Manuscript Excerpt: Inlets

The musicians play 12 water-filled conch shells by tilting or blowing into them, with a tape recording — or live sounds — of pine cones burning.

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C.F Peters record

Date [year]: 
1977
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Manuscript Excerpt: Lecture on the Weather

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation commission this piece in observance of the Bicentennial of the United States of America.

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C.F Peters record

Date [year]: 
1976
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"4'33"," with Full Orchestra

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Excerpted from a concert dedicated to John Cage, this video was named a the Top 10 video in Classical Music on the U.S. edition of the WeShow Awards.

Artist Name: 
morbidcafe

Manuscript Excerpt: Cheap Imitation for Violin and Piano

Cage based this work on a 1969 composition of the same name for piano; it was an arrangement of the third movement of Erik Satie's "Socrate."

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C.F Peters record

Date [year]: 
1977
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Manuscript Excerpt: Renga

Cage conceived of "Renga" as a score — 361 drawings by Thoreau sometimes superimposed — and 78 parts, for any instruments and/or voices, to be played alone or, as an occasional piece, with Apartment house 1776 or some other "musicircus" — live or recorded — appropriate to another occasion than the Bicentennial of the United States of America.

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C.F Peters record

Date [year]: 
1976
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Manuscript Excerpt: Black Mountain Piece

These are timings for a projector that projected images during a multimedia performance at Black Mountain College in 1952. Often considered the first "happening," the event featured performances by dancer Merce Cunningham, pianist David Tudor, and poet Charles Olson. Robert Rauschenberg suspended his "White Painting" from the ceiling and played phonograph records during the performance.

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Date [year]: 
1952
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Manuscript Excerpt: 0'00''

"To be performed any way by anyone."

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C.F Peters record

Date [year]: 
1962
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Manuscript Excerpt: Child of Tree

Typically coupled with the piece "Branches," this work provides instuctions on how to select the instruments to be played. Each instrument must be a plant or made from a plant.

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C.F Peters record

Date [year]: 
1975
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Manuscript Excerpt: Songbooks Sketches

Excerpts from sketches that illustrate I-Ching figurations. "Song Books" can also be performed with other works of indeterminacy, such as "4'33''" and/or "Radio Music."

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C.F Peters record

Date [year]: 
1970
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"4'33"," interpreted by The Anta Project

Description: 

The Anta Project sonically transforms the US/Mexico Border Wall and Sound Ecology through performance. This release of John Cage's "4'33"," as arranged by Glenn Weyant for the Nogales Arizona/Sonora Border Wall and International Landscape, transforms the wall from a symbol of fear and loathing into an instrument. In his notes on "4'33"," Cage stated the work need not be beholden to either a timeframe or an instrument. Hence, this interpretation's audio version runs well past four minutes and 33 seconds. The performers would like to note that this performance began "long before it started and continues as we speak." The creaks, pops, and groans occur as the morning sun heats the Nogales Wall and are audible to the ear without any amplification or alteration. The performers encourage viewers to visit the Nogales Wall to hear it for themselves, in real time.

Artist Name: 
Glenn Weyant
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