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In re: "Experimental Music"

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ConferenceNouvelle perspectives sur l'oeuvre musicale et plastique de John Cage
CountryFrance
CityParis
Conference date(s)21/06/1222/06/12

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DatePublished - 21 Jun 2012
Original languageEnglish

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John Cage is universally associated with the phrase “experimental music.” But what did that phrase mean, for Cage and for Cage’s predecessors? I begin with Cage and Lejaren Hiller, both writing important texts on “experimental music” in 1959. From there I trace the phrase backwards, eventually reaching Émile Zola, Gertrude Stein, and William James. A final section traces the phrase forward to Cage and Hiller’s collaboration on HPSCHD (1969).

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