Manuscript Excerpt: Fontana Mix

Performers prepare this work's parts from the superimposition of transparencies — for any number of tracks of magnetic tape, any number of instruments, and any number of performers.

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Date [year]: 
1958
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Manuscript Excerpt: Concert for Piano and Orchestra

This piece consists of solo parts for piano and orchestral instruments. It can be played as an instrumental solo or in combinations of solo instruments. Its parts are derived by chance procedures including the incorporation of imperfections of the paper upon which the parts are written.

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Date [year]: 
1958
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Manuscript Excerpt: ____,____ ____ circus on ____

A means by which to turn a literary work into a performance

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Date [year]: 
1979
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Manuscript Excerpt: Williams Mix

Six categories of sounds recorded onto eight tracks of 1/4" magnetic tape; the score indicates the pattern of tape splicing necessary for the realization.

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Date [year]: 
1953
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Manuscript Excerpt: Four 4

Performers choose their instruments and assign numbers to them. Time brackets indicate the duration of sounds, with each bracket assigned to an instrument.

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C.F Peters record

Date [year]: 
1991
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Manuscript Excerpt: Realization Variations VII

Cage scored this piece for any number of performers, whom he instructed to use neither music nor recordings. The performance consists of using any other sounds available at time and place of performance.

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Date [year]: 
1978
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Manuscript Excerpt: HPSCHD

Cage composed "HPSCHD" for one to seven harpsichords and on to 51 magnetic tapes. The tapes for the first performance were generated by computer.

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Date [year]: 
1969
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Manuscript Excerpt: Music Walk

"Music Walk" requires performers to use radios, voices, and other available sounds. Its score consists of transparencies from which the performers create their own scores.

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Date [year]: 
1958
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Manuscript Excerpt: Imaginary Landscape No. 5

Cage composed this piece for tape from fragments of 42 records, using the I-Ching to create structures; he created it at the studio of Bebe and Louis Baron.

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Date [year]: 
1952
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Manuscript Excerpt: Aria

This aria may be sung in whole or in part, alone or with the Fontana mix or with any parts of the Concert (for piano and orchestra); for Cathy Berberian; composed in Milan, 1958. Text employs vowels, consonants, and words from five languages: Armenian, Russian, Italian, French, and English.

Date [year]: 
1960
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