, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff, and Earle Brown.

Date [year]: 
1956
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